Data Tools & Methodologies

Microbial Mass Movements Could Change Ecosystem Services in Unpredictable Ways

19th September 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Why Natural Capital?

This paper was originally published in Science.  “For several billion years, microorganisms and the genes they carry have mainly been moved by physical forces such as air and water currents. These forces generated biogeographic patterns for microorganisms that are similar to those of animals and plants. In the past 100 years, humans have changed these… [more]

Characterizing Coastal Ecosystem Service Trade-offs with Future Urban Development in a Tropical City

15th September 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies

This paper was originally published in: Environmental Management.  “With rapid urbanization in the coastal zone and increasing habitat losses, it is imperative to understand how urban development affects coastal biodiversity and ecosystem service provision. Furthermore, it is important to understand how habitat fragments can best be incorporated into broader land use planning and coastal management,… [more]

Interaction Effects Between Local Flower Richness & Distance to Natural Woodland on Pest & Beneficial Insects in Apple Orchards

13th September 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies

This paper was originally published in Agricultural and Forest Entomology.  “Abstract: Local and landscape factors interact to influence animal populations and, ultimately, crop yields in agroecosystems. Yet few studies have considered interactions and trade-offs between these factors within a single agroecosystem. We sampled insect communities (fruit-damaging pests and Diptera and Hymenoptera pollinator and natural enemy… [more]

Landscape Greening & Local Creation of Wildflower Strips & Hedgerows Promote Multiple Ecosystem Services

13th September 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Why Natural Capital?

This paper was originally published in Journal of Applied Ecology.  “Abstract: The explicit and implicit aims of creating ecological focus areas (EFAs) and implementing greening measures in European agro-ecosystems include the promotion of regulatory ecosystem services (ES) to sustain crop production in conventional cropping systems. However, the extent to which these goals are achieved with… [more]

A Global Meta-Analysis of the Value of Ecosystem Services Provided by Lakes

12th September 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies

This paper was originally published in Ecological Economics.  Highlights: We conduct the first meta-analysis on the value of ecosystem services provided by lakes. We analyze results of 133 studies, offering a total of 699 values. We show that antagonisms and synergies across ecosystem services are perceived and valued by people. “This study presents the first… [more]

Benefit Transfer for Ecosystem Services

11th September 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies

This paper was originally published as part of Part of the The Economics of Non-Market Goods and Resources book series (ENGO, volume 14). “Abstract: Benefits transfer is the projection of benefits from one place and time to another to estimate the benefits of a proposed project or policy; this includes the adaptation of an original study to a new… [more]