Case studies These case studies prepared in collaboration with Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) and GIST Advisory describe examples where a focus on ecosystem services and their economic significance helped decision makers to find more sustainable solutions for the management of ecosystems.
Understanding residents' preferences for cultural ecosystem services (CES) will provide reference for targeted ecological management. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the preferences for CES and to determine their multilevel drivers in Gaoqu Township in Mizhi County, China. A social preference method (questionnaire) was used to quantitatively assess the CES preferences.
Search case studies Type in a search term and click on search to see results On this page you can access a wide range of case studies from across the UK which are good examples of projects using the ecosystem approach. Click on the interactive points on the map above to reach comprehensive information on each project.
An assessment of green infrastructure and ecosystem services in the Valletta urban area: a case-study for sustainable urban planning During the EnRoute project, an assessment of the green infrastructure and key urban ecosystem services was carried out for the city of Valletta and the surrounding urban area.
The study area is a key ecological shelter of the upper Yangtze River in terms of the amount and the variety of ecosystem services provided. The study area consists of primarily mountains covered with forest and grasslands in the east, which provides the main ecological function of the study area.
The short-term goal of the majority of the case studies was reported as either to map the ecosystem services of an area, test the utility of specific tools, or improve management or planning. The.
Case studies Here are reports and summaries of our previous projects that show how the ecosystem services concept can be applied to different sector issues: Eycott Hill Reserve Natural Capital Accounts.
By the time Ecosystem was engaged, several studies and projects had been completed, and Harvard had already optimized many systems. From this base, Ecosystem and Harvard University collaborated over a 15-month process to develop deep energy retrofit projects.
This nevertheless is a key issue, in particular, if ecosystem services analysis and valuation is used to support environmental management. This study assesses and analyzes how the monetary benefits of seven ecosystem services are generated in Central Kalimantan Province, Indonesia, are distributed to different types of beneficiaries.
Ecosystem Services, associated with the Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP), is an international, interdisciplinary journal that deals with the science, policy and practice of Ecosystem Services defined as the direct and indirect contributions of ecosystems to human wellbeing. The aims of the journal are: (1) To improve our understanding of.
This makes it possible to create farm, estate and parish plans that are based on a common language for natural capital and ecosystem services. The Agrimetrics tool is being developed through scenario testing in three parishes in very different parts of England: a lowland farmland parish in Wiltshire, a fenland parish in Cambridgeshire and an upland farming parish in Northumberland.
Costa Rica’s Payments for Ecosystem Services programme Case study Module 2.. The project includes seven case studies from six countries: Norway, Germany, Portugal, Finland, Brazil (Mato.
In this case study, we focused on ecosystem services that can be jointly supplied but independently valued in economic terms: healthy climate (via carbon sequestration and storage), food (via fisheries production in nursery grounds), and nature recreation (nature watching and enjoyment).
This study estimates the value of forest ecosystem services provided by a protected area in a biodiversity hotspot in India. It also addresses some of the shortcomings identified in existing literature by estimating the value of several intangible benefits, and disservices of forests ignored in most valuation studies, as well as the added value from intact forests as compared to from.
Case Studies. Experiences with ecosystem service assessment processes. back. Find here a collection of experiences of practical applications of ecosystem services tools and methods. You can learn more about each individual case study by reading a detailed overview, or in some cases, by exploring the case study in an interactive way.
The valuation of ecosystem services can become complex when, within a given ecosystem, interdependent ecosystem services are potentially available and fundamentally interlinked (Fisher et al., 2009). Our case study focuses on ecosystem services that can be jointly supplied by saltmarshes but can be independently valued in economic terms.
Provisioning Services are ecosystem services that describe the material or energy outputs from ecosystems. They include food, water and other resources. Food: Ecosystems provide the conditions for growing food. Food comes principally from managed agro-ecosystems but marine and freshwater systems or forests also provide food for human.
This provides an opportunity to examine the extent to which ecosystem services have been translated into national policy, providing a useful case study for global coastal governance. This paper reviews five recent Welsh acts, focusing specifically on the case study system of saltmarshes and their ecosystem services, benefits and processes.
The concept of ecosystem services developed in the second half of the 20th century, and the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment was crucial for its acceptance. This assessment identified the services that ecosystems provide to society, but geodiversity (as an indispensable component of ecosystems) was somewhat underestimated. At present, geodiversity is intensively used by human society and it.