Forest Values Survey - Citizens' appreciation of Forest Ecosystem Services


Dear participant,

with this survey, we aim to understand in what ways citizens appreciate and relate to forests. A better understanding of how people value forests can enable policy-makers to tackle pressing issues in ways that citizens approve of.

Responsible for this survey is a team of researchers at BOKU University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences in Vienna. Our survey has a duration of approximately 20 to 25 minutes. In case you need to interrupt the survey, you can save your preliminary responses and resume the survey at a later point. Please make sure to respond as accurately as possible to the questions.

Your answers will be anonymized and treated with great care according to the latest data protection regulations (GDPR - General Data Protection Regulation). The collected data will only be used in this scientific project. The survey is part of the "POLYFORES" research project on forest values that is carried out by a consortium of European universities.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Marcel Mallow via phone +43 1 47654-73219 or email

Thank you for your time and support.

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