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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 Communications
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...
Data on and methodology for measurements of microclimate and matter dynamics in transition zones between forest and adjacent arable land
09. Mai 2018 Data Paper (Generic)
One Ecosystem 3: e24295 DOI: 10.3897/oneeco.3.e24295 Authors: Martin Schmidt, Gunnar Lischeid, Claas Nendel Abstract: HTML XML PDF
May the matrix be with you! Guidelines for the application of expert-based matrix approach for ecosystem services assessment and mapping
03. Mai 2018 Methods
One Ecosystem 3: e24134 DOI: 10.3897/oneeco.3.e24134 Authors: C. Sylvie Campagne, Philip Roche Abstract: Matrices or look-up tables are increasingly popular flexible tools for ecosystem services mapping and assessment. The matrix approach links ecosystem types or land cover types to ecosystem services by providing a score for ecosystem service (ES) capacity, supply, use, demand or other concepts. Using expert elicitation enables quick and integrative ES scoring that can meet general demand for validated ES mapping and assessment at different scales. Nevertheless, guidance is...
Characterising the rural-urban gradient through the participatory mapping of ecosystem services: insights for landscape planning
02. Mai 2018 Methods
One Ecosystem 3: e24487 DOI: 10.3897/oneeco.3.e24487 Authors: Sara Palomo-Campesino, Ignacio Palomo, Javier Moreno, José González Abstract: The application of the ecosystem services (ES) framework in landscape planning has become particularly relevant in rural-urban gradients since it allows for the integration of the complex interactions between ES supply and demand. This framework might be a powerful tool to inform landscape planning and decision-making intended to maintain the current and future flow of ES. In this study, we developed a process of participatory mapping...
Mapping of nutrient regulating ecosystem service supply and demand on different scales in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
05. April 2018 Research Article
One Ecosystem 3: e22509 DOI: 10.3897/oneeco.3.e22509 Authors: Sabine Bicking, Benjamin Burkhard, Marion Kruse, Felix Müller Abstract: This study deals with one of the regulating ecosystem services, nutrient regulation. In order to guarantee sustainable land management, it is of great relevance to gain spatial information on this ecosystem service. Unsustainable land management with regard to nutrient regulation may, for example, result in eutrophication which has been identified as a major threat for the environmental state of our water bodies. In the first step of research...
Ecosystem services are inclusive and deliver multiple values. A comment on the concept of nature's contributions to people
One Ecosystem 3: e24720 DOI: 10.3897/oneeco.3.e24720 Authors: Joachim Maes, Benjamin Burkhard, Davide Geneletti Abstract: A recent policy forum article in Science by Díaz et al. (2018) introduces nature's contributions to people (NCP) as an innovative approach to inform policy and decision-making. According to the authors, the NCP concept extends beyond the notion of ecosystem services by incorporating a more inclusive and interdisciplinary approach. Here this claim is challenged. Based on our experiences in Europe, we argue that the science, policy and practice of...
An operational framework for integrated Mapping and Assessment of Ecosystems and their Services (MAES)
Short Communications
One Ecosystem 3: e22831 DOI: 10.3897/oneeco.3.e22831 Authors: Benjamin Burkhard, Fernando Santos-Martin, Stoyan Nedkov, Joachim Maes Abstract: Mapping and Assessment of Ecosystems and their Services (MAES) are central to the EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020. Action 5 of the Strategy’s second target asks all EU member states to map and assess the state of ecosystems and their services in their national territories. Such comprehensive mapping and assessment builds on several individual tasks and their systematic integration. Therefore, an integrated and operational framework...
Integrated assessment of urban green infrastructure condition in Karlovo urban area by in-situ observations and remote sensing
21. Februar 2018 Research Article
One Ecosystem 3: e21610 DOI: 10.3897/oneeco.3.e21610 Authors: Stelian Dimitrov, Georgi Georgiev, Margarita Georgieva, Maria Gluschkova, Ventsislava Chepisheva, Plamen Mirchev, Miglena Zhiyanski Abstract: The knowledge about urban green infrastructure (UGI) is important for maintaining the quality of life in cities, suburbs and the fringes of metropolitan areas. The perspective of rapid urban sprawl generates the need for establishment and use of adequate systems for monitoring the condition of the urban ecosystems and green spaces. This triggers the search for a stronger...
Assessment and mapping the dynamics of soil properties in selected forest stands from the region of Central Balkan National Park in the context of ecosystem services
21. Februar 2018 Research Article
One Ecosystem 3: e23156 DOI: 10.3897/oneeco.3.e23156 Authors: Rositsa Yaneva, Miglena Zhiyanski, Ivailo Markoff, Maria Sokolovska, Stoyan Nedkov Abstract: Forests set natural conditions and embody a repository of biological diversity that represents a myriad of ecosystem services for human well-being. The spatial patterns and the forest ecosystems’ dynamics over time make the forests of particular environmental significance for the provision of ecosystem services. The terrestrial biodiversity and the sustainable management strategies' demand for mapping and assessment of...
Practical solutions for bottlenecks in ecosystem services mapping
03. Januar 2018 Ecosystem Service Mapping
One Ecosystem 3: e20713 DOI: 10.3897/oneeco.3.e20713 Authors: Ignacio Palomo, Louise Willemen, Evangelia Drakou, Benjamin Burkhard, Neville Crossman, Chloe Bellamy, Kremena Burkhard, C. Sylvie Campagne, Anuja Dangol, Jonas Franke, Sylwia Kulczyk, Solen Le Clec'h, Dania Abdul Malak, Lorena Muñoz, Vytautas Narusevicius, Sam Ottoy, Jennifer Roelens, Louise Sing, Amy Thomas, Koenraad Van Meerbeek, Peter Verweij Abstract: HTML XML PDF