Managing natural capital stocks for the provision of ecosystem services

Maseyk, Fleur J.F., Mackay, Alec D., Possingham, Hugh P., Dominati, Estelle J. and Buckley, Yvonne M. (2016) Managing natural capital stocks for the provision of ecosystem services. Conservation Letters, . doi:10.1111/conl.12242

Author Maseyk, Fleur J.F.
Mackay, Alec D.
Possingham, Hugh P.
Dominati, Estelle J.
Buckley, Yvonne M.
Title Managing natural capital stocks for the provision of ecosystem services
Journal name Conservation Letters   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1755-263X
Publication date 2016-04-15
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/conl.12242
Open Access Status DOI
Total pages 10
Place of publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Collection year 2017
Language eng
Abstract Decision makers and land managers are increasingly required to manage landscapes for multiple purposes and benefits. However, despite progress in the development of frameworks linking natural capital to the provision of ecosystem services and human benefits there remains little guidance for how management interventions can improve ecosystem service provision. As ecosystem services cannot be directly influenced, interventions need to be directed toward natural capital stocks. We provide a framework that explicitly links natural capital stocks to ecosystem service provision and identify manageable attributes of natural capital stocks as the critical intervention point. A structured decision making process based on our framing of the ecosystem services concept can facilitate its application on the ground.
Keyword Land management
Multifunctional landscapes
Natural resource management
Stock-flow dynamics
Structured decision making
Q-Index Code C1
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Institutional Status UQ
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