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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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Bundles of ES found for each municipality. Municipalities are organised inside each bundles group (delimited by a rectangular area) from top to down according to their representativeness of that same group. Hence, municipalities at the top edge of the bundle group are more typical of that respective group than municipalities further down
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Fig6: Bundles of ES found for each municipality. Municipalities are organised inside each bundles group (delimited by a rectangular area) from top to down according to their representativeness of that same group. Hence, municipalities at the top edge of the bundle group are more typical of that respective group than municipalities further down

Mentions: We found five main groups of bundles of ES in the Norrström basin, and these were spatially clustered in the landscape (Fig. 5). The number of municipalities present in each group varied from 8 to 16 (Fig. 6). We named these bundle groups based upon the dominant ES and land cover, according to our knowledge of the municipalities within each cluster:Fig. 5


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)

Bundles of ES found for each municipality. Municipalities are organised inside each bundles group (delimited by a rectangular area) from top to down according to their representativeness of that same group. Hence, municipalities at the top edge of the bundle group are more typical of that respective group than municipalities further down
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Fig6: Bundles of ES found for each municipality. Municipalities are organised inside each bundles group (delimited by a rectangular area) from top to down according to their representativeness of that same group. Hence, municipalities at the top edge of the bundle group are more typical of that respective group than municipalities further down
Mentions: We found five main groups of bundles of ES in the Norrström basin, and these were spatially clustered in the landscape (Fig. 5). The number of municipalities present in each group varied from 8 to 16 (Fig. 6). We named these bundle groups based upon the dominant ES and land cover, according to our knowledge of the municipalities within each cluster:Fig. 5

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