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Distribution of bumblebees across Europe
13. September 2018 Data Paper (Generic)
One Ecosystem 3: e28143 DOI: 10.3897/oneeco.3.e28143 Authors: Chiara Polce, Joachim Maes, Xavier Rotllan-Puig, Denis Michez, Leopoldo Castro, Bjorn Cederberg, Libor Dvorak, Úna Fitzpatrick, Frederic Francis, Johann Neumayer, Aulo Manino, Juho Paukkunen, Tadeusz Pawlikowski, Stuart Roberts, Jakub Straka, Pierre Rasmont Abstract: Insect pollinators are a key component of biodiversity; they also play a major role in the reproduction of many species of wild plants and crops. It is widely acknowledged that insect pollinators are threatened by many environmental pressures...
Mapping and assessing ecosystem services in the EU - Lessons learned from the ESMERALDA approach of integration
05. September 2018 Short Communication
One Ecosystem 3: e29153 DOI: 10.3897/oneeco.3.e29153 Authors: Benjamin Burkhard, Joachim Maes, Marion Potschin-Young, Fernando Santos-Martín, Davide Geneletti, Pavel Stoev, Leena Kopperoinen, Cristian Adamescu, Blal Adem Esmail, Ildikó Arany, Andy Arnell, Mario Balzan, David N. Barton, Pieter van Beukering, Sabine Bicking, Paulo Borges, Bilyana Borisova, Leon Braat, Luke M Brander, Svetla Bratanova-Doncheva, Steven Broekx, Claire Brown, Constantin Cazacu, Neville Crossman, Bálint Czúcz, Jan Daněk, Rudolf de Groot, Daniel Depellegrin, Panayotis Dimopoulos, Nora Elvinger...
How to design a transdisciplinary regional ecosystem service assessment: a case study from Romania, Eastern Europe
31. August 2018 Ecosystem Service Mapping
One Ecosystem 3: e26363 DOI: 10.3897/oneeco.3.e26363 Authors: Bálint Czúcz, Ágnes Kalóczkai, Ildikó Arany, Katalin Kelemen, Judith Papp, Krisztina Havadtői, Krisztina Campbell, Márton Kelemen, Ágnes Vári Abstract: There is a broad diversity of concepts and methods used in ecosystem service (ES) mapping and assessment projects with many open questions related to the implementation of the concepts and the use of the methods at various scales. In this paper, we present a regional ES mapping and assessment (MAES) study performed between 2015 and 2017 over an area of...
Economic valuation and mapping of Ecosystem Services in the context of protected area management (Natural Park of Serra de São Mamede, Portugal)
27. August 2018 Methods
One Ecosystem 3: e26722 DOI: 10.3897/oneeco.3.e26722 Authors: Cristina Marta-Pedroso, Lia Laporta, Ivo Gama, Tiago Domingos Abstract: Demonstrating economic benefits generated by protected areas is often pointed out as pivotal for supporting decision-making. We argue in this paper that the concept of ecosystem services (ES), defined as the benefits humans derive from ecosystems, provides a consistent framework to approach this issue as it links ecosystem functioning and benefits, including benefits with economic value. This study aimed at providing evidence on how to bring...
A new method for fine-scale assessments of the average urban Heat island over large areas and the effectiveness of nature-based solutions
20. August 2018 Methods
One Ecosystem 3: e24880 DOI: 10.3897/oneeco.3.e24880 Authors: Dirk Lauwaet, Ton De Nijs, Inge Liekens , Hans Hooyberghs, Els Verachtert, Wouter Lefebvre, Koen De Ridder, Roy Remme, Steven Broekx Abstract: People living in cities experience extra heat stress due to the so-called Urban Heat Island (UHI) effect. To gain an insight into the spatial variability of the UHI for the Netherlands, a detailed map (10 m horizontal resolution) has been calculated that shows the summer-averaged daily maximal UHI situation. The map is based on a relationship between the UHI, mean wind...
Glossary of ecosystem services mapping and assessment terminology
17. August 2018 Review Article
One Ecosystem 3: e27110 DOI: 10.3897/oneeco.3.e27110 Authors: Marion Potschin-Young, Benjamin Burkhard, Bálint Czúcz, Fernando Santos-Martín Abstract: Mapping and assessment of ecosystems and their services (MAES) is a key EU initiative to synthesise vital environmental information and facilitate balanced policy decisions. As MAES integrates across many scientific and policy domains, the development of a common language and shared concepts is essential. Here we present a comprehensive MAES Glossary that was compiled in the ESMERALDA project; it is based on the integration...
A multitiered approach for grassland ecosystem services mapping and assessment: The Viva Grass tool
17. August 2018 Methods
One Ecosystem 3: e25380 DOI: 10.3897/oneeco.3.e25380 Authors: Miguel Villoslada, Ivo Vinogradovs, Anda Ruskule, Kristina Veidemane, Olgerts Nikodemus, Raimonds Kasparinskis, Kalev Sepp, Justas Gulbinas Abstract: Throughout the second half of the 20th Century, the area of semi-natural grasslands in the Baltic States decreased substantially, due to agricultural abandonment in some areas and intensification in more productive soil types. In order to halt the loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services provided by grasslands, the LIFE+ programme funded project, LIFE Viva Grass...
Mapping and assessment of cultural ecosystem services of Latvian coastal areas
10. August 2018 Methods
One Ecosystem 3: e25499 DOI: 10.3897/oneeco.3.e25499 Authors: Anda Ruskule, Andris Klepers, Kristina Veidemane Abstract: Mapping of cultural ecosystem services (CES) in marine and coastal areas is still recognised as a conceptually and technically challenging task, due to the difficulties in establishing a link between the biophysical features of the coastal ecosystem and the supply of services such as recreation and tourism, bird watching and enjoyment of other assets of nature. This was also one of the major challenges in ecosystem service mapping for the Maritime Spatial...
National scale mapping of ecosystem services in Israel – genetic resources, pollination and cultural services
03. August 2018 Ecosystem Service Mapping
One Ecosystem 3: e25494 DOI: 10.3897/oneeco.3.e25494 Authors: Alon Lotan, Reuven Kost, Yael Mandelik, Yoav Peled, David Chakuki , Shiri Zemah Shamir, Yael Ram Abstract: The Israel - National Ecosystem Assessment (I-NEA) project aims to present a comprehensive picture of the state and trends of Israel's ecosystem services across all ecosystems, by integrating existing data and information collected from a wide range of sources. Although there is a lack of information about the spatial distribution of ecosystem services’ provisioning in Israel, their mapping constitutes an...
Creating an operational database for Ecosystems Services Mapping and Assessment Methods
12. Juli 2018 Research Article
One Ecosystem 3: e26719 DOI: 10.3897/oneeco.3.e26719 Authors: Fernando Santos-Martin, Arto Viinikka, Laura Mononen, Luke Brander, Petteri Vihervaara, Inge Liekens, Marion Potschin-Young Abstract: Identifying and applying the appropriate method for ecosystem services mapping and assessment is not trivial. To provide guidance in this task, this paper describes the creation of a database for existing studies on mapping and assessing ecosystems and their services, which records relevant information to the ecosystem studies (e.g. methods used, the scale, ecosystem type, ecosystem...
Identifying representative case studies for ecosystem services mapping and assessment across Europe
10. Juli 2018 Research Article
One Ecosystem 3: e25382 DOI: 10.3897/oneeco.3.e25382 Authors: Davide Geneletti, Blal Adem Esmail, Chiara Cortinovis Abstract: A key task in the ESMERALDA project dealt with identifying appropriate case studies to test the 'flexible methodology' in its different stages of development. Case studies consist of working examples in which mapping and assessment of ecosystem services were applied to address specific decision-making problems. Testing is understood as an iterative process of co-learning that involves project partners and stakeholders, enabling the refinement of the...
Mapping and assessing ecosystem services to support urban planning: A case study on brownfield regeneration in Trento, Italy
25. Juni 2018 Research Article
One Ecosystem 3: e25477 DOI: 10.3897/oneeco.3.e25477 Authors: Chiara Cortinovis, Davide Geneletti Abstract: This study explores the use of ecosystem service (ES) knowledge to support urban planning in the assessment of future scenarios. The case study concerns the prioritszation of brownfield regeneration interventions in the city of Trento (Italy). Alternative planning scenarios considering the conversion of existing brownfields into new urban parks are assessed and compared. The assessment focuses on two ES of critical importance for the city, namely microclimate...
Hotspots of biodiversity and ecosystem services: the Outermost Regions and Overseas Countries and Territories of the European Union
12. Juni 2018 Ecosystem Service Mapping
One Ecosystem 3: e24719 DOI: 10.3897/oneeco.3.e24719 Authors: Ina Maren Sieber, Paulo Borges, Benjamin Burkhard Abstract: The obligations of the EU Biodiversity Strategy 2020 create a need for mapping and assessment of the state of biodiversity, ecosystems and their services in all European member states. Europe’s nine Outermost Regions (ORs) and 25 Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs) are mainly islands, scattered around the globe. These territories contain unique flora and fauna and encompass diverse ecosystems, from coral reefs to rainforests. These highly diverse...
Mapping Control of Erosion Rates: Comparing Model and Monitoring Data for Croplands in Northern Germany
12. Juni 2018 Methods
One Ecosystem 3: e26382 DOI: 10.3897/oneeco.3.e26382 Authors: Bastian Steinhoff-Knopp, Benjamin Burkhard Abstract: Control of erosion rates (CER) is a key ecosystem service for soil protection. It is mandatory for sustaining the capacity, especially of agroecosystems, to provide ecosystem services. By applying an established framework to assess soil regulating services, this study compares two approaches to assess CER provision for 466 ha of cropland in Lower Saxony (Central Northern Germany). In a "sealed modelling approach", the structural and the mitigated structural...
Revision of the Common International Classification for Ecosystem Services (CICES V5.1): A Policy Brief
11. Juni 2018 Policy Brief
One Ecosystem 3: e27108 DOI: 10.3897/oneeco.3.e27108 Authors: Roy Haines-Young, Marion Potschin-Young Abstract: The Common International Classification of Ecosystem Services (CICES) is widely used for mapping, ecosystem assessment, and natural capital ecosystem accounting. On the basis of the experience gained in using it since the first version was published in 2013, it has been updated for version 5.1. This policy brief summarises what has been done and how the classification can be used. HTML XML PDF
Towards integrated mapping and assessment of ecosystems and their services in Bulgaria: The Central Balkan case study
11. Juni 2018 Case Study
One Ecosystem 3: e25428 DOI: 10.3897/oneeco.3.e25428 Authors: Stoyan Nedkov, Bilyana Borisova, Boian Koulov, Miglena Zhiyanski, Svetla Bratanova-Doncheva, Mariyana Nikolova, Julia Kroumova Abstract: The aim of the EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020 isto maintain and enhance ecosystem services (ES) in Europe and requires all Member States to map and assess the state of ecosystems and their services in the respective national territories. The EU-funded project ESMERALDA analyses ES mapping and assessment methods and approaches in their biophysical, social and economical...
Assessing urban recreation ecosystem services through the use of geocache visitation and preference data: a case-study from an urbanised island environment
05. Juni 2018 Research Article
One Ecosystem 3: e24490 DOI: 10.3897/oneeco.3.e24490 Authors: Mario V Balzan, Iain Debono Abstract: Recreation is an important cultural ecosystem service and is one way in which communities experience the direct and indirect benefits arising from the experiential use of their environment. The recent rise in popularity of Global Positioning System (GPS) game applications, which combine information technology with an activity that increases mobility and encourages outdoor enjoyment, provides ecosystem service practitioners with an opportunity to make use of this georeferenced...
On the importance of a broad stakeholder network for developing a credible, salient and legitimate tiered approach for assessing ecosystem services
24. Mai 2018 Short Communication
One Ecosystem 3: e25470 DOI: 10.3897/oneeco.3.e25470 Authors: Bettina Weibel, Sven-Erik Rabe, Benjamin Burkhard, Adrienne Grêt-Regamey Abstract: As the concept of ecosystem services is being operationalised and implemented in policies, a better guidance on the selection of suitable methods for ecosystem services mapping and assessment is needed to allow more sound, transparent and comparable processes. A vast range of assessments focusing on different sets of ecosystem services at various scales is existing and the applied methods cover different disciplines from ecology to...
Methodological aspects of ecosystem service valuation at the national level
24. Mai 2018 Methods
One Ecosystem 3: e25508 DOI: 10.3897/oneeco.3.e25508 Authors: David Vačkář, Ioanna Grammatikopoulou, Jan Daněk, Eliška Lorencová Abstract: Ecosystem service valuations focusing on the assessment of ecosystem service values in space and time have recently been receiving considerable attention. Ecosystem service valuation data are critical for developing national ecosystem accounts and for assessment of costs and benefits associated with national strategies and plans. In this article, we discuss selected methodological aspects of ecosystem service valuation at the...
Which questions drive the Mapping and Assessment of Ecosystems and their Services under Action 5 of the EU Biodiversity Strategy?
18. Mai 2018 Research Article
One Ecosystem 3: e25309 DOI: 10.3897/oneeco.3.e25309 Authors: Joachim Maes, Inge Liekens , Claire Brown Abstract: Action 5 of the European Union's Biodiversity Strategy to 2020 asks that Member States map and assess the state of ecosystems and their services in their national territory. Policymakers and stakeholders of these countries frequently ask why this work is necessary. This article shows that this question can be broken down into a number of specific questions which, in turn, bring specific requests for knowledge and guidance to the surface. This paper develops a...