Operationalizing Network Theory for Ecosystem Service Assessments
2017 (English)In: Trends in Ecology & Evolution, ISSN 0169-5347, E-ISSN 1872-8383, Vol. 32, no 2, 118-130 p.Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
Managing ecosystems to provide ecosystem services in the face of global change is a pressing challenge for policy and science. Predicting how alternative management actions and changing future conditions will alter services is complicated by interactions among components in ecological and socioeconomic systems. Failure to understand those interactions can lead to detrimental outcomes from management decisions. Network theory that integrates ecological and socioeconomic systems may provide a path to meeting this challenge. While network theory offers promising approaches to examine ecosystem services, few studies have identified how to operationalize networks for managing and assessing diverse ecosystem services. We propose a framework for how to use networks to assess how drivers and management actions will directly and indirectly alter ecosystem services.
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ELSEVIER SCIENCE LONDON , 2017. Vol. 32, no 2, 118-130 p.
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IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-135397DOI: 10.1016/j.tree.2016.10.011ISI: 000393246000008PubMedID: 27856059OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-135397DiVA: diva2:1081515
Funding Agencies|Synthesis Centre for Biodiversity Sciences (sDiv); Institute on the Environment at University of Minnesota; ARC [FT110100957]; German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) - German Research Foundation [FZT 1118]; Ministryfor Science and Culture of Lower Saxony (BEFmate)2017-03-142017-03-142017-03-14