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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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Diversity of ES across the 62 municipalities. Diversity was calculated by a derivation of the original Simpson’s diversity index and was higher on municipalities with an even distribution of services
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Fig3: Diversity of ES across the 62 municipalities. Diversity was calculated by a derivation of the original Simpson’s diversity index and was higher on municipalities with an even distribution of services

Mentions: Most municipalities produced a varied set of ES, and diversity was high across the entire region (Fig. 3). Lowest diversity values were presented in some urban municipalities of the Stockholm region (Sundbyberg, Solna, and Danderyd) and some rural municipalities mainly dominated by production forest (Gagnef, Hällefors, Ljusnarberg, Norberg, and Vansbro). This is in agreement with the trade-offs described above between (i) cultural services in the Stockholm area and other regulating and provisioning services and (ii) forest-related services (moose hunting and forest products) and other types of services. We found a weak relationship (R = 0.23, p = 0.07) between the supply of regulating services and the diversity of provisioning and cultural services.Fig. 3


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)

Diversity of ES across the 62 municipalities. Diversity was calculated by a derivation of the original Simpson’s diversity index and was higher on municipalities with an even distribution of services
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Fig3: Diversity of ES across the 62 municipalities. Diversity was calculated by a derivation of the original Simpson’s diversity index and was higher on municipalities with an even distribution of services
Mentions: Most municipalities produced a varied set of ES, and diversity was high across the entire region (Fig. 3). Lowest diversity values were presented in some urban municipalities of the Stockholm region (Sundbyberg, Solna, and Danderyd) and some rural municipalities mainly dominated by production forest (Gagnef, Hällefors, Ljusnarberg, Norberg, and Vansbro). This is in agreement with the trade-offs described above between (i) cultural services in the Stockholm area and other regulating and provisioning services and (ii) forest-related services (moose hunting and forest products) and other types of services. We found a weak relationship (R = 0.23, p = 0.07) between the supply of regulating services and the diversity of provisioning and cultural services.Fig. 3

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