Key insights for the future of urban ecosystem services research.

Kremer, P., Hamstead, Z., Haase, D., McPhearson, T., Frantzeskaki, N., Andersson, E., Kabisch, N., Larondelle, N., Rall, E. L., Voigt, A., Baro, F., Bertram, C., Gomez-Baggethun, E., Hansen, R., Kaczorowska, A., Kain, J. H., Kronenberg, J., Langemeyer, J., Pauleit, S., Rehdanz, Katrin, Schewenius, M., van Ham, C., Wurster, D. and Elmqvist, T. (2016) Key insights for the future of urban ecosystem services research. Ecology and Society, 21 (2). DOI

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Understanding the dynamics of urban ecosystem services is a necessary requirement for adequate planning, management, and governance of urban green infrastructure. Through the three-year Urban Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (URBES) research project, we conducted case study and comparative research on urban biodiversity and ecosystem services across seven cities in Europe and the United States. Reviewing >50 peer-reviewed publications from the project, we present and discuss seven key insights that reflect cumulative findings from the project as well as the state-of-the-art knowledge in urban ecosystem services research. The insights from our review indicate that cross-sectoral, multiscale, interdisciplinary research is beginning to provide a solid scientific foundation for applying the ecosystem services framework in urban areas and land management. Our review offers a foundation for seeking novel, nature-based solutions to emerging urban challenges such as wicked environmental change issues.

Document Type: Article
Additional Information: Times Cited: 0 Kremer, Peleg Hamstead, Zoe Haase, Dagmar McPhearson, Timon Frantzeskaki, Niki Andersson, Erik Kabisch, Nadja Larondelle, Neele Rall, Emily L. Voigt, Annette Baro, Francesc Bertram, Christine Gomez-Baggethun, Erik Hansen, Rieke Kaczorowska, Anna Kain, Jaan-Henrik Kronenberg, Jakub Langemeyer, Johannes Pauleit, Stephan Rehdanz, Katrin Schewenius, Maria van Ham, Chantal Wurster, Daniel Elmqvist, Thomas
Keywords: biodiversity; social-ecological systems; urban ecology; urban ecosystem services; urban green infrastructure; urban liveability; urban planning
Research affiliation: Kiel University
Kiel University > Kiel Marine Science
OceanRep > The Future Ocean - Cluster of Excellence
Refereed: Yes
Open Access Journal?: No
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ISSN: 1708-3087
Projects: Future Ocean
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2017 11:37
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2019 22:54

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