Title: Potentials of quantitative and qualitative approaches to assessing ecosystem services
Authors: MALTE BuschLA NOTTE ALESSANDRALAPORTE ValerieERHARD Markus
Citation: ECOLOGICAL INDICATORS vol. 21 p. 89-103
Publisher: ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
Publication Year: 2011
JRC N°: JRC68420
ISSN: 1470-160X
URI: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1470160X1100375X#
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC68420
DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2011.11.010
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: Quantitative and qualitative approaches to assessing and valuing ecosystem services have been compared using case studies from Italy and Germany. This paper describes and analyzes two different methods of applying an ecosystem service approach and discusses their relative strengths, shortcomings and peculiarities. This allows the conditions to be identified that best support the application of one or other of these methods. Suggestions are offered on how to integrate both methodologies in order to improve the implementation of an ecosystem service approach in decision-making processes.
JRC Directorate:Sustainable Resources

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