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dc.contributor.authorHarrison, Paula A.
dc.contributor.authorDunford, Robert
dc.contributor.authorBarton, David Nicholas
dc.contributor.authorKelemen, Eszter
dc.contributor.authorMartín-López, Berta
dc.contributor.authorNorton, Lisa
dc.contributor.authorTermansen, Mette
dc.contributor.authorSaarikoski, Heli
dc.contributor.authorHendriks, Kees
dc.contributor.authorGomez-Baggethun, Erik
dc.contributor.authorCzúcz, Balint
dc.contributor.authorGarcía-Llorente, Marina
dc.contributor.authorHoward, David
dc.contributor.authorJacobs, Sander
dc.contributor.authorKarlsen, Martin
dc.contributor.authorKopperoinen, Leena
dc.contributor.authorMadsen, Andes
dc.contributor.authorRusch, Graciela
dc.contributor.authorvan Eupen, Michiel
dc.contributor.authorVerweij, Peter
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Ron
dc.contributor.authorTuomasjukka, Diana
dc.contributor.authorZulian, Grazia
dc.description.abstractA range of methods are available for assessing ecosystem services. Methods differ in their aims; from mapping and modelling the supply and demand of ecosystem services to appraising their economic and non-economic importance through valuation techniques. Comprehensive guidance for the selection of appropriate ecosystem service assessment methods that addresse the requirements of different decision-making contexts is lacking. This paper tackles this gap using the experience from 27 case studies which applied different biophysical, socio-cultural and monetary valuation methods to operationalise the ecosystem service concept towards sustainable land, water and urban management. A survey of the reasons why the case study teams selected particular methods revealed that stakeholder-oriented reasons, such as stakeholder participation, inclusion of local knowledge and ease of communication, and decision-oriented reasons, such as the purpose of the case study and the ecosystem services at stake, were key considerations in selecting a method. Pragmatic reasons such as available data, resources and expertise were also important factors. This information was used to develop a set of linked decision trees, which aim to provide guidance to researchers and practitioners in choosing ecosystem service assessment methods that are suitable for their context.nb_NO
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 Internasjonal*
dc.titleSelecting methods for ecosystem service assessment: A decision tree approachnb_NO
dc.typeJournal articlenb_NO
dc.typePeer reviewednb_NO
dc.subject.nsiVDP::Matematikk og Naturvitenskap: 400::Zoologiske og botaniske fag: 480nb_NO
dc.source.journalEcosystem Servicesnb_NO
cristin.unitnameAvdeling for terrestrisk økologi

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