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Mapping bundles of ecosystem services reveals distinct types of multifunctionality within a Swedish landscape.

Queiroz C, Meacham M, Richter K, Norström AV, Andersson E, Norberg J, Peterson G - Ambio (2015)

Bottom Line: We combined GIS data with publically available information for quantifying and mapping the distribution of services.Additionally, we calculated the diversity of ES for each municipality and used correlations and k-means clustering analyses to assess the existence of ES bundles.We found five distinct types of bundles of ES spatially agglomerated in the landscape that could be explained by regional social and ecological gradients.

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Affiliation: Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University, Kräftriket 2B, 106-91, Stockholm, Sweden, cibele.queiroz@su.se.

ABSTRACT
Ecosystem services (ES) is a valuable concept to be used in the planning and management of social-ecological landscapes. However, the understanding of the determinant factors affecting the interaction between services in the form of synergies or trade-offs is still limited. We assessed the production of 16 ES across 62 municipalities in the Norrström drainage basin in Sweden. We combined GIS data with publically available information for quantifying and mapping the distribution of services. Additionally, we calculated the diversity of ES for each municipality and used correlations and k-means clustering analyses to assess the existence of ES bundles. We found five distinct types of bundles of ES spatially agglomerated in the landscape that could be explained by regional social and ecological gradients. Human-dominated landscapes were highly multifunctional in our study area and urban densely populated areas were hotspots of cultural services.

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Distribution of the values obtained for individual ES across the 62 municipalities in the Norrström drainage basin. Darker shadows of blue represent a higher production of the service
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Fig2: Distribution of the values obtained for individual ES across the 62 municipalities in the Norrström drainage basin. Darker shadows of blue represent a higher production of the service

Mentions: The distribution of provisioning, regulating, and cultural services varied substantially across the basin (Fig. 2). Regulating services were the most evenly distributed, while cultural services were highly clustered around Stockholm. With the exception of forest products, provisioning services were mainly concentrated around lakes Mälaren and Hjälmaren. Due to its connection to agriculture, crop pollination was the one regulating service also concentrated around these regions (Fig. 2). Moose hunting and outdoor recreations were the only cultural services not centered on Stockholm.Fig. 2


Mapping bundles of ecosystem services reveals distinct types of multifunctionality within a Swedish landscape.

Queiroz C, Meacham M, Richter K, Norström AV, Andersson E, Norberg J, Peterson G - Ambio (2015)

Distribution of the values obtained for individual ES across the 62 municipalities in the Norrström drainage basin. Darker shadows of blue represent a higher production of the service
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Fig2: Distribution of the values obtained for individual ES across the 62 municipalities in the Norrström drainage basin. Darker shadows of blue represent a higher production of the service
Mentions: The distribution of provisioning, regulating, and cultural services varied substantially across the basin (Fig. 2). Regulating services were the most evenly distributed, while cultural services were highly clustered around Stockholm. With the exception of forest products, provisioning services were mainly concentrated around lakes Mälaren and Hjälmaren. Due to its connection to agriculture, crop pollination was the one regulating service also concentrated around these regions (Fig. 2). Moose hunting and outdoor recreations were the only cultural services not centered on Stockholm.Fig. 2

Bottom Line: We combined GIS data with publically available information for quantifying and mapping the distribution of services.Additionally, we calculated the diversity of ES for each municipality and used correlations and k-means clustering analyses to assess the existence of ES bundles.We found five distinct types of bundles of ES spatially agglomerated in the landscape that could be explained by regional social and ecological gradients.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University, Kräftriket 2B, 106-91, Stockholm, Sweden, cibele.queiroz@su.se.

ABSTRACT
Ecosystem services (ES) is a valuable concept to be used in the planning and management of social-ecological landscapes. However, the understanding of the determinant factors affecting the interaction between services in the form of synergies or trade-offs is still limited. We assessed the production of 16 ES across 62 municipalities in the Norrström drainage basin in Sweden. We combined GIS data with publically available information for quantifying and mapping the distribution of services. Additionally, we calculated the diversity of ES for each municipality and used correlations and k-means clustering analyses to assess the existence of ES bundles. We found five distinct types of bundles of ES spatially agglomerated in the landscape that could be explained by regional social and ecological gradients. Human-dominated landscapes were highly multifunctional in our study area and urban densely populated areas were hotspots of cultural services.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus