Disentangling the Pathways and Effects of Ecosystem Service Co-Production

Palomo, Ignacio; Felipe-Lucia, Maria R.; Bennett, Elena M.; Martín-López, Berta; Pascual, Unai (2016). Disentangling the Pathways and Effects of Ecosystem Service Co-Production. In: Woodward, Guy; Bohan, David (eds.) Ecosystem Services: From Biodiversity to Society, Part 2. Advances in Ecological Research: Vol. 54 (pp. 245-283). Amsterdam: Elsevier 10.1016/bs.aecr.2015.09.003

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Research on ecosystem services has become a dominant field within environmental management, framing the way in which human–nature relationships are understood and managed. Although ecosystem services are usually defined as ‘the benefits that humans receive from nature’, our work shows that most services are actually co-produced by a mixture of natural capital and various forms of social, human, financial and technological capital. Here, we review how ecosystem services are co-produced, and then we assess how this affects the quantity, quality, trade-offs, resilience and the equity of the distribution of ecosystem services. Then we discuss the implications of co-production for sustainability. Finally, we present some challenges for an adequate consideration of co-production within the assessment of ecosystem services.

Item Type:

Book Section (Book Chapter)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Department of Biology > Institute of Plant Sciences (IPS) > Plant Ecology
08 Faculty of Science > Department of Biology > Institute of Plant Sciences (IPS)

UniBE Contributor:

Felipe Lucia, Maria del Rosario

Subjects:

500 Science > 580 Plants (Botany)

ISBN:

978-0-08-100978-9

Series:

Advances in Ecological Research

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Peter Alfred von Ballmoos-Haas

Date Deposited:

18 Jul 2016 15:41

Last Modified:

07 Jul 2017 08:22

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/bs.aecr.2015.09.003

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Ecosystem services co-production, Sustainability, Capital assets, Trade-offs, Social–ecological approach

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.83684

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/83684

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