Essays about: "ecosystem services"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 315 essays containing the words ecosystem services.

  1. 1. Unraveling diverse values of ecosystem services : A socio-cultural valuation using the Q-methodology in Messenia, Greece

    University essay from Stockholms universitet/Stockholm Resilience Centre

    Author : Sofia Maniatakou; [2019]
    Keywords : socio-cultural valuation; ecosystem services; values; perceptions; Q-methodology; Messenia;

    Abstract : People perceive the importance of ecosystem services in different ways, depending on their values, beliefs and needs. This study provides a nuanced understanding of the multiple ways stakeholder groups perceive the benefits derived from hydrologic services in the surrounding area of the "Gialova" coastal wetland in Messenia, Greece. READ MORE

  2. 2. Environmental issues from sugarcane plantations in Brazil and how to handle them with market-based instruments

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Miljövetenskaplig utbildning

    Author : Freja Milton; [2019]
    Keywords : Market-based instruments; environmental offsets; Payments for ecosystem services; PES; Brazil; bioplastic; biopolymer; sugarcane; certification; environmental impacts from sugarcane cultivations.; Earth and Environmental Sciences;

    Abstract : This study is a literature review of three market-based instruments used for land management; environmental offsets, payments for ecosystem services (PES) and certification, and how they could be used to mitigate environmental impacts from sugarcane cultivation in Brazil when purchasing biopolymers. The study showed that certification is the most common market-based instrument in Brazil. READ MORE

  3. 3. Barcelona gives way to green infrastructure : Les Glòries urban transformation as a case study of citizen participation

    University essay from KTH/Urbana och regionala studier

    Author : Ariadna Baró Planella; [2019]
    Keywords : Green infrastructure; Barcelona; Les Glòries; Citizen Participation; Sustainability in cities;

    Abstract : Nowadays, there are more population concentrated in urban areas rather than in rural areas. This process of urbanization has altered natural processes in addition to landscape modification. The green in cities has become more and more fragmented, leading to the degradation and loss of many ecosystem services. READ MORE

  4. 4. The green wedges of Stockholm - past, present and future : Development over time, changes in distribution and inclusion in urban planning

    University essay from Stockholms universitet/Institutionen för naturgeografi

    Author : Frida Orveland; [2019]
    Keywords : green wedges; urban planning; sustainable development; nature protection; resilient cities; gröna kilar; hållbara städer;

    Abstract : With an increasing urban population, urban areas around the world face great challenges in sustaining its inhabitants without losing its natural values. Fragmentation of the urban green areas is inevitable, causing the biodiversity to decline and the ecosystem services to weaken. READ MORE

  5. 5. Crop diversity in Scania : geographical and cognitive mapping

    University essay from SLU/Department of Biosystems and Technology (from 130101)

    Author : Shaktima López Hösel; [2019]
    Keywords : crop diversity; agroecology; food systems; ecosystem services; resilience; farmer s motivations; geographical information systems; self-determination theory; cognitive mapping;

    Abstract : Modern agriculture is characterized by large scale and large-scale farming of a few crops, which rely heavily on external inputs. These kinds of intensive and specialized farming systems are contributing to exceeding the planetary boundaries for our ecosystems. READ MORE