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DOI 10.1016/j.tree.2016.10.011
Title (Primary) Operationalizing network theory for ecosystem service assessments
Author Dee, L.E.; Allesina, S.; Bonn, A. ORCID logo ; Eklöf, A.; Gaines, S.D.; Hines, J.; Jacob, U.; McDonald-Madden, E.; Possingham, H.; Schröter, M.; Thompson, R.M.
Source Titel Trends in Ecology & Evolution
Year 2017
Department iDiv; ESS
Volume 32
Issue 2
Page From 118
Page To 130
Language englisch
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Abstract 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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Dee, L.E., Allesina, S., Bonn, A., Eklöf, A., Gaines, S.D., Hines, J., Jacob, U., McDonald-Madden, E., Possingham, H., Schröter, M., Thompson, R.M. (2017):
Operationalizing network theory for ecosystem service assessments
Trends Ecol. Evol. 32 (2), 118 - 130 10.1016/j.tree.2016.10.011