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One Ecosystem

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Latest 77 Articles from One Ecosystem
A conceptual framework and practical structure for implementing ecosystem condition accounts
09. November 2020 Methods
One Ecosystem 5: e58216 DOI: 10.3897/oneeco.5.e58216 Authors: Heather Keith, Bálint Czúcz, Bethanna Jackson, Amanda Driver, Emily Nicholson, Joachim Maes Abstract: Ecosystem condition is a fundamental component in the ecosystem accounting framework as part of the System of Environmental-Economic Accounting Experimental Ecosystem Accounting (SEEA EEA). Here, we develop a conceptual framework and present a practical structure for implementing ecosystem condition accounts to contribute to the revision process of the SEEA EEA, focussing on six core elements: (1) developing a...
Mapping the natural heritage as a source of recreation services at national scale in Bulgaria
29. September 2020 Research Article
One Ecosystem 5: e54621 DOI: 10.3897/oneeco.5.e54621 Authors: Ivo Ihtimanski, Stoyan Nedkov, Lidiya Semerdzhieva Abstract: Natural heritage includes natural features or natural areas of outstanding universal value. At a national level, this value refers to the importance of ecosystems which can be considered as the spatial units representing the natural heritage of the particular area in terms of their values to people. Nature-based outdoor recreation represents an important service that interests millions of people and contributes to connecting them to nature, but it may...
Research gaps and trends in the Arctic tundra: a topic-modelling approach
18. September 2020 Short Communication
One Ecosystem 5: e57117 DOI: 10.3897/oneeco.5.e57117 Authors: Francisco Ancin-Murguzur, Vera Hausner Abstract: Climate change is affecting the biodiversity, ecosystem services and the well-being of people that live in the Arctic tundra. Understanding the societal implications and adapting to these changes depend on knowledge produced by multiple disciplines. We analysed peer-reviewed publications to identify the main research themes relating to the Arctic tundra and assessed to what extent current research build on multiple disciplines to confront the upcoming challenges of...
An Ecological Approach for Mapping Socio-Economic Data in Support of Ecosystems Analysis: Examples in Mapping Canada’s Forest Ecumene
03. September 2020 Methods
One Ecosystem 5: e55881 DOI: 10.3897/oneeco.5.e55881 Authors: Brian Eddy, Madison Muggridge, Robert LeBlanc, Joanne Osmond, Chelsea Kean, Erica Boyd Abstract: Integrating socio-economic dimensions in ecosystems analysis and management is becoming increasingly important, particularly from a mapping standpoint. A key challenge with such integration is reconciling different geospatial representations based on census and administrative frameworks with natural ecosystems boundaries.This article presents one method for addressing this challenge by mapping an information rich...
National ecosystem services assessment in Slovakia – meeting old liabilities and introducing new methods
29. Juli 2020 Research Article
One Ecosystem 5: e53677 DOI: 10.3897/oneeco.5.e53677 Authors: Peter Mederly, Ján Černecký, Jana Špulerová, Zita Izakovičová, Viktória Ďuricová, Radoslav Považan, Juraj Švajda, Matej Močko, Martin Jančovič, Simona Gusejnov, Juraj Hreško, František Petrovič, Dagmar Štefunková, Barbora Šatalová, Gréta Vrbičanová, Dominika Kaisová, Martina Turanovičová, Tomáš Kováč, Ivan Laco Abstract: This article provides an overview and results of the pilot national ecosystem services assessment in Slovakia. It follows the MAES process and past ecosystem...
A review of ecosystem condition accounts: lessons learned and options for further development
15. Juni 2020 Review Article
One Ecosystem 5: e53485 DOI: 10.3897/oneeco.5.e53485 Authors: Joachim Maes, Amanda Driver, Bálint Czúcz, Heather Keith, Bethanna Jackson, Emily Nicholson, Malik Dasoo Abstract: Ecosystem condition accounts are part of the System of Environmental-Economic Accounting – Experimental Ecosystem Accounting (SEEA EEA). An ecosystem condition account contains aggregated statistical information about the overall abiotic and biotic quality of an ecosystem at a policy relevant spatial scale. This article reviews 23 publicly-accessible reports undertaken or commissioned by...
Diversity and activity of microorganisms in Antarctic polar soils
12. Juni 2020 Research Article
One Ecosystem 5: e51816 DOI: 10.3897/oneeco.5.e51816 Authors: Boika Malcheva, Maya Nustorova, Miglena Zhiyanski, Maria Sokolovska, Rositsa Yaneva, Evgeny Abakumov Abstract: The study is focused on microbiological analyses in polar soils in selected monitoring sites in Livingstone Island, Antarctica region. The analyses include determination of the quantity and qualitative composition of the heterotrophic block of soil microflora (non-spore-forming bacteria, bacilli, actinomycetes, micromycetes, bacteria absorbing mineral nitrogen), insofar as it plays a major role in the...
Ecosystem services mapping and assessment for policy- and decision-making: Lessons learned from a comparative analysis of European case studies
02. Juni 2020 Research Article
One Ecosystem 5: e53111 DOI: 10.3897/oneeco.5.e53111 Authors: Davide Geneletti, Blal Adem Esmail, Chiara Cortinovis, Ildikó Arany, Mario Balzan, Pieter van Beukering, Sabine Bicking, Paulo Borges, Bilyana Borisova, Steven Broekx, Benjamin Burkhard, Artur Gil, Ola Inghe, Leena Kopperoinen, Marion Kruse, Inge Liekens, Damian Lowicki, Andrzej Mizgajski, Sara Mulder, Stoyan Nedkov, Hannah Ostergard, Ana Picanço, Anda Ruskule, Fernando Santos-Martín, Ina M. Sieber, Johan Svensson, Dava Vačkářů, Kristina Veidemane Abstract: This paper analyses and compares a set of case...
Hierarchical classification system of Germany’s ecosystems as basis for an ecosystem accounting – methods and first results
04. Mai 2020 Research Article
One Ecosystem 5: e50648 DOI: 10.3897/oneeco.5.e50648 Authors: Karsten Grunewald, Burkhard Schweppe-Kraft, Ralf-Uwe Syrbe, Sophie Meier, Tobias Krüger, Martin Schorcht, Ulrich Walz Abstract: Information on changes in the area of different ecosystems is needed in order to establish an accounting system for ecosystem conditions and services. Currently, there are no comprehensive field mappings for the German federal states that obey a uniform mapping system. To create a nationwide “ecosystem accounting”, it is necessary to develop a uniform system of ecosystem...
Ten years of ecosystem services matrix: Review of a (r)evolution
30. April 2020 Review Article
One Ecosystem 5: e51103 DOI: 10.3897/oneeco.5.e51103 Authors: C. Sylvie Campagne, Philip Roche, Felix Müller, Benjamin Burkhard Abstract: With the Ecosystem Service (ES) concept's popularisation, the need for robust and practical methodologies for ES assessments has increased. The ES matrix approach, linking ecosystem types or other geospatial units with ES in easy-to-apply lookup tables, was first developed ten years ago and, since then, has been broadly used. Whereas detailed methodological guidelines can be found in literature, the ES matrix approach seems to be often...
Facilitating spatially-explicit assessments of ecosystem service delivery to support land use planning
24. April 2020 Research Article
One Ecosystem 5: e50540 DOI: 10.3897/oneeco.5.e50540 Authors: Dirk Vrebos, Jan Staes, Steven Broekx, Leo de Nocker, Karen Gabriels, Martin Hermy, Inge Liekens, Cedric Marsboom, Sam Ottoy, Katrien Van Der Biest, Jos van Orshoven, Patrick Meire Abstract: Since the early 2000s, there have been substantial efforts to transform the concept of ecosystem services into practice. Spatial assessment tools are being developed to evaluate the impact of spatial planning on a wide range of ecosystem services. However, the actual implementation in decision-making remains limited. To...
A 'Weight of Evidence' approach to evaluating structural equation models
Review Article
One Ecosystem 5: e50452 DOI: 10.3897/oneeco.5.e50452 Authors: James Grace Abstract: It is possible that model selection has been the most researched and most discussed topic in the history of both statistics and structural equation modeling (SEM). The reason for this is because selecting one model for interpretive use from amongst many possible models is both essential and difficult. The published protocols and advice for model evaluation and selection in SEM studies are complex and difficult to integrate with current approaches used in biology. Opposition to the use of...
Towards implementing Mapping and Assessment of Ecosystems and their Services in Cyprus: A first set of indicators for ecosystem management
15. Januar 2020 Research Article
One Ecosystem 5: e47715 DOI: 10.3897/oneeco.5.e47715 Authors: Ioannis Vogiatzakis, Savvas Zotos, Vassilis Litskas, Paraskevi Manolaki, Dimitrios Sarris, Menelaos Stavrinides Abstract: Ecosystems deliver a range of services that are important for human well-being. Although Ecosystem Services (ES) assessments have been carried out worldwide in different geographical areas, islands are still under-represented. This research presents the first set of indicators developed for Mapping and Assessment of Ecosystems and their Services (MAES) provided by the ecosystems of Cyprus, as...
A georeferenced dataset of drought and heat-induced tree mortality in Europe
02. Oktober 2019 Data Paper (Generic)
One Ecosystem 4: e37753 DOI: 10.3897/oneeco.4.e37753 Authors: Giovanni Caudullo, José I Barredo Abstract: Global warming is altering climate patterns and the frequency and magnitude of heat and drought events affecting ecosystems worldwide. One of the effects of these changes is tree mortality driven by heat and drought, which have effects in forest ecosystem functions, services and biodiversity. Therefore, systematic observations and georeferenced data on tree mortality is a fundamental prerequisite for a more comprehensive understanding of the complex interactions between...
Changes in land cover and grassland area over the past 120 years in a rapidly urbanised area in Japan
16. September 2019 Research Article
One Ecosystem 4: e37669 DOI: 10.3897/oneeco.4.e37669 Authors: Akira Noda, Akihiko Kondoh, Jun Nishihiro Abstract: In wet temperate regions, human activity has played an important role in shaping the size and distribution of grasslands. We examined change in land cover type and grassland area in a 9.2 × 22.3 km area of northern Chiba Prefecture, based on historical maps and documents for four time periods (1880s, 1950s, 1980s and 2000s). In the 1880s, conifer forests occupied the largest area (43.1%) amongst land cover types and grasslands accounted for 4.2% of the total...
Ecosystem service preferences across multilevel stakeholders in co-managed forests: Case of Aberdare protected forest ecosystem in Kenya
19. August 2019 Research Article
One Ecosystem 4: e36768 DOI: 10.3897/oneeco.4.e36768 Authors: Francisca Kilonzi, Takahiro Ota Abstract: A better understanding of Ecosystem Services (ES) contributes to sustainable use while conserving the ecosystems mainly in resource-rich developing regions. This paper explores multilevel stakeholder perceptions on the most important ES provided by Aberdare Forest Ecosystem (AFE). The importance rank matrix model was employed to establish the ES preferences of 15 selected key organisations involved in AFE co-management. A two-way ANOVA inferential analysis was used to...
Indicators for mapping and assessment of ecosystem condition and of the ecosystem service habitat maintenance in support of the EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020
13. Juni 2019 Research Article
One Ecosystem 4: e32704 DOI: 10.3897/oneeco.4.e32704 Authors: Lena Hatziiordanou, Eleni Fitoka, Elena Hadjicharalampous, Nefta Votsi, Dimitris Palaskas, Dania Malak Abstract: A systematic approach to map and assess the “maintenance of nursery populations and habitats” ecosystem service (ES) (hereinafter called “habitat maintenance”) has not yet emerged. In this article, we present an ecosystem service framework implementation at landscape level, by proposing an approach for calculating and combining a series of indicators with spatial modelling techniques. Necessary...
The critical role of abiotic factors and human activities in the supply of ecosystem services in the ES matrix
03. Juni 2019 Research Article
One Ecosystem 4: e34769 DOI: 10.3897/oneeco.4.e34769 Authors: Laura Maebe, Hugues Claessens, Marc Dufrêne Abstract: In Western Europe, ecosystems have been shaped to maximise the supply of one specific biomass provisioning ecosystem service (ES), such as food or timber, with detrimental impacts on other ES. The ES approach has therefore been established to better understand the multiple interactions between human society and ecosystems. A variety of methods have been developed to assess ES and their relationships, for instance the ES matrix model based on land cover classes...
Mapping and assessing ecosystem services: Methods and practical applications
03. Juni 2019 Editorial
One Ecosystem 4: e35904 DOI: 10.3897/oneeco.4.e35904 Authors: Fernando Santos-Martín, Davide Geneletti, Benjamin Burkhard Abstract: HTML XML PDF
Methodological interlinkages for mapping ecosystem services – from data to analysis and decision-support
18. April 2019 Research Article
One Ecosystem 4: e26368 DOI: 10.3897/oneeco.4.e26368 Authors: Petteri Vihervaara, Arto Viinikka, Luke Brander, Fernando Santos-Martín, Laura Poikolainen, Stoyan Nedkov Abstract: A broad array of methods have been developed and applied to map ecosystem services and their values at various geographic scales. For example, the ESMERALDA project developed methods for ecosystem service mapping across Europe. This paper describes how different methodological interlinkages can be used in ecosystem service mapping and assessment and how the integration of information can be...