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Andersson E, Barthel S, Borgström S, Colding J, Elmqvist T, Folke C, Gren Å. 2014. Reconnecting cities to the biosphere: stewardship of green infrastructure and urban ecosystem services. Ambio 43(4):445-53. doi: 10.1007/s13280-014-0506-y
Within-city green infrastructure can offer opportunities and new contexts for people to become stewards of ecosystem services. We analyze cities as social–ecological systems, synthesize the literature, and provide examples from more than 15 years of research in the Stockholm urban region, Sweden. The social–ecological approach spans from investigating ecosystem properties to the social frameworks and personal values that driv...
Tengö, M., Brondizio, E., Elmqvist, T., Malmer, P., Spierenburg, M. 2014. Connecting diverse knowledge systems for enhanced ecosystem governance - The Multiple Evidence Base approach. AMBIO, 10.1007/s13280-014-0501-3
Open access article: M. Tengö, E. S. Brondizio, T. Elmqvist, P. Malmer, M. Spierenburg, Connecting diverse knowledge systems for enhanced ecosystem governance – The Multiple Evidence Approach, AMBIO 2014, 43:579-591 Indigenous and local knowledge systems as well as practitioners’ knowledge can provide valid and useful knowledge to enhance our understanding of governance of biodiversity and ecosystems for human well-b...
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Marianne E. Krasny Alexv Russ Keith G.Tidball Thomas Elmqvist (2013) Civic ecology practices: Participatory approaches to generating and measuring ecosystem services in cities, ECOSYSTEM SERVICES, doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoser.2013.11.002i
Civic ecology practices are community-based, environmental stewardship actions taken to enhance green infrastructure, ecosystem services, and human well-being in cities and other human-dominated landscapes. Examples include tree planting in post-Katrina New Orleans, oyster restoration in New York City, community gardening in Detroit, friends of parks groups in Seattle, and natural area restoration in Cape Flats, South Africa. ...
Elmqvist, T., Fragkias, M., Goodness, J., GuUneralp,B., Marcotullio, P.J, McDonald, R.I., Parnell, S., Schewenius, M., Sendstad, M., Seto, K.C., Wilkinson, C., Alberti, M., Folke, C., Frantzeskaki, N., Haase, D., Katti, M., Nagendra, H., Niemelä, J., Pickett, S.T.A., Redman, C.L., Tidball, K. 2013. Stewardship of the Biosphere in the Urban Era, in: Urbanization, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services: Challenges and Opportunities. A Global Assessment (Thomas Elmqvist, T., Fragkias, M., Goodness, J., Guneralp, B., Marcotullio, P.J., McDonald, R.I., Parnell, S., Schewenius, M., Sendstad, M., Seto, K.C., Wilkinson, C. (Eds.), SpringerOpen, pp. 710-746, ISBN: 978-94-007-7088-1
We are entering a new urban era in which the ecology of the planet as a whole is increasingly influenced by human activities (Ellis 2011; Steffen et al. 2011a, b; Folke et al. 2011). Cities have become a central nexus of the relationship between people and nature, both as crucial centres of demand of ecosystem services, and as sources of environmental impacts. Approximately 60 % of the urban land present in 2030 is forecast ...
Policy brief or report
Elmqvist T, Cornell S, Öhman MC, Daw T, Moberg F, Norström A, Persson Å, Peterson G, Rockström J, Schultz M, Hermansson-Török E. 2013. Global sustainability and Human prosperity – contribution to the Post-2015 agenda and the development of Sustainable Development Goals - TemaNord report (Nordic Council of Ministers), pp 50
De Groot, R.S., J. Blignaut, S. van der Ploeg, J. Aronsom, T. Elmqvist, J. Farley. 2013. Benefits of Investing in Ecosystem Restoration, Conservation Biology 27:6:1286-1293, doi:DOI: 10.1111/cobi.12158
Measures aimed at conservation or restoration of ecosystems are often seen as net-cost projects by governments and businesses because they are based on incomplete and often faulty cost-benefit analyses. After screening over 200 studies, we examined the costs (94 studies) and benefits (225 studies) of ecosystem restoration projects that had sufficient reliable data in 9 different biomes ranging from coral reefs to tropical for...
Thomas Elmqvist, Charles L. Redman, Stephan Barthel and Robert Costanza (2013) History of Urbanization and the Missing Ecology, in: Urbanization, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services: Challenges and Opportunities (Thomas Elmqvist et al. (Eds.)), Springer Open, pp. 13-30
In this chapter, we explore the historical dimension of urbanization and why the ecology of urbanization has, until recently, been missing. We discuss the consequences of this for our perceptions of urbanization throughout history and also discuss the emerging reintroduction of ecology and the concept of natural capital into the global discourse on urbanization and sustainability. Humans and the institutions they devise for th...
Belinda Reyers, Reinette Biggs, Graeme S Cumming, Thomas Elmqvist, Adam P Hejnowicz, and Stephen Polasky 2013. Getting the measure of ecosystem services: a social–ecological approach. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 11: 268–273. http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/120144
Despite growing interest and investment in ecosystem services across global science and policy arenas, it remains unclear how ecosystem services – and particularly changes in those services – should be measured. The social and ecological factors, and their interactions, that create and alter ecosystem services are inherently complex. Measuring and managing ecosystem services requires a sophisticated systems-based approach th...
Elmqvist, T., Redman, C.L., Barthel, S., Costanza, R. 2013. History of urbanization and the missing ecology. In Elmqvist, T, Fragkias, M, Goodness, J, Güneralp, B, Marcotullio, PJ, McDonald, RI Parnell, S, Schewenius, M, Sendstad, M, Seto, KC, Wilkinson, C. (Eds.) Urbanization, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services: Challenges and Opportunities. Springer, Dordrecht.
In this chapter, we explore the historical dimension of urbanization and why the ecology of urbanization has, until recently, been missing. We discuss the consequences of this for our perceptions of urbanization throughout history and also discuss the emerging reintroduction of ecology and the concept of natural capital into the global discourse on urbanization and sustainability. Humans and the institutions they devise for ...
Elmqvist, T, Fragkias, M, Goodness, J, Güneralp, B, Marcotullio, PJ, McDonald, RI Parnell, S, Schewenius, M, Sendstad, M, Seto, KC, Wilkinson, C. (Eds.) Urbanization, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services: Challenges and Opportunities. Springer, Dordrecht.
This is the world's first global assessment of the effects of urbanization on biodiversity and ecosystem services. It presents the latest state-of-the-art of urbanization, and identifies crucial knowledge gaps that need to be bridged. It also develops a new theoretical framework for urban sustainability and resilience. The book's thirty-two chapters include global, regional and local perspectives and can be read together or as...
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