Title: Interregional flows of ecosystem services: Concepts, typology and four cases
Authors: SCHROTER MATTHIASKOELLNER THOMASALKEMADE R.ARNHOLD SEBASTIANBAGSTAD KENNETHERB KARLHEINZFRANK KARINKASTNER THOMASKISSINGER MEIDADLIU JIANGUO LIULÓPEZ-HOFFMAN LAURAMAES JOACHIMPENEDO DE SOUSA MARQUES ALEXANDRAMARTÍN-LÓPEZ BERTAMEYER CARSTENSCHULP C.J.E.THOBER JULEWOLFF SBONN ALETTA
Citation: ECOSYSTEM SERVICES vol. 31 no. Part B p. 231-241
Publisher: ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
Publication Year: 2018
JRC N°: JRC107974
ISSN: 2212-0416
URI: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S221204161730606X?via%3Dihub
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC107974
DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoser.2018.02.003
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: Conserving and managing global natural capital requires an understanding of the complexity of flows of ecosystem services across geographic boundaries. Failing to understand and to incorporate these flows into national and international ecosystem assessments leads to incomplete and potentially skewed conclusions, impairing society’s ability to identify sustainable management and policy choices. In this paper, we synthesise existing knowledge and develop a conceptual framework for analysing interregional ecosystem service flows. We synthesise the types of such flows, the characteristics of sending and receiving socio-ecological systems, and the impacts of ecosystem service flows on interregional sustainability. Using four cases (trade of certified coffee, migration of northern pintails, flood protection in the Danube watershed, and information on giant pandas), we test the conceptual framework and show how an enhanced understanding of interregional telecouplings in socio-ecological systems can inform ecosystem service-based decision making and governance with respect to sustainability goals.
JRC Directorate:Sustainable Resources

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