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Ernstson, H., Barthel, S., Andersson, E., & Borgström, S. (2010). Scale-Crossing Brokers and Network Governance of Urban Ecosystem Services: The Case of Stockholm, Sweden. Ecology and Society, 15 (4), 28. http://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol15/iss4/art28/
2010 - Journal / article
Publication review This article synthesizes a set of case studies from urban green areas in Stockholm, Sweden—allotment gardens, urban parks, cemeteries and protected areas—and discusses how governmental agencies and civil society groups engaged in urban green area management can be linked through social networks so as to better match spatial scales of ecosystem processes. The article develops a framework that combines eco...
Barthel S, Folke C, and Colding J. In press. Social-ecological memory in urban gardens — Retaining the capacity for management of ecosystem services. Global Environmental Change.
2010 - Journal / article
Publication review Many ecosystem services are in decline. Local ecological knowledge and associated practice are essential to sustain and enhance ecosystem services on the ground. Here, we focus on social or collective memory in relation to management practice that sustains ecosystem services, and investigate where and how ecological practices, knowledge and experience are retained and transmitted. We analyze such social—e...
Barthel, Stephan, 2008, Recalling Urban Nature-linking city people to ecosystem services, PhD Dissertation Stockholm University.
2008 - Dissertation
Publication review This thesis investigates how social-ecological features behind practices of actor groups shape the generation of ecosystem services (ES). The empirical basis is case studies in the urban landscape of Stocholm, and the methodological approach is interdisciplinary. Download the thesis here Paper I shows that the urban landscape owes it current flow of ES to co-evolutionary processes and that governance wit...
Andersson, E, S. Barthel and K. Arhné. 2007 . Measuring Social—Ecological Dynamics behind the Generation of Ecosystem Services. Ecological Applications, 17: 1267—78.
2007 - Journal / article
Publication review The generation of ecosystem services depends on both social and ecological features. Here we focus on management, its ecological consequences, and social drivers. Our approach combined (1) quantitative surveys of local species diversity and abundance of three functional groups of ecosystem service providers (pollinators, seed dispersers, and insectivores) with (2) qualitative studies of local management ...