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Approach to user group-specific assessment of urban green spaces for a more equitable supply exemplified by the elderly population
18. Mai 2022 Research Article
One Ecosystem 7: e83325 DOI: 10.3897/oneeco.7.e83325 Authors: Celina Stanley, Robert Hecht, Sercan Cakir, Patrycia Brzoska Abstract: The use of urban green spaces (UGS) depends on its quality, which is perceived very differently by diverse socio-demographic groups. In particular, elderly people have special demands on the UGS quality. It is essential to know these demands to create an equitable UGS supply. We present an approach to determining some qualitative aspects and the supply of cultural ecosystem services of diverse forms of UGS. This is realised by combining user...
Assessing ecosystem condition at the national level in Hungary - indicators, approaches, challenges
05. Mai 2022 Research Article
One Ecosystem 7: e81543 DOI: 10.3897/oneeco.7.e81543 Authors: Eszter Tanács, Ákos Bede-Fazekas, Anikó Csecserits, Lívia Kisné Fodor, László Pásztor, Imelda Somodi, Tibor Standovár, András Zlinszky, Zita Zsembery, Ágnes Vári Abstract: The availability of robust and reliable spatial information on ecosystem condition is of increasing importance in informing conservation policy. Recent policy requirements have sparked a renewed interest in conceptual questions related to ecosystem condition and practical aspects like indicator selection, resulting in the emergence...
Guidelines and a supporting toolbox for parameterising key soil hydraulic properties in hydrological studies and broader integrated modelling
19. April 2022 Research Article
One Ecosystem 7: e76410 DOI: 10.3897/oneeco.7.e76410 Authors: Nguyet Dang, Bethanna Jackson, Stephanie Tomscha, Linda Lilburne, Kremena Burkhard, Dung Duc Tran, Long Phi, Rubianca Benavidez Abstract: Information on soil hydraulic properties (e.g. soil moisture pressure relationships and hydraulic conductivity) is valuable for a wide range of disciplines including hydrology, ecology, environmental management and agriculture. However, this information is often not readily available as direct measurements are costly and time-consuming. Furthermore, as more complex...
Green balance in urban areas as an indicator for policy support: a multi-level application
Research Article
One Ecosystem 7: e72685 DOI: 10.3897/oneeco.7.e72685 Authors: Grazia Zulian, Federica Marando, Lorenzo Mentaschi, Claudia Alzetta, Bettina Wilk, Joachim Maes Abstract: Green spaces are increasingly recognised as key elements in enhancing urban resilience as they provide several ecosystem services. Therefore, their implementation and monitoring in cities are crucial to meet sustainability targets.In this paper, we provide a methodology to compute an indicator that assesses changes in vegetation cover within Urban Green Infrastructure (UGI). Such an indicator is adopted as one...
U-shaped deep-learning models for island ecosystem type classification, a case study in Con Dao Island of Vietnam
14. Februar 2022 Research Article
One Ecosystem 7: e79160 DOI: 10.3897/oneeco.7.e79160 Authors: Kinh Bac Dang, Thi Ha Thanh Nguyen, Huu Duy Nguyen, Quang Hai Truong, Thi Phuong Vu, Hanh Nguyen Pham, Thi Thuy Duong, Van Trong Giang, Duc Minh Nguyen, Thu Huong Bui, Benjamin Burkhard Abstract: The monitoring of ecosystem dynamics utilises time and resources from scientists and land-use managers, especially in wetland ecosystems in islands that have been affected significantly by both the current state of oceans and human-made activities. Deep-learning models for natural and anthropogenic ecosystem type...
General guidance for custom-built structural equation models
01. Februar 2022 Review Article
One Ecosystem 7: e72780 DOI: 10.3897/oneeco.7.e72780 Authors: James Grace Abstract: Structural Equation Modelling (SEM) represents a quantitative methodology for specifying and evaluating causal network hypotheses. The application of SEM typically involves the use of specialised software packages that implement estimation procedures and automate model checking and the output of summary results. There are times when the specification details an investigator wishes to implement to represent their data relationships are not supported by available SEM packages. In such cases, it...
Assessing ecosystem services of abandoned agricultural lands: a case study in the forested zone of European Russia
01. Februar 2022 Research Article
One Ecosystem 7: e77969 DOI: 10.3897/oneeco.7.e77969 Authors: Daria Anpilogova, Alla Pakina Abstract: The massive abandonment of arable land in Russia in the 1990s had a heavy impact on the country’s land-use structure. The cessation of cultivation leads to a decrease of provisioning ecosystem services within the landscape, while creating an opportunity to enhance the supply of diverse regulation services. Consideration of this opportunity is increasingly important for environmental management and landscape planning. In this article, we present an approach for assessing...
Mapping and assessment of ecosystem services at Troodos National Forest Park in Cyprus
31. Januar 2022 Case Study
One Ecosystem 7: e77584 DOI: 10.3897/oneeco.7.e77584 Authors: Constantinos Kounnamas, Marios Andreou Abstract: Troodos National Forest Park is located in the centre of Troodos mountain range and it is one of the most important natural environments of Cyprus. It has been included to the Natura 2000 network of the Island due to its important natural ecosystems and its great biodiversity. Based on the Common International Classification of Ecosystem Services (CICES 5.1), 36 ecosystem services have been identified in the area. The majority of ecosystem services are concentrated...
Cryoconites as biogeochemical markers of anthropogenic impact in high mountain regions: analysis of polyaromatic pollutants in soil-like bodies
10. Januar 2022 Research Article
One Ecosystem 7: e78028 DOI: 10.3897/oneeco.7.e78028 Authors: Evgeny Abakumov, Ivan Kushnov, Timur Nizamutdinov, Rustam Tembotov Abstract: The globalisation and omnidirectional character of anthropogenic processes has challenged scientists around the world to estimate the harmful effects of these processes on ecosystems and human health. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) is one the most infamous group of contaminants, originated both from natural and anthropogenic processes. They could transport to high latitudes and altitudes through atmospheric long-distance transfer...
Developing peatland ecosystem accounts to guide targets for restoration
22. Dezember 2021 Case Study
One Ecosystem 6: e76838 DOI: 10.3897/oneeco.6.e76838 Authors: Catherine Farrell, Lisa Coleman, Daniel Norton, Mary Kelly-Quinn, Carl Obst, Mark Eigenraam, Cathal O'Donoghue, Stephen Kinsella, Fiona Smith, Iseult Sheehy, Jane Stout Abstract: The United Nations System of Environmental and Economic Accounting - Ecosystem Accounting (SEEA EA) is a geospatial approach, whereby existing data on ecosystem stocks and flows are collated to show changes over time. The framework has been proposed as a means to track and monitor ecosystem restoration targets across the EU. Condition is...
Ecosystem-based adaptation to climate change through residential urban green structures: co-benefits to thermal comfort, biodiversity, carbon storage and social interaction
16. Dezember 2021 Research Article
One Ecosystem 6: e65706 DOI: 10.3897/oneeco.6.e65706 Authors: Katja Schmidt, Ariane Walz Abstract: Climate change adaptation is essential to mitigate risks, such as extreme weather events triggered by global warming and amplified in dense urban environments. Ecosystem-based adaptation measures, such as urban greening, are promoted in cities because of their flexibility and their positive side effects, such as human health benefits, ecological effects, climate mitigation and a range of social benefits. While individual co-benefits of greening measures are well studied, often...
Plant and seed germination responses to global change, with a focus on CO2: A review
13. Dezember 2021 Review Article
One Ecosystem 6: e74260 DOI: 10.3897/oneeco.6.e74260 Authors: Nour ElHouda Debouza, Shaijal Babu Thruppoyil, Karthika Gopi, Sabika Zain, Taoufik Ksiksi Abstract: Earth atmospheric CO2 concentration has risen by over 35% since 1750 and is presently increasing by about 2 parts per million (ppm) every year. Due to contributions from human activity, CO2 is projected to keep rising in the predictable future and to double sometime during this century if fossil fuels burning remains. As a result, air temperature is projected to rise from 2 to 5 °C by 2100. Following this rise in...
Mapping the economic loss of ecosystem services caused by the invasive plant species Antigonon leptopus on the Dutch Caribbean Island of St. Eustatius
13. Dezember 2021 Research Article
One Ecosystem 6: e72881 DOI: 10.3897/oneeco.6.e72881 Authors: Seringe Huisman, Wendy Jesse, Jacintha Ellers, Pieter van Beukering Abstract: Invasive species are a worldwide threat to biodiversity, especially on Caribbean islands. Through their impact on the structure and functioning of ecosystems, they also affect ecosystem services. Therefore, invasive species can have profound socio-economic effects. On the Dutch Caribbean Island of St. Eustatius, the invasive perennial vine Coralita is present on roughly 33% of the Island. While ecological damage is evident, effective...
Linking ecosystem services and the Sustainable Development Goals in Small Island Developing States: the case of Aruba
13. Dezember 2021 Research Article
One Ecosystem 6: e71033 DOI: 10.3897/oneeco.6.e71033 Authors: Elena Palacios, Pieter van Beukering, Boris van Zanten, Francielle Lacle, Stijn Schep, Inga Soellner Abstract: The economy and well-being in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and other Subnational Island Jurisdictions (SNIJ) highly rely on marine and coastal ecosystem services (ESS). Moreover, SIDS and SNIJ share common challenges in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Building a fact-based solution to demonstrate the link between ESS and SDGs is essential for nature conservation and...
Conceptualising the demand for ecosystem services – an adapted spatial-structural approach
07. Dezember 2021 Review Article
One Ecosystem 6: e65966 DOI: 10.3897/oneeco.6.e65966 Authors: Claudia Dworczyk, Benjamin Burkhard Abstract: People require multiple ecosystem services (ES) to meet their basic needs and improve or maintain their quality of life. In order to meet these needs, natural resources are exploited, threatening biodiversity and increasing the pressure on the Earth's ecosystems.Spatial-structural approaches are used to explain and visualise the spatial relationships and connections between areas that provide and benefit from ES. However, areas where the demand for these ES occurs are...
Independent components of spatial-temporal structure of chlorophyll a patterns in the upper layer of the north-western shelf of the Black Sea
02. Dezember 2021 Research Article
One Ecosystem 6: e73269 DOI: 10.3897/oneeco.6.e73269 Authors: Natalya Kyrylenko, Vladyslav Evstigneev Abstract: In the present study, the results of independent component decomposition of satellite-derived chlorophyll a (Chla) patterns for the north-western part of the Black Sea are presented. The study has been carried out on the basis of the DINEOF-reconstructed dataset of 8-day average log-transformed Chla (alChla) patterns for 1997-2016. The alChla patterns were decomposed into six independent components of its spatio-temporal variability in the north-western shelf of...
Adequacy of ecosystem services assessment tools and approaches to current policy needs and gaps in the European Union Overseas entities
02. Dezember 2021 Research Article
One Ecosystem 6: e74170 DOI: 10.3897/oneeco.6.e74170 Authors: Ewan Trégarot, Pierre Failler Abstract: The paper presents the current policy needs and gaps identified in the European Union (EU) Outermost Regions and Overseas Countries and Territories to implement Mapping and Assessment of Ecosystem and their Services (MAES) methodology. Then, a selection of the most appropriate tools and methods for mapping and assessing ecosystem services (biophysical, economic, socio-cultural – and decision-support) is provided to address local needs. Using a performance matrix to assess...
Assessing the effects of different land-use/land-cover input datasets on modelling and mapping terrestrial ecosystem services - Case study Terceira Island (Azores, Portugal)
02. November 2021 Research Article
One Ecosystem 6: e69119 DOI: 10.3897/oneeco.6.e69119 Authors: Ina M. Sieber, Malte Hinsch, Marta Vergílio, Artur Gil, Benjamin Burkhard Abstract: Modelling ecosystem services (ES) has become a new standard for the quantification and assessment of various ES. Multiple ES model applications are available that spatially estimate ES supply on the basis of land-use/land-cover (LULC) input data. This paper assesses how different input LULC datasets affect the modelling and mapping of ES supply for a case study on Terceira Island, the Azores (Portugal), namely: (1) the EU-wide...
Economic mapping and assessment of Cymodocea nodosa meadows as nursery grounds for commercially important fish species. A case study in the Canary Islands
03. September 2021 Case Study
One Ecosystem 6: e70919 DOI: 10.3897/oneeco.6.e70919 Authors: Enrique Casas, Laura Martín-García, Francisco Otero-Ferrer, Fernando Tuya, Ricardo Haroun, Manuel Arbelo Abstract: Cymodocea nodosa seagrass meadows provide several socio-economically ecosystem services, including nurseries for numerous species of commercial interest. These seagrasses are experiencing a worldwide decline, with global loss rates approaching 5% per year, mainly related to coastal human activities. Cymodocea nodosa, the predominant seagrass in the Canary Archipelago (Spain), is also exposed to...
Morphological features, productivity and pollution state of abandoned agricultural soils in the Russian Arctic (Yamal Region)
09. August 2021 Research Article
One Ecosystem 6: e68408 DOI: 10.3897/oneeco.6.e68408 Authors: Timur Nizamutdinov, Evgeny Abakumov, Evgeniya Morgun Abstract: Recently, questions about the return of the concept of Arctic agriculture in order to promote sustainable development of the northern regions and ensure food security have been raised more often. The re-involvement of previously-used and abandoned soils into agricultural usage can provide an essential contribution for the development of the Arctic regions. We conducted a comprehensive research of soils with different levels of abandonment in the...