publication . Article . 2017

Operationalizing the ecosystems approach: assessing the environmental impact of major infrastructure development

Zawadzka, Joanna E.; Corstanje, Ron; Fookes, Jacqueline; Nichols, Jonathan; Harris, Jim;
Open Access English
  • Published: 19 Mar 2017 Journal: volume 78, pages 75-84issn: 1470-160X, Copyright policy
  • Publisher: Elsevier
Abstract
The ecosystem services approach is increasingly applied in the context of environmental resources management and impact assessment. Assessments often involve analysis of alternative scenarios for which potential changes in ecosystem services are quantified. For such assessments to be effective there is a requirement to represent changes in ecosystem services supply in a clear and informative manner. Here we compute Ecosystem Services Ratio (ESR), a simple index that quantifies the relative change in ecosystem service provision under altered conditions given the baseline, and the Modified Ecosystem Services State Index, which averages the ESR scores obtained for ...
Subjects
mesheuropmc: skin and connective tissue diseasessense organstechnology, industry, and agriculture
free text keywords: Ecology, Visualization, Quantification, Decision Sciences(all), Changes, Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics, Ecosystem services, Green infrastructure
Powered by OpenAIRE Open Research Graph
Any information missing or wrong?Report an Issue
publication . Article . 2017

Operationalizing the ecosystems approach: assessing the environmental impact of major infrastructure development

Zawadzka, Joanna E.; Corstanje, Ron; Fookes, Jacqueline; Nichols, Jonathan; Harris, Jim;