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Defining ecological liabilities and structuring ecosystem accounts to support the transition to sustainable societies
09. Mai 2023 Methods
One Ecosystem 8: e98100 DOI: 10.3897/oneeco.8.e98100 Authors: Yann Kervinio, Clément Surun, Adrien Comte, Harold Levrel Abstract: Harnessing reliable and relevant information on ecosystems requires focusing and prioritising information acquisition on dimensions of interest. As a boundary object between ecosystem monitoring, research and public decision-making, ecosystem accounting can serve this purpose. We develop an argument in favour of a set of accounts, consistent with the statistical standard part of the System of Environmental-Economic Accounting (SEEA-EA), that...
Accounting of marine and coastal ecosystems at the Ramsar Site, Estuarine Delta System of the Magdalena River, Ciénaga Grande de Santa Marta, Colombia
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One Ecosystem 8: e98852 DOI: 10.3897/oneeco.8.e98852 Authors: Camilo Gomez Cardona, Janwar Moreno, Andrea Contreras, David Sanchez-Nuñez, Nicolas Arciniegas Moreno, Daniel Guerrero, Efrain Viloria Maestre, Johann Lopez Navarro Abstract: The Cienaga Grande de Santa Marta Ramsar Site (CGSM) is the most important Caribbean estuarine wetland in Colombia. The site represents a strategically important ecosystem supporting the national and local economy. However, their ability to provide ecosystem services has been seriously affected mainly due to changes in land use, disturbances...
Study on soil quality in different functional zones of Sofia region
Research Article
One Ecosystem 8: e101381 DOI: 10.3897/oneeco.8.e101381 Authors: Elena Todorova, Miglena Zhiyanski Abstract: The present study deals with examining the condition of urban soils and their potential to deliver soil-related regulating ecosystem services concerning the level of anthropogenic pressure in different functional zones of Sofia, Bulgaria. Analyses of data for selected characteristics of superficial 0-10 cm soil layer of urban soils were performed. Soils were sampled from 30 experimental plots within a geo-referred network covering urban and peri-urban territories. The...
Valuation of health benefits of green-blue areas for the purpose of ecosystem accounting: a pilot in Flanders, Belgium
Research Article
One Ecosystem 8: e87713 DOI: 10.3897/oneeco.8.e87713 Authors: Leo De Nocker, Inge Liekens, Carolien Beckx, Steven Broekx Abstract: In recent years, a vast amount of scientific literature has highlighted the benefits of nearby green space for physical and mental health, but the large variation in scope, methods and indicators used in these studies hampers the assessment of these benefits in the context of natural capital accounting. To our knowledge, this paper is one of the first studies to quantify and value these benefits in the context of natural capital accounting. A...
Value ‘generalisation’ in ecosystem accounting - using Bayesian networks to infer the asset value of regulating services for urban trees in Oslo
22. Februar 2023 Research Article
One Ecosystem 8: e85021 DOI: 10.3897/oneeco.8.e85021 Authors: David N. Barton Abstract: In this paper, we demonstrate value generalisation from a sample of ecosystem assets – municipally managed trees - to all tree assets within an urban ecosystem accounting area. A Bayesian network model is used to machine-learn non-parametric correlation patterns between biophysical site condition variables and output variables of an ecosystem service model – here iTree Eco for modelling the regulating services of urban forests. The paper also demonstrates the use of spatial Bayesian...
Spatial analysis of cultural ecosystem services using data from social media: A guide to model selection for research and practice
02. Februar 2023 Research Article
One Ecosystem 8: e95685 DOI: 10.3897/oneeco.8.e95685 Authors: Andrew Neill, Cathal O'Donoghue, Jane Stout Abstract: Experiences gained through in person (in-situ) interactions with ecosystems provide cultural ecosystem services. These services are difficult to assess because they are non-material, vary spatially and have strong perceptual characteristics. Data obtained from social media can provide spatially-explicit information regarding some in-situ cultural ecosystem services by serving as a proxy for visitation. These data can identify environmental characteristics...
Investigation of cultural ecosystem services supply in a river landscape: a case study in the Lower Rhine area using social media images
23. Januar 2023 Research Article
One Ecosystem 8: e97259 DOI: 10.3897/oneeco.8.e97259 Authors: Betul Tulek Abstract: River landscapes have an important function in the landscape in terms of coastal use and the opportunities they provide and they offer different cultural ecosystem services (CES). CES have a significant impact on human welfare in terms of the recreational, aesthetic and spiritual benefits these generate for people. However, the modelling and analysis of these services is more limited versus other ecosystem services due to their intangibility and subjectivity which creates unique challenges...
Supporting site planning through monetary values for biomass and nature conservation services from ecosystem accounts
07. Dezember 2022 Research Article
One Ecosystem 7: e89706 DOI: 10.3897/oneeco.7.e89706 Authors: Beyhan Ekinci, Karsten Grunewald, Sophie Meier, Steffen Schwarz, Burkhard Schweppe-Kraft, Ralf-Uwe Syrbe Abstract: Ecosystem services can be measured physically, but also valued in monetary terms. In public planning and decision-making in Germany, multi-criteria analysis is usually used to inform decision-makers about different impacts of projects, for example, for housing and the siting of industrial or infrastructure projects. Typically, these evaluations are based on various environmental, social and economic...
Setting priorities for greening cities with monetary accounting values for amenity services of urban green
07. Dezember 2022 Research Article
One Ecosystem 7: e89705 DOI: 10.3897/oneeco.7.e89705 Authors: Beyhan Ekinci, Karsten Grunewald, Sophie Meier, Steffen Schwarz, Burkhard Schweppe-Kraft, Ralf-Uwe Syrbe Abstract: Life Satisfaction Analyses in Germany reveal a significant positive correlation between the amount of green space within 1 km of residence and well-being. The comparison of the effects of green space and income on well-being allows the derivation of a monetary demand function for green spaces close to the place of home. This demand function was used together with land-use and population data to...
Accounting for ecosystem services and asset value: pilot accounts for KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
05. Dezember 2022 Research Article
One Ecosystem 7: e86392 DOI: 10.3897/oneeco.7.e86392 Authors: Jane Turpie, Gwyneth Letley, Joshua Weiss, Kevin Schmidt Abstract: Pilot monetary ecosystem accounts were compiled for KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa, in order to highlight any data, methodological or process issues in their compilation and to contribute towards charting a strategy for ecosystem accounting. The Province is highly diverse, with eight biomes, large proportions under communal, private and state tenure, globally important biodiversity, variable landscape condition and encompassing catchment areas...
Marine and coastal accounts for Small Island Developing States: A case study and application in Grenada
30. November 2022 Research Article
One Ecosystem 7: e84865 DOI: 10.3897/oneeco.7.e84865 Authors: Elena Mengo, Gaetano Grilli, Tiziana Luisetti, Heather Conejo Watt, Cherry Harper Jones, Paulette Posen Abstract: In recent decades, a concerted effort has been made to define methodologies and frameworks to account for the contribution of the natural environment to national wealth and its role in fulfilling societal and economic needs. The linkages between natural capital and human well-being are even stronger in low-income and vulnerable countries, such as Small Island Developing States (SIDS). This is...
A multi-tiered approach to map and assess the natural heritage potential to provide ecosystem services at a national level
21. November 2022 Research Article
One Ecosystem 7: e91580 DOI: 10.3897/oneeco.7.e91580 Authors: Stoyan Nedkov, Mariyana Nikolova, Hristina Prodanova, Vanya Stoycheva, Desislava Hristova, Eugenia Sarafova Abstract: Natural heritage (NH) possesses an outstanding universal value that can be described as “natural significance” at a national level. The ecosystems can be considered as the spatial units which represent the NH of the particular area in terms of their value to people. Recreation and tourism are amongst the important values which are strongly dependent on the NH and they have a certain impact on...
Chlorophyll fluorescence changes, as plant early state indicator under different water salinity regimes on the invasive macrophyte Elodea canadensis (Michx., 1803)
18. November 2022 Research Article
One Ecosystem 7: e82389 DOI: 10.3897/oneeco.7.e82389 Authors: Aleksandrs Petjukevics, Natalja Skute Abstract: Analysis of the photosynthetic apparatus provides information on the physiological state of plants. The changes of metabolites in plant cells analysed with the pulsed chlorophyll fluorometer make it possible to determine these changes in plant cells even in the presence of insignificant cell damage. The possible effects of different salinity levels, 0.584, 1.461, 2.922 and 5.844 PSU (denoting Practical Salinity Unit) on the fluorescence properties of the pigment...
Recognising institutional context in simulating and generalising exchange values for monetary ecosystem accounts
11. November 2022 Research Article
One Ecosystem 7: e85283 DOI: 10.3897/oneeco.7.e85283 Authors: David N. Barton Abstract: The paper argues that monetary valuation of ecosystem services for ecosystem accounting needs to be sensitive to institutional context, when simulating markets to generate exchange values where none was available previously and when conducting value generalisation that extrapolates exchange values from specific sites to the whole acounting area. The same ecosystem type can contain different governance regimes or, conversely, a single governance regime may be present in many ecosystem...
Analysis of Drinking Water treatment costs – with an Application to Groundwater Purification Valuation
10. November 2022 Research Article
One Ecosystem 7: e82125 DOI: 10.3897/oneeco.7.e82125 Authors: Eva Horváthová Abstract: Understanding the factors affecting drinking water production costs is crucial for choosing a cost-effective solution for public drinking water supply systems. An important determinant of water treatment costs is the purification of raw water. Despite water purification being a well-acknowledged ecosystem service, its monetary value has not been assessed much yet. We present the first study analysing the determinants of drinking water production costs and valuating groundwater...
Accounting for the recreation benefits of the Flemish Natura 2000 network through landscape preferences and estimated spending
10. November 2022 Research Article
One Ecosystem 7: e85187 DOI: 10.3897/oneeco.7.e85187 Authors: Leo De Nocker, Inge Liekens, Els Verachtert, Jeremy De Valck, Jan Staes, Dirk Vrebos, Steven Broekx Abstract: This paper describes the methods used to produce accounts for the recreational value of Natura 2000 areas in Flanders, Belgium. First, a biophysical account of recreation supply and demand is compiled and mapped. Demand is based on data for green visits per year per inhabitant and covers both recreation and nature-based tourism. It distinguishes local walking trips, local cycling, recreation trips with...
How to account for nature-based tourism in Europe. An operational proposal
07. November 2022 Research Article
One Ecosystem 7: e89312 DOI: 10.3897/oneeco.7.e89312 Authors: Grazia Zulian, Alessandra La Notte Abstract: Europe is a leader in the tourism industry, with half of the world's international arrivals in 2018. Nowadays tourism activities related to the enjoyment of nature, Nature-based tourism (NBT), are amongst the main tourism markets worldwide. NBT represents both a challenge and an opportunity. In fact, on the one hand, it contributes to creating new markets and spurring job growth, especially for small businesses and, on the other hand, it might impact the environment and...
On the potential use of the Ecosystem Services Valuation Database for valuation in the System of Environmental Economic Accounting
03. November 2022 Research Article
One Ecosystem 7: e85085 DOI: 10.3897/oneeco.7.e85085 Authors: Luke Brander, Jan Philipp Schägner, Rudolf de Groot Abstract: The System of Environmental Economic Accounting - Ecosystem Accounting (SEEA EA) provides a framework for quantifying and valuing ecosystem services that is consistent with the System of National Accounts (SNA). As such, monetary estimates for ecosystem services are required to be measured as exchange values. The environmental economics literature on the value of ecosystem services has expanded consideralby over the past two decades and the Ecosystem...
How regulating and cultural services of ecosystems have changed over time in Italy
20. September 2022 Research Article
One Ecosystem 7: e83214 DOI: 10.3897/oneeco.7.e83214 Authors: Alessio Capriolo, Riccardo Giuseppe Boschetto, Rosa Anna Mascolo, Alessio Bulckaen, Stefano Balbi, Ferdinando Villla Abstract: In this experimental study, different components are computed for three different ecosystem services (ES). Specifically, supply, demand and use are estimated for pollination service, flood risk regulation service and nature-based tourism. These are analysed and assessed in 2012 and 2018 for the Italian context, in order to estimate the evolution over this period and to allow a significant...
Urban ecosystems and heavy rainfall – A Flood Regulating Ecosystem Service modelling approach for extreme events on the local scale
16. September 2022 Research Article
One Ecosystem 7: e87458 DOI: 10.3897/oneeco.7.e87458 Authors: Thea Wübbelmann, Laurens Bouwer, Kristian Förster, Steffen Bender, Benjamin Burkhard Abstract: Increasing urbanisation in combination with a rise in the frequency and intensity of heavy rain events increase the risk of urban flooding. Flood Regulating Ecosystem Services (FRES) address the capacity of ecosystems to reduce the flood hazard and lower damage. FRES can be estimated by quantification of supply (provision of a service by an ecosystem) and demand (need for specific ES by society). However, FRES for...