Title: Stakeholders’ perspectives on the operationalisation of the ecosystem service concept: results from 27 case studies
Authors: DICK JANTURKELBOOM FRANCISWOODS HELENINIESTA-ARANDIA IRENEPRIMMER EEVASAARELA SANNA-RIIKKABEZÁK PETERMEDERLY PETERLEONE MICHAELVERHEYDEN WIMKELEMEN ESZTERHAUCK JENNIFERANDREWS CHRISTOPHERANTUNES PAULAASZALÓS RÉKABARÓ FRANCESCBARTON DAVIDBERRY PAMBUGTER ROBCARVALHO LAURENCECZÚCZ BÁLINTDUNFORD ROBERTGARCIA BLANCO GEMMAGEAMĂNĂ NICOLETAGIUCĂ RELUGRIZZETTI BRUNAIZAKOVIČOVÁ ZITAKERTÉSZ MIKLÓSKOPPEROINEN LEENALANGEMEYER JOHANNESMONTENEGRO LAPOLA DAVIDLIQUETE GARCIA MARIA DEL CAMINOLUQUE SANDRAMARTÍNEZ PASTUR GUILLERMOMARTIN-LOPEZ BERTAMUKHOPADHYAY RAKTIMANIEMELA JARIODEE DAVIDLUIS PERI PABLOPINHO PATRICIABÜRGER PATRÍCIO-ROBERTO GLEICIANIPREDA ELENAPRIESS JORGRÖCKMANN CHRISTINESANTOS RUISILAGHI DIANASMITH RONVADINEANU ANGHELUTATJALLING VAN DER WAL JANARANY ILDIKÓBADEA OVIDUBELA GYÖRGYIBOROS EMILBUCUR MAGDALENABLUMENTRATH STEFANCALVACHE MARTACARMEN ESTHERCLEMENTE PEDROFERNANDES JOÃOFERRAZ DIOGOFONGAR CLAUDIAGARCIA-LLORENTE MARINAGOMEZ-BAGGETHUN ERIKGUNDERSEN VEGARDHAAVARDSHOLM OSCARKALOCZKAI AGNESKHALALWE THALMAKISS GABRIELLAKOHLER BERITLAZANYI ORSOLYALELLEI-KOVÁCS ESZTERLICHUNGU RAELLINDHJEM HENRIKMAGARE CHARLESMUSTAJOKI JYRINDEGE CHARLESNOWELL MEGANNUSS GIRONA SERGIOCHIENG JOHNOFTEN ANDERSPALOMO IGNACIOPATAKI GYÖRGYREINVANG RASMUSRUSCH GRACIELASAARIKOSKI HELISMITH ALISONSOY MASSONI EMMASTANGE ERIKVÅGNES TRAAHOLT NORAVARI AGNESVERWEIJ PETERVIKSTRÖM SUVIYLI-PELKONEN VESAZULIAN GRAZIA
Citation: ECOSYSTEM SERVICES vol. 29 no. Part C p. 552-565
Publisher: ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
Publication Year: 2018
JRC N°: JRC108271
ISSN: 2212-0416
URI: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212041616304661
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC108271
DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoser.2017.09.015
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: The ecosystem service (ES) concept is becoming mainstream in policy and planning, but operational influence on practice is seldom reported. Here, we report the practitioners’ perspectives on the practical implementation of the ES concept in 27 case studies. A standardised anonymous survey (n=246), was used, focusing on the science-practice interaction process, perceived impact and expected use of the case study assessments. Operationalisation of the concept was shown to achieve a gradual change in practices: 13% of the case studies reported a change in action (e.g. management or policy change), and a further 40% anticipated that a change would result from the work. To a large extent the impact was attributed to a well conducted science-practice interaction process (>70%). The main reported advantages of the concept included: increased concept awareness and communication; enhanced participation and collaboration; production of comprehensive science-based knowledge; and production of spatially referenced knowledge for input to planning (91% indicated they had acquired new knowledge). The limitations were mostly case-specific and centred on methodology, data, and challenges with result implementation. The survey highlighted the crucial role of communication, participation and collaboration across different stakeholders, to implement the ES concept and enhance the democratisation of nature and landscape planning.
JRC Directorate:Sustainable Resources

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