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Title (Primary) Operationalizing network theory for ecosystem service assessments
Author 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.;
Journal Trends in Ecology & Evolution
Year 2017
Department iDiv; ESS;
Volume 32
Issue 2
Language englisch;
POF III (all) T12;
UFZ wide themes RU1
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.
ID 18069
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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