Data from: Are all rivers equal? The role of education in attitudes towards temporary and perennial rivers

Catherine Leigh, Kate S. Boersma, Mark L. Galatowitsch, Victoria S. Milner & Rachel Stubbington
Temporary rivers (TRs) are prevalent, biodiverse ecosystems yet often overlooked and underprotected. This may be because inadequate understanding of their ecosystem services leaves them undervalued by society. However, evidence of negative attitudes towards TRs is scant. We investigated the strength and extent of negative attitudes by surveying undergraduate students from Australia, UK, and USA on their agreement (positive attitude) or disagreement (negative attitude) with statements about the ecosystem services, moral consideration, and protection of perennial...

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