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DOI 10.14512/gaia.26.1.8
Title (Primary) Towards a National Ecosystem Assessment in Germany: a plea for a comprehensive approach
Author Albert, C.; Neßhöver, C.; Schröter, M.; Wittmer, H. ORCID logo ; Bonn, A. ORCID logo ; Burkhard, B.; Dauber, J.; Döring, R.; Füst, C.; Grunewald, K.; Haase, D.; Hansjürgens, B.; Hauck, J.; Hinzmann, M.; Koellner, T.; Plieninger, T.; Rabe, S.-E.; Ring, I.; Spangenberg, J.H.; Stachow, U.; Wüstemann, H.; Görg, C.
Source Titel Gaia-Ecological Perspectives for Science and Society
Year 2017
Department OEKON; CLE; BZF; NSF; UPOL; iDiv; ESS
Volume 26
Issue 1
Page From 27
Page To 33
Language englisch
Keywords assessment; biodiversity; ecosystem services; science-policy dialogue; transdisciplinary approach
UFZ wide themes RU6;
Abstract We present options for a National Ecosystem Assessment in Germany (NEA-DE) that could inform decision-makers on the state and trends of ecosystems and ecosystem services. Characterizing a NEA-DE, we argue that its cross-sectoral, integrative approach would have the advantages of increased scientific understanding, addressing specific policy questions and creating science-policy dialogues. Challenges include objections against a utilitarian perspective, reservations concerning power relations, and responsibilities concerning the funding.
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Albert, C., Neßhöver, C., Schröter, M., Wittmer, H., Bonn, A., Burkhard, B., Dauber, J., Döring, R., Füst, C., Grunewald, K., Haase, D., Hansjürgens, B., Hauck, J., Hinzmann, M., Koellner, T., Plieninger, T., Rabe, S.-E., Ring, I., Spangenberg, J.H., Stachow, U., Wüstemann, H., Görg, C. (2017):
Towards a National Ecosystem Assessment in Germany: a plea for a comprehensive approach
GAIA 26 (1), 27 - 33 10.14512/gaia.26.1.8