Operationalizing Network Theory for Ecosystem Service Assessments

Laura Dee, Stefano Allesina, Aletta Bonn, Anna Eklof, Steven Gaines, Jes Hines, Ute Jacob, Eve McDonald-Madden, Hugh Possingham, Matthias Schroter, Ross THOMPSON

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    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.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)118-130
    Number of pages13
    JournalTrends in Ecology Evolution
    Volume32
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2017

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    Dee, Laura ; Allesina, Stefano ; Bonn, Aletta ; Eklof, Anna ; Gaines, Steven ; Hines, Jes ; Jacob, Ute ; McDonald-Madden, Eve ; Possingham, Hugh ; Schroter, Matthias ; THOMPSON, Ross. / Operationalizing Network Theory for Ecosystem Service Assessments. In: Trends in Ecology Evolution. 2017 ; Vol. 32, No. 2. pp. 118-130.
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    Operationalizing Network Theory for Ecosystem Service Assessments. / Dee, Laura; Allesina, Stefano; Bonn, Aletta; Eklof, Anna; Gaines, Steven; Hines, Jes; Jacob, Ute; McDonald-Madden, Eve; Possingham, Hugh; Schroter, Matthias; THOMPSON, Ross.

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