We are second year undergraduate students at the University of Reading working on a project on ‘public perceoptions of ecosystem services within the Loddon area catchment' for our degree. We would be grateful if you could spend 5 minutes to complete this questionnaire.

The University of Reading will keep any information you supply in a secure place until June 2018, when it will be destroyed. Nothing that you tell us in this research project will be disclosed to anyone other than my dissertation supervisor and marker. All information will be treated in the strictest confidence.

This project has been subject to ethical review, according to the procedures specified by the University Research Ethics Committee, and has been allowed to proceed.

For more information please see this website: https://loddonobservatory.org/category/learning/loddon-catchment-consultancy/ 

Contact: j.m.clark@reading.ac.uk

* 1. What is your age?

* 2. Which of the following best describes your current occupation?

* 3. In your own words, how do you believe the natural environment or countryside benefits people?

* 4.    Source: https://www.catchmentbasedapproach.org/images/bt_portfolio/4/large/54c86673ea1e238ddd66bb73ffb2541a.jpeg


What benefits of nature can you see here?

* 5. Do you have any prior knowledge relating to 'ecosystem services'?

* 6. Which of the following features of a supporting ecosystem service do you value the most?

  Most Valuable Valuable Somewhat Valuable Not Valuable Don't know
Photosynthesis
Soil Formation
Primary Production
Nutrient Cycling
Water Cycling

* 7. Which of the following features of a provisioning ecosystem service do you value?

  Most Valuable Valuable Somewhat valuable Not Valuable Don't Know
Food
Fuel
Genetic Resources
Biochemicals
Natural Medicines
Fresh Water
Pharmaceuticals

* 8. Which of the following features of a regulating ecosystem service do you value?

  Most Valuable Valuable Somewhat Valuable Not Valuable Don't Know
Air Quality
Climate
Water & Air Purification
Disease & Pest Control
Erosion
Natural Hazards

* 9. Which of the following features of a cultural ecosystem service do you value?

  Most Valuable Valuable Somewhat Valuable Not Valuable Don't Know
Spiritual Enrichment
Cognitive Development
Reflection
Recreation
Aesthetic Experiences

* 10. Out of the four ecosystem services which do you think is the most important?

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