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dc.contributor.authorTzilivakis, John
dc.contributor.authorWarner, Douglas
dc.contributor.authorHolland, John
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-06T23:39:42Z
dc.date.available2019-08-06T23:39:42Z
dc.date.issued2019-11-01
dc.identifier.citationTzilivakis , J , Warner , D & Holland , J 2019 , ' Developing practical techniques for quantitative assessment of ecosystem services on farmland ' , Ecological Indicators , vol. 106 , 105514 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2019.105514
dc.identifier.issn1470-160X
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dc.identifier.otherScopus: 85067813327
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dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-9136-9713/work/62749606
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2299/21541
dc.description.abstractThe application of the concept of ecosystem services in the context of environmental management of agricultural landscapes is a relatively new and developing topic. There is increasing demand for the delivery of ecosystem services, especially with respect to ensuring that outcomes from policy interventions are realised. Consequently, there is a need for knowledge, tools and techniques to aid the identification of appropriate options for the given circumstances. This paper presents the outputs from a study that aimed to derive practical approaches that could be used to quantify ecosystem services from features on farmland in Europe. More specifically it aimed to integrate the outputs from the Quantification of Ecological Services for Sustainable Agriculture project into an existing prototype software package (the Ecological Focus Areas Calculator). The ecosystem services explored are soil erosion; pollination; pest control; aesthetics; and carbon sequestration. Following an explanation of the methodology, case study landscape features are used to illustrate the outputs generated. The quantitative outputs are also compared to the outputs from the existing qualitative techniques in the Ecological Focus Areas Calculator to highlight the advantages and disadvantages of the two approaches. The study concludes that the development of more quantitative approaches is an improvement over more qualitative techniques. However, quantitative techniques are not available for all ecosystem services, whereas the qualitative approach covers more ecosystem services and thus provides a more holistic perspective. It will be important to further develop the techniques as new science emerges; to ground truth the techniques to confirm and improve their reliability; and to improve delivery tools to meet the requirements of different end users which may evolve in the future. As the intellectual, economic and technical capacity of the land management sector increases, the level of sophistication that is be deemed to be practical will also evolve, thus the tools and techniques available need to keep pace with this.en
dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofEcological Indicators
dc.rightsEmbargoed
dc.subjectecosystem services
dc.subjectquantification
dc.subjectfarmland
dc.subjecttechniques
dc.subjectSoil erosion
dc.subjectQuantification
dc.subjectTechniques
dc.subjectHabitats
dc.subjectFarmland
dc.subjectPest control
dc.subjectCarbon sequestration
dc.subjectPollination
dc.subjectAesthetics
dc.subjectEcosystem services
dc.subjectSoftware
dc.subjectEcology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
dc.subjectDecision Sciences(all)
dc.subjectEcology
dc.titleDeveloping practical techniques for quantitative assessment of ecosystem services on farmlanden
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Biological and Environmental Sciences
dc.contributor.institutionAgriculture and Environment Research Unit
dc.contributor.institutionAgriculture, Food and Veterinary Sciences
dc.contributor.institutionGeography, Environment and Agriculture
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Life and Medical Sciences
dc.contributor.institutionAgriculture and Environmental Management Research
dc.description.statusPeer reviewed
dc.date.embargoedUntil2020-06-26
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