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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...
A protocol for modelling generalised biological responses using latent variables in structural equation models
08. Juli 2021 Review Article
One Ecosystem 6: e67320 DOI: 10.3897/oneeco.6.e67320 Authors: James Grace, Magdalena Steiner Abstract: In this paper, we consider the problem of how to quantitatively characterise the degree to which a study object exhibits a generalised response. By generalised response, we mean a multivariate response where numerous individual properties change in concerted fashion due to some internal integration. In latent variable structural equation modelling (LVSEM), we would typically approach this situation using a latent variable to represent a general property of interest (e.g...
Organic matter temporal dynamics in the river ecosystem basin using remote sensing
06. Juli 2021 Research Article
One Ecosystem 6: e61357 DOI: 10.3897/oneeco.6.e61357 Authors: Tatiana Trifonova, Natalia Mishchenko, Pavel Shutov Abstract: Environmental research addresses ecosystems of various hierarchical levels. One of the ecosystem types is the river basin. The basin approach has been applied in the research. We consider the river basin as a single ecosystem of complex landscape structure. The research objective was to assess the biological processes in various landscapes within a holistic natural geosystem – a catchment area. The Klyazma River Basin (a part of the Volga River of 40...
Mapping recreational ecosystem services from stakeholders' perspective in the Azores
01. Juli 2021 Research Article
One Ecosystem 6: e65751 DOI: 10.3897/oneeco.6.e65751 Authors: Cristina Seijo, Helena Calado, William McClintock, Artur Gil, Catarina Fonseca Abstract: Mapping and Assessment of Ecosystems and their Services (MAES) in Europe’s Outermost Regions (ORs) and Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs) is still underdeveloped compared to the European mainland. Most of those territories are small islands for which Marine and Coastal Ecosystems (MCE) constitute a significant resource and provide important provisioning, regulating and cultural Ecosystem Services (ES). Understanding...
Adopting a cross-scale approach for the deployment of a green infrastructure
28. Mai 2021 Case Study
One Ecosystem 6: e65578 DOI: 10.3897/oneeco.6.e65578 Authors: Grazia Zulian, Silvia Ronchi, Alessandra La Notte, Sara Vallecillo, Joachim Maes Abstract: The implementation of a Green Infrastructure (GI) involves several actors and governance scales that need adequate knowledge support. The multifunctionality of GI entails the implementation of a cross-scale approach, which combines assessments conducted at different levels and active stakeholder engagement.This paper provides a methodology to implement a cross-scale approach to support the deployment of a Regional GI. The...
Monitoring bee health in European agro-ecosystems using wing morphology and fat bodies
17. Mai 2021 Data Paper (Generic)
One Ecosystem 6: e63653 DOI: 10.3897/oneeco.6.e63653 Authors: Maryse Vanderplanck, Denis Michez, Matthias Albrecht, Eleanor Attridge, Aurélie Babin, Irene Bottero, Tom Breeze, Mark Brown, Marie-Pierre Chauzat, Elena Cini, Cecilia Costa, Pilar De la Rua, Joachim de Miranda, Gennaro Di Prisco, Christophe Dominik, Daniel Dzul, William Fiordaliso, Sébastien Gennaux, Guillaume Ghisbain, Simon Hodge, Alexandra-Maria Klein, Jessica Knapp, Anina Knauer, Marion Laurent, Victor Lefebvre, Marika Mänd, Baptiste Martinet, Vicente Martinez-Lopez, Piotr Medrzycki, Maria Helena Pereira...
Valuation of kelp forest ecosystem services in the Falkland Islands: A case study integrating blue carbon sequestration potential
14. Mai 2021 Research Article
One Ecosystem 6: e62811 DOI: 10.3897/oneeco.6.e62811 Authors: Daniel Bayley, Paul Brickle, Paul Brewin, Neil Golding, Tara Pelembe Abstract: Kelp forests provide many important ecosystem services to people, including mitigating storm damage, cycling nutrients, and providing commercially-harvestable resources. However, kelp forests’ ability to sequester carbon dioxide, and therefore help regulate the climate, has until recently, been overlooked in assessments of the beneficial services they provide. In this study we incorporate updated knowledge on the potential of kelp to...
Floristic composition and community structure along the elevational gradient of Balinsasayao Twin Lakes Natural Park in Negros Oriental, Philippines
11. Mai 2021 Research Article
One Ecosystem 6: e56536 DOI: 10.3897/oneeco.5.e56536 Authors: Wilbert Aureo, Tomas Reyes Jr., Francis Carlo Mutia, Danilo Tandang, Reizl Jose Abstract: Balinsasayao Twin Lakes Natural Park (BTLNP) is one of the protected areas on the Island of Negros Oriental which is enormously rich in biodiversity due to different Lowland types formed along its elevation gradient. This study was conducted to better understand the composition and diversity of plant species in the natural park to improve conservation and management efforts of these remaining forests which are currently under...
Applying the System of Environmental Economic Accounting-Ecosystem Accounting (SEEA-EA) framework at catchment scale to develop ecosystem extent and condition accounts
28. April 2021 Case Study
One Ecosystem 6: e65582 DOI: 10.3897/oneeco.6.e65582 Authors: Catherine Farrell, Lisa Coleman, Mary Kelly-Quinn, Carl Obst, Mark Eigenraam, Daniel Norton, Cathal O'Donoghue, Stephen Kinsella, Orlaith Delargy, Jane Stout Abstract: Ecosystem accounting is a tool to integrate nature into decision-making in a more structured way. Applying the use of nationally available datasets at catchment scale and following the System of Environmental Economic Accounting-Ecosystem Accounting (SEEA-EA) framework, we present results from a catchment case study in Ireland, highlighting findings...