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dc.contributor.authorLA NOTTE ALESSANDRAen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMAES JOACHIMen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDALMAZZONE SILVANAen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCROSSMAN NEVILLEen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGRIZZETTI BRUNAen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBIDOGLIO GIOVANNIen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-11T00:22:28Z-
dc.date.available2017-06-09en_GB
dc.date.available2017-06-11T00:22:28Z-
dc.date.created2017-06-06en_GB
dc.date.issued2017en_GB
dc.date.submitted2015-08-31en_GB
dc.identifier.citationECOSYSTEM SERVICES vol. 23 p. 18-29en_GB
dc.identifier.issn2212-0416en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212041616304545en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC97301-
dc.description.abstractIn this paper we present a case study of integrated ecosystem and economic accounting based on the System of Environmental Economic Accounting — Experimental Ecosystem Accounts (SEEA-EEA). We develop accounts, in physical and monetary terms, for the water purification ecosystem service in Europe over a 20-year time period (1985–2005). The estimation of nitrogen retention is based on the GREEN biophysical model, within which we impose a sustainability threshold to obtain the physical indicators of capacity – the ability of an ecosystem to sustainably supply ecosystem services. Key messages of our paper pertain the notion of capacity, operationalized in accounting terms with reference to individual ecosystem services rather than to the ecosystem as a whole, and intended as the stock that provides the sustainable flow of the service. The study clarifies the difference between sustainable flow and actual flow of the service, which should be calculated jointly so as to enable an assessment of the sustainability of current use of ecosystem services. Finally, by distinguishing the notion of ‘process’ (referred to the ecosystem) from that of ‘capacity’ (pertaining specific services) and proposing a methodology to calculate capacity and flow, we suggest an implementable way to operationalize the SEEA-EEA accounts.en_GB
dc.description.sponsorshipJRC.D.3-Land Resourcesen_GB
dc.format.mediumOnlineen_GB
dc.languageENGen_GB
dc.publisherELSEVIERen_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJRC97301en_GB
dc.titlePhysical and monetary ecosystem service accounts for Europe: a case study for in-stream nitrogen retentionen_GB
dc.typeArticles in periodicals and booksen_GB
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ecoser.2016.11.002en_GB
JRC Directorate:Sustainable Resources

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