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Exploring the links between functional traits and cultural ecosystem services to enhance urban ecosystem management
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Stockholm Resilience Centre.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Stockholm Resilience Centre.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Stockholm Resilience Centre.
Number of Authors: 4
2016 (English)In: Ecological Indicators, ISSN 1470-160X, E-ISSN 1872-7034, Vol. 70, 597-605 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Functional traits have been proposed as a more mechanistic way than species data alone to connect biodiversity to ecosystem processes and function in ecological research. Recently, this framework has also been broadened to include connections of traits to ecosystem services. While many links between traits and ecosystem processes/functions are easily and logically extended to regulating, supporting, and provisioning services, connections to cultural services have not yet been dealt with in depth. We argue that addressing this gap may involve a renegotiation of what have traditionally been considered traits, and a targeted effort to include and expand upon efforts to address traits-cultural ecosystem services links in traits research. Traits may also offer a better way to explore the recognition and appreciation of biodiversity. Drawing upon examples from outside the explicit traits literature, we present a number of potential connections between functional traits and cultural ecosystem services for attention in future research. Finally, we explore considerations and implications of employing a traits approach in urban areas, and examine how connections between traits and ecosystem services could be developed as indicators in a research and management context to generate a robust and resilient supply of ecosystem services.

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2016. Vol. 70, 597-605 p.
Keyword [en]
Social-ecological systems, Biodiversity, Functional traits, Functional effect traits, Ecosystem services, Cultural ecosystem services, Urban, Cities, Human perception, Resilience, Ecosystem management
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Biological Sciences Earth and Related Environmental Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-137753DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2016.02.031ISI: 000388785200054OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-137753DiVA: diva2:1064268
Available from: 2017-01-12 Created: 2017-01-10 Last updated: 2017-01-12Bibliographically approved

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