PECS working group on social-ecological dynamics of ecosystem services

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Albert Norström - Speaker

Elena M. Bennett - Speaker

Garry Peterson - Speaker

Erik Anderson - Speaker

María R. Felipe-Lucia - Speaker

Jörn Fischer - Speaker

Marina García-Llorente - Speaker

Maike Grace Turner - Speaker

Jan Hanspach - Speaker

Christina Hicks - Speaker

Sander Jacobs - Speaker

Sandra Lavorel - Speaker

Andreas Dittrich - Speaker

Berta Martín-López - Speaker

Megan Meacham - Speaker

Bruno Locatelli - Speaker

Tobias Plieninger - Speaker

Jiangxiao Qiu - Speaker

Cibele Queiroz - Speaker

Bob Scholes - Speaker

Ralf Seppelt - Speaker

Monica Turner - Speaker

This talk will provide a summary of the ongoing PECS working group on "Social-ecological dynamics of ecosystem services". The working group has brought together researchers representing regional case studies that have investigated ecosystem service trade-offs and synergies within social-ecological units across different landscapes and seascapes. The initial aims were to: i) find typical patterns of trade-offs and synergies among ecosystem services found across the studies; ii) identify shared types of bundles of ecosystem services and whether bundles can be understood as signatures of social-ecological systems; iii) select key drivers of the differences among bundles; and iv) find methods useful to identify ecosystem services, trade-offs, bundles, and drivers across different social-ecological contexts and the data needed to undertake such analyses. In this talk, I will focus on the application of the different methods and conceptual frameworks that have begun emerging from the working group. I will discuss some of the key considerations for the assessment of ecosystem services bundles and the importance of social relationships in the analysis of ecosystem services bundles, and also present some preliminary analyses of ecosystem services and trade-offs across landscape gradients and discuss and a framework to synthesize ecosystem service interactions in a range of landscapes. (Résumé d'auteur)


European Ecosystem Services Conference - ESC 2016: Helping nature to help us


Antwerp, Belgium

Event: Conference