Operationalizing network theory for ecosystem service assessments

Dee, Laura E., Allesina, Stefano, Bonn, Aletta, Eklof, Anna, Gaines, Steven D., Hines, Jes, Jacob, Ute, McDonald-Madden, Eve, Possingham, Hugh, Schroter, Matthias and Thompson, Ross M. (2017) Operationalizing network theory for ecosystem service assessments. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 32 2: 118-130. doi:10.1016/j.tree.2016.10.011

Author Dee, Laura E.
Allesina, Stefano
Bonn, Aletta
Eklof, Anna
Gaines, Steven D.
Hines, Jes
Jacob, Ute
McDonald-Madden, Eve
Possingham, Hugh
Schroter, Matthias
Thompson, Ross M.
Title Operationalizing network theory for ecosystem service assessments
Journal name Trends in Ecology and Evolution   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0169-5347
Publication date 2017-02-01
Year available 2016
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1016/j.tree.2016.10.011
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 32
Issue 2
Start page 118
End page 130
Total pages 13
Place of publication Kidlington, Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Elsevier
Language eng
Subject 1105 Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
Abstract Managing ecosystems to provide ecosystem services in the face of global change is a pressing challenge for policy and science. Predicting how alternative management actions and changing future conditions will alter services is complicated by interactions among components in ecological and socioeconomic systems. Failure to understand those interactions can lead to detrimental outcomes from management decisions. Network theory that integrates ecological and socioeconomic systems may provide a path to meeting this challenge. While network theory offers promising approaches to examine ecosystem services, few studies have identified how to operationalize networks for managing and assessing diverse ecosystem services. We propose a framework for how to use networks to assess how drivers and management actions will directly and indirectly alter ecosystem services.
Keyword Ecosystem services
Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)
Natural resource management
Network theory
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Grant ID FT110100957
FZT 1118
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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