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Consumer demand for urban forest ecosystem services and disservices: Examining trade-offs using choice experiments and best-worst scaling
01. Februar 2018
Publication date: February 2018 Source:Ecosystem Services, Volume 29, Part A Author(s): José R. Soto, Francisco J. Escobedo, Hayk Khachatryan, Damian C. Adams Many studies value urban ecosystem service benefits using residents’ willingness to pay and supply-side analyses of ecosystem attributes. But, few studies account for consumer demand and ecosystem disservices. To address this gap we surveyed 1052 homeowners eliciting consumer demand for key urban forest ecosystem attributes and service-disservice levels in both their properties and surrounding neighborhood. We use an...
Economic viability of the national-scale forestation program: The case of success in the Republic of Korea
01. Februar 2018
Publication date: February 2018 Source:Ecosystem Services, Volume 29, Part A Author(s): Jongyeol Lee, Chul-Hee Lim, Gang Sun Kim, Anil Markandya, Sarwat Chowdhury, Sea Jin Kim, Woo-Kyun Lee, Yowhan Son The forests in the Republic of Korea (ROK) successfully recovered through the national forestation program as did the ecosystem services associated with them. With this positive experience, it is instructive to investigate the economic viability of the forestation program. In this study, we estimated the changes in the key ecosystem services (disaster risk reduction (DRR...
Improving payments for ecosystem services (PES) outcomes through the use of Multi-Criteria Evaluation (MCE) and the software OPTamos
01. Februar 2018
Publication date: February 2018 Source:Ecosystem Services, Volume 29, Part A Author(s): Nelson Grima, Simron J. Singh, Barbara Smetschka The Earth’s ecosystems provide society with basic goods and services, but this ecosystem provision of benefits is constantly under threat by anthropogenic pressures, mainly related to land use changes. A solution proposed to address these issues is the implementation of Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) schemes. However, such schemes have received strong criticism, which suggests that there is a need for improvement. The paper discusses the...
Distilling the role of ecosystem services in the Sustainable Development Goals
01. Februar 2018
Publication date: February 2018 Source:Ecosystem Services, Volume 29, Part A Author(s): Sylvia L.R. Wood, Sarah K. Jones, Justin A. Johnson, Kate A. Brauman, Rebecca Chaplin-Kramer, Alexander Fremier, Evan Girvetz, Line J. Gordon, Carrie V. Kappel, Lisa Mandle, Mark Mulligan, Patrick O'Farrell, William K. Smith, Louise Willemen, Wei Zhang, Fabrice A. DeClerck Achieving well-being for all, while protecting the environment, is one of the most pressing global challenges of our time, and a central idea in the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We...
Food, money and lobsters: Valuing ecosystem services to align environmental management with Sustainable Development Goals
01. Februar 2018
Publication date: February 2018 Source:Ecosystem Services, Volume 29, Part A Author(s): Michelle Ward, Hugh Possingham, Jonathan R. Rhodes, Peter Mumby With over 1 billion people currently relying on the services provided by marine ecosystems – e.g. food, fibre and coastal protection – governments, scientists and international bodies are searching for innovative research to support decision-makers in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Valuing past and present ecosystem services allows investigation into how different scenarios impact the SDGs, such as...
A new perspective on valuating marine climate regulation: The Israeli Mediterranean as a case study
01. Februar 2018
Publication date: February 2018 Source:Ecosystem Services, Volume 29, Part A Author(s): Yoav Peled, Shiri Zemah Shamir, Mordechai Shechter, Eyal Rahav, Alvaro Israel Marine climate regulation, the absorption and deposition of atmospheric carbon in the marine environment, is considered a valuable ecosystem service. Past valuations of this ecosystem service neglected to account for its temporal context, either by equating it with primary productivity, an underlying ecosystem process, or disregarded the temporal aspects related to its supply, thus leading to inaccurate...
Revealing spatial and temporal patterns of outdoor recreation in the European Alps and their surroundings
01. Februar 2018
Publication date: Available online 9 December 2017 Source:Ecosystem Services Author(s): Uta Schirpke, Claude Meisch, Thomas Marsoner, Ulrike Tappeiner Outdoor recreation contributes vitally to human well-being, but spatio-temporal mapping on large scales of this ecosystem service is rarely addressed in a comprehensive manner. In this study, we aim to map recreation supply, demand, and flow, combining different approaches and data sources, including spatially explicit indicators and crowd-sourced information from social media. We analyse spatial and temporal patterns in the...
Handling a messy world: Lessons learned when trying to make the ecosystem services concept operational
01. Februar 2018
Publication date: Available online 9 December 2017 Source:Ecosystem Services Author(s): Kurt Jax, Eeva Furman, Heli Saarikoski, David N. Barton, Ben Delbaere, Jan Dick, Guy Duke, Christoph Görg, Erik Gómez-Baggethun, Paula A. Harrison, Joachim Maes, Marta Pérez-Soba, Sanna-Riikka Saarela, Francis Turkelboom, Jiska van Dijk, Allan D. Watt The concept of ecosystem services is widely used in the scientific literature and increasingly also in policy and practice. Nevertheless, operationalising the concept, i.e. putting it into practice, is still a...
Optimising recreation services from protected areas – Understanding the role of natural values, built infrastructure and contextual factors
01. Februar 2018
Publication date: Available online 8 December 2017 Source:Ecosystem Services Author(s): E.C. Heagney, J.M. Rose, A. Ardeshiri, M. Kovač Effective management of recreation within protected areas requires a comprehensive understanding of the drivers of site visitation. To date, large multi-site studies that compare recreation demand for protected areas in response to underlying site attributes are rare, and have generally been restricted to high-profile, high-visitation sites. Our study, undertaken in south-eastern Australia, is the first to use random utility travel cost methods...
Editorial: Operationalisation of natural capital and ecosystem services – Special issue
01. Februar 2018
Publication date: Available online 6 December 2017 Source:Ecosystem Services Author(s): Jiska van Dijk, Jan Dick, Paula Harrison, Kurt Jax, Heli Saarikoski, Eeva Furman
Editorial Board
01. Dezember 2017
Publication date: December 2017 Source:Ecosystem Services, Volume 28, Part A
Editorial Board
01. Dezember 2017
Publication date: December 2017 Source:Ecosystem Services, Volume 28, Part C
Editorial Board
01. Dezember 2017
Publication date: December 2017 Source:Ecosystem Services, Volume 28, Part B
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01. Dezember 2017
Publication date: December 2017 Source:Ecosystem Services, Volume 28, Part A
Contents
01. Dezember 2017
Publication date: December 2017 Source:Ecosystem Services, Volume 28, Part C
Contents
01. Dezember 2017
Publication date: December 2017 Source:Ecosystem Services, Volume 28, Part B
Twenty years of ecosystem services: How far have we come and how far do we still need to go?
01. Dezember 2017
Publication date: December 2017 Source:Ecosystem Services, Volume 28, Part A Author(s): Robert Costanza, Rudolf de Groot, Leon Braat, Ida Kubiszewski, Lorenzo Fioramonti, Paul Sutton, Steve Farber, Monica Grasso It has been 20years since two seminal publications about ecosystem services came out: an edited book by Gretchen Daily and an article in Nature by a group of ecologists and economists on the value of the world’s ecosystem services. Both of these have been very highly cited and kicked off an explosion of research, policy, and applications of the idea, including...
Providing ecosystem services in a challenging environment by dealing with bundles, trade-offs, and synergies
01. Dezember 2017
Publication date: December 2017 Source:Ecosystem Services, Volume 28, Part C Author(s): Alejandro Gonzalez-Ollauri, Slobodan B. Mickovski The provision of ecosystem services (ES) relies upon the adequate functioning of multifunctional ecosystems and landscapes. Multifunctional ecosystems are prone to the emergence of ES bundles, trade-offs, and synergies due to various ecological and socio-ecological drivers. Dealing effectively with ES bundles, in general, and the interactions between ES, in particular, is crucial to achieve high degrees of sustainability and resilience by human...
The relevance of cross-scale connections and spatial interactions for ecosystem service delivery by protected areas: Insights from southern Africa
01. Dezember 2017
Publication date: December 2017 Source:Ecosystem Services, Volume 28, Part B Author(s): A. De Vos, G.S. Cumming, D.J. Roux The ecosystem services (ES) concept can frame the value of protected areas (PAs) to society and identify management actions that bridge biodiversity conservation and human benefits. In this special issue on ES flows to and from southern African PAs we consider two themes: (1) water as a biophysical and social-ecological connector; and (2) cross-scale interactions and connections as influences on cultural ecosystem service (CES) provision. Freshwater flows...
Monetary value of urban green space as an ecosystem service provider: A case study of urban runoff management in Finland
01. Dezember 2017
Publication date: December 2017 Source:Ecosystem Services, Volume 28, Part A Author(s): Sveta Silvennoinen, Maija Taka, Vesa Yli-Pelkonen, Harri Koivusalo, Markku Ollikainen, Heikki Setälä The predicted increase in the number of urban flood events can result in substantial monetary losses to society. These costs may be alleviated by preserving ecosystem services, such as urban runoff management. We studied the monetary value of this ecosystem service by applying the replacement cost method in six catchments with varying land-use intensities in two cities in Finland. The...

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