Bringing ecosystem services into economic decision-making: Land use in the United Kingdom

Publikation: Beiträge in ZeitschriftenZeitschriftenaufsätzeForschungbegutachtet


  • Ian Jan Bateman
  • Amii R. Harwood
  • Georgina M. Mace
  • Robert T. Watson
  • Barnaby Andrews
  • Amy Binner
  • Andrew Crowe
  • Brett Day
  • Steve Dugdale
  • Carlo Fezzi
  • Jo Foden
  • David Hadley
  • Roy Haines-Young
  • Mark Hulme
  • Andreas Kontoleon
  • Andrew A. Lovett
  • Paul Munday
  • Unai Pascual
  • James Paterson
  • Grischa Perino
  • Antara Sen
  • Gavin Siriwardena
  • Daan P. Van Soest
  • Mette Termansen
Landscapes generate a wide range of valuable ecosystem services, yet land-use decisions often ignore the value of these services. Using the example of the United Kingdom, we show the significance of land-use change not only for agricultural production but also for emissions and sequestration of greenhouse gases, open-access recreational visits, urban green space, and wild-species diversity. We use spatially explicit models in conjunction with valuation methods to estimate comparable economic values for these services, taking account of climate change impacts. We show that, although decisions that focus solely on agriculture reduce overall ecosystem service values, highly significant value increases can be obtained from targeted planning by incorporating all potential services and their values and that this approach also conserves wild-species diversity.
Seiten (von - bis)45-50
Anzahl der Seiten6
PublikationsstatusErschienen - 05.07.2013
Extern publiziertJa


  • Nachhaltigkeitswissenschaft - agricultural production, climate change, decision making, ecosystem service, environmental economics, estimation method, land use change, land use planning, landscape, numerical model