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The interactions between livelihood capitals and access of local communities to the forest provisioning services of the Sundarbans Mangrove Forest, Bangladesh
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Publication date: August 2018Source: Ecosystem Services, Volume 32, Part AAuthor(s): Abu S.M.G. Kibria, Robert Costanza, Colin Groves, Alison M. BehieAbstractThis study aims to understand the influence of livelihood capitals on access to provisioning services (PS) of the Sundarbans Mangrove Forest (SMF) including honey, crabs, mixed fish, shrimp, shrimp fry and fuelwood. The interactions among several livelihood capital components played significant roles in shaping the composite effect of respective livelihood capitals on the access to PS. The effect of human capital was significantly...
Can control of invasive vegetation improve water and rural livelihood security in Nepal?
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Publication date: August 2018Source: Ecosystem Services, Volume 32, Part AAuthor(s): Mark Everard, Nishikant Gupta, Prem S. Chapagain, Bharat Babu Shrestha, Guy Preston, Prakash TiwariAbstractNepal’s predominantly rural population depends on the ecosystem services of heterogeneous mountainous landscapes that are degrading under changing climate and development pressures. Invasive alien plants (IAPs) compound threats to ecosystem services including water resource security from mid-hill springs, though implications for Nepal’s water resources are under-researched. South Africa’s...
Mapping the economic value of landslide regulation by forests
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Publication date: August 2018Source: Ecosystem Services, Volume 32, Part AAuthor(s): L.M. Brander, S. Tankha, C. Sovann, G. Sanadiradze, N. Zazanashvili, D. Kharazishvili, N. Memiadze, I. Osepashvili, G. Beruchashvili, N. ArobelidzeAbstractThe role of forests in regulating landslide risks is well established but estimates of the economic value of this ecosystem service are limited. In order to incorporate the role of forests for landslide risk mitigation in spatial planning and other decision-making contexts, there is a need for spatially explicit information regarding the value of this...
The interplay between fish farming and nature based recreation-tourism in Southern Chile: A perception approach
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Publication date: August 2018Source: Ecosystem Services, Volume 32, Part AAuthor(s): Luis Outeiro, Sebastian Villasante, Hugo OyarzoAbstractNature based tourism, ecotourism and other types of recreation are an intangible cultural marine ecosystem services. Due to its geographical conditions, Southern Chile has been worldwide-recognised site by its nature based tourism attraction. Fish farming has had since 1980’s a consistent development in the region with jumps and bumps, but still occupying a dominant role in the region’s economy. Previous reports about perceptions from entrepreneurs...
A global meta-analysis on the monetary valuation of dryland ecosystem services: The role of socio-economic, environmental and methodological indicators
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Publication date: August 2018Source: Ecosystem Services, Volume 32, Part AAuthor(s): Johanna E.M. Schild, Jan E. Vermaat, Rudolf S. de Groot, Simone Quatrini, Peter M. van BodegomAbstractMonetary valuation of dryland ecosystem services may help to increase the salience of drylands in decision making. Yet, there is no comprehensive assessment of the indicators that determine the estimated monetary values for dryland ecosystem services (hereafter: dryland value). Having compiled a database consisting of 559 observations from 66 valuation studies in drylands worldwide, this study analyzes the...
Ecosystem service analysis in marginal agricultural lands: A case study in Belize
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Publication date: August 2018Source: Ecosystem Services, Volume 32, Part AAuthor(s): Geoff J. Wells, Neil Stuart, Peter A. Furley, Casey M. RyanAbstractGlobally, marginal lands, or less favored areas (LFAs), cover significant areas with large human populations, yet are relegated in policy making due to their perceived low agricultural value and a lack of information about other ecosystem services (ES) they may provide. Here we applied a simple, inclusive and qualitative ES inventory and Bayesian Belief Network modelling approach to a neo-tropical savanna LFA in Belize to assess its ES...
Barriers to PES programs in Indigenous communities: A lesson in land tenure insecurity from the Hopi Indian reservation
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Publication date: August 2018Source: Ecosystem Services, Volume 32, Part AAuthor(s): Michael Kotutwa Johnson, Aaron M. Lien, Natalya Robbins Sherman, Laura López-HoffmanAbstractThere has been significant study of barriers to implementation of payment for ecosystem services in Indigenous communities in less developed countries. These barriers include land tenure insecurity and lack of access to capital. However, there is no similar research in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries. Our research fills this gap. We hypothesize that mismatches between the...
Integrated modelling for economic valuation of the role of forests and woodlands in drinking water provision to two African cities
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Publication date: August 2018Source: Ecosystem Services, Volume 32, Part AAuthor(s): Biniam B. Ashagre, Philip J. Platts, Marco Njana, Neil D. Burgess, Andrew Balmford, R. Kerry Turner, Marije SchaafsmaAbstractRapidly growing economies often have high population growth, resulting in agricultural expansion in rural areas and increased water demand in urban areas. Conversion of forests and woodlands to agriculture may threaten safe and reliable water supply in cities. This study assesses the regulating functions and economic values of forests and woodlands in meeting the water needs of two...
Dams and the economic value of sediment in the Vietnamese Mekong Delta
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Publication date: August 2018Source: Ecosystem Services, Volume 32, Part AAuthor(s): A.D. Chapman, S.E. Darby
Information content of global ecosystem service databases and their suitability for decision advice
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Publication date: August 2018Source: Ecosystem Services, Volume 32, Part AAuthor(s): Stefan Schmidt, Ralf SeppeltAbstractDatabases have the potential to facilitate the integration of ecosystem service (ES) information into decision advice by collecting and condensing big data volumes in a standardized form. In this article we examined how ES databases support policy instruments to take nature’s benefits into account in decision-making. We analyzed 29 databases with global coverage containing information of 36,112 studies, projects and methods within more than 600,000 entries. We...
Ecosystem services and judge-made law: A review of legal cases in common law countries
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Publication date: August 2018Source: Ecosystem Services, Volume 32, Part AAuthor(s): Ori Sharon, Sydney N. Fishman, J.B. Ruhl, Lydia Olander, Stephen E. RoadyAbstractThis paper reviews the prevalence and usage of the concept of “ecosystem services” in American and other common law legal systems. Our review suggests that this concept is rarely relied upon by courts and other adjudicatory bodies. We have identified 113 cases in seven common law countries, including a handful in the United States, the majority of which discuss ecosystem services and related concepts in only a peripheral...
Using incentives to coordinate responses to a system of payments for watershed services: The middle route of South–North Water Transfer Project, China
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Publication date: August 2018Source: Ecosystem Services, Volume 32, Part AAuthor(s): Jichuan Sheng, Michael WebberAbstractIn any scheme of payments for watershed services, the incentive size can directly affect the watershed services which are provided by water-source areas. It is necessary to understand the payments for watershed services in the Middle Route of China’s South–North Water Transfer (SNWT) from the perspective of the relations among the central and local governments. The distributions of interests among governments need to be coordinated under the Chinese authoritarian...
Landscape conflict assessment based on a mixed methods analysis of qualitative PPGIS data
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Publication date: August 2018Source: Ecosystem Services, Volume 32, Part AAuthor(s): Xavier Garcia, Marta Benages-Albert, Pere Vall-CasasAbstractThe paper presents a public participation GIS (PPGIS) approach designed to support landscape decision-making by spatially identifying and describing conflict. This method is based on participatory mapping and qualitative interpretation of positive landscape values (stemming from cultural ecosystem services), negative landscape values (derived from landscape factors that negatively influence social perception), and improvement preferences. It is...
Future uncertainty in scenarios of ecosystem services provision: Linking differences among narratives and outcomes
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Publication date: Available online 23 June 2018Source: Ecosystem ServicesAuthor(s): Zuzana V. Harmáčková, David VačkářAbstractFuture provision of ecosystem services (ES) has been increasingly analysed through the scenario approach to address uncertainties and to communicate them to stakeholders and decision-makers. Multiple uncertainty-related aspects of the scenario approach have been discussed in the literature, e.g. how uncertainty is accounted for in ES modelling processes. However, this contribution aims to address another uncertainty-related aspect of scenario analysis...
Non-monetary valuation using Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis: Using a strength-of-evidence approach to inform choices among alternatives
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Publication date: Available online 21 June 2018Source: Ecosystem ServicesAuthor(s): D.M. Martin, M. MazzottaAbstractThis article demonstrates an approach to Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis that compares non-monetary ecosystem service (ES) outcomes for environmental decision making. ES outcomes are often inadequately defined and characterized by imprecision and uncertainty. Outranking methods enrich our understanding of the imperfect knowledge of ES outcomes by allowing decision makers to closely examine and apply preference measures to relationships among the outcomes. We explain the...
Corrigendum to “Attached to or bound to a place? The impact of green space availability on residential duration: The environmental justice perspective” [Ecosyst. Serv. 30(part B) (2018...
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Publication date: Available online 7 June 2018Source: Ecosystem ServicesAuthor(s): Edyta Łaszkiewicz, Jakub Kronenberg, Szymon Marcińczak
Landscape, facilities and visitors: An integrated model of recreational ecosystem services
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Publication date: June 2018Source: Ecosystem Services, Volume 31, Part CAuthor(s): Sylwia Kulczyk, Edyta Woźniak, Marta DerekAbstractRecreation is a complex and important ecosystem service. Therefore, there is a need for approaches that can account for this complexity, and integrate both environmental and socio-economical perspectives. The Recreational Ecosystem Services (RES) model proposed in this paper responds to this need. RES are understood as the delivery of services, conditioned by recreational use. Demand is, however, shaped by supply, in the form of natural potential, and...
Large mammal diversity matters for wildlife tourism in Southern African Protected Areas: Insights for management
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Publication date: June 2018Source: Ecosystem Services, Volume 31, Part CAuthor(s): Ugo Arbieu, Claudia Grünewald, Berta Martín-López, Matthias Schleuning, Katrin Böhning-GaeseAbstractRelationships between biodiversity and cultural ecosystem services have been little studied compared to other ecosystem services, although fundamental for environmental management. Recreational ecosystem services like wildlife tourism are specific cultural ecosystem services that often involve relationships between the supply of opportunities to interact with biodiversity and the demand of wildlife...
Leisure activities and social factors influence the generation of cultural ecosystem service benefits
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Publication date: June 2018Source: Ecosystem Services, Volume 31, Part CAuthor(s): James McGinlay, David J. Parsons, Joe Morris, Anil Graves, Marie Hubatova, Richard B. Bradbury, James M. BullockAbstractThe relationship between cultural ecosystem services (CES) and the many diverse aspects of biodiversity is complex and multi-faceted. A large public survey in Wiltshire, UK, was used to assess associations between public benefits from certain species groups in the local countryside, and (i) social antecedents, (ii) engagement in different outdoor leisure activities (iii) indirect nature...
Recreational ecosystem services in European cities: Sociocultural and geographical contexts matter for park use
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Publication date: June 2018Source: Ecosystem Services, Volume 31, Part CAuthor(s): L.K. Fischer, J. Honold, A. Botzat, D. Brinkmeyer, R. Cvejić, T. Delshammar, B. Elands, D. Haase, N. Kabisch, S.J. Karle, R. Lafortezza, M. Nastran, A.B. Nielsen, A.P. van der Jagt, K. Vierikko, I. KowarikAbstractThe role of urban parks in delivering cultural ecosystem services related to outdoor recreation is widely acknowledged. Yet, the question remains as to whether the recreational opportunities of parks meet the demands of increasingly multicultural societies and whether recreational patterns vary at...