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Daw, T.M., S. Coulthard, W.W.L. Cheung, K. Brown, C. Abunge, D. Galafassi, G.D. Peterson, T.R. McClanahan, J.O. Omukoto, L. Munyi. 2015. Evaluating taboo trade-offs in ecosystems services and human well-being. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 112: 6949–6954
Managing ecosystems for multiple ecosystem services and balancing the well-being of diverse stakeholders involves different kinds of trade-offs. Often trade-offs involve noneconomic and difficult-toevaluate values, such as cultural identity, employment, the wellbeing of poor people, or particular species or ecosystem structures. Although trade-offs need to be considered for successful environmental management, they are often o...
Quinlan, A. E., Berbés-Blázquez, M., Haider, L. J., Peterson, G. D. 2015. Measuring and assessing resilience: broadening understanding through multiple disciplinary perspectives. Journal of Applied Ecology. doi: 10.1111/1365-2664.12550
Increased interest in managing resilience has led to efforts to develop standardized tools for assessments and quantitative measures. Resilience, however, as a property of complex adaptive systems, does not lend itself easily to measurement. Whereas assessment approaches tend to focus on deepening understanding of system dynamics, resilience measurement aims to capture and quantify resilience in a rigorous and repeatable way...
Daw. T., Coulthard, S., Cheung, W.W.L., Brown, K., Abunge, C., Galafassi, D., Peterson, G.D., McClanahan, T.R., Omukoto, J.O., Munyi, L. 2015. Evaluating taboo trade-offs in ecosystems services and human well-being. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.1414900112
Managing ecosystems for multiple ecosystem services and balancing the well-being of diverse stakeholders involves different kinds of trade-offs. Often trade-offs involve noneconomic and difficult-to-valuate values, such as cultural identity, employment, the well-being of poor people, or particular species or ecosystem structures. Although trade-offs need to be considered for successful environmental management, they are often...
Sellberg, M.M., C. Wilkinson, G.D. Peterson. 2015. Resilience assessment: A useful approach to navigate urban sustainability challenges. Ecology and Society 20(1): 43
Cities and towns have become increasingly interested in building resilience to cope with surprises, however, how to do this is often unclear. We evaluated the ability of the Resilience Assessment Workbook to help urban areas incorporate resilience thinking into their planning practice by exploring how a resilience assessment process complemented existing planning in the local government of Eskilstuna, Sweden. We conducted th...
Queiroz, C., M. Meacham, K. Richter, A.V. Norström, E. Andersson, J. Norberg, G. Peterson. 2015. Mapping bundles of ecosystem services reveals distinct types of multifunctionality within a Swedish landscape. Ambio 44: 89–101
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 i...
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Bennett, E.M., S.R. Carpenter, L.J. Gordon, N. Ramankutty, P. Balvanera, B. Campbell, W. Cramer, J. Foley, C. Folke, L. Karlberg, J. Liu, H. Lotze-Campen, N.D. Mueller, G.D. Peterson, S. Polasky, J. Rockström, R.J. Scholes, and M. Spirenburg. 2014. Toward a more resilient agriculture. Solutions 5 (5):65-75.
Agriculture is a key driver of change in the Anthropocene. It is both a critical factor for human well-being and development and a major driver of environmental decline. As the human population expands to more than 9 billion by 2050, we will be compelled to find ways to adequately feed this population while simultaneously decreasing the environmental impact of agriculture, even as global change is creating new circumstances to...
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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
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Wilkinson, C., T. Saarne, G. D. Peterson and J. Colding. 2013. Strategic Spatial Planning and the Ecosystem Services Concept - an > Historical Exploration. Ecology and Society 18 (1): 37. [online] URL: http://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol18/iss1/art37/
This study examines how ecosystem services (ES) have been taken into account historically in strategic spatial plans in Melbourne and Stockholm through a comparative case study analysis of eight strategic spatial plans from 1929-2010. We investigated the types of ES taken into account, and how human-nature relations and the valuation and trade-off discussions regarding ES were framed. An ES coding protocol was developed that...
Rocha, J.C., Biggs, R., Peterson, G. 2012. Regime Shifts. In: Braig, R., Nagle, J., Pardy, B., Schmitz, O., Smith, W. (eds.) Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability 5: Ecosystem Management and Sustainability, Berkshire Publishing, 512
Ecosystem Management and Sustainability analyzes myriad human-initiated processes and tools developed to foster sustainable natural resource use, preservation, and restoration. It also examines how humans interact with plant, marine, and animal life in both natural and human-altered environments. Experts explain the complex ecosystem relationships that result from invasive species, roads, fencing, and even our homes—by addr...
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Haider, J.L., Quinlan, A., Peterson, G.D. 2012. Interacting traps: resilience assessment of a pasture management system in Northern Afghanistan. Planning Theory and Practice, 13, 299-333
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