High Spatial-Temporal Resolution Data across Large Scales Are Needed to Transform Our Understanding of Ecosystem Services

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Willcock, S., Martinez-Lopez, J., Dandy, N. and Bullock, J. M. 2021. High Spatial-Temporal Resolution Data across Large Scales Are Needed to Transform Our Understanding of Ecosystem Services. Land. 10 (7), p. 759. https://doi.org/10.3390/land10070759

AuthorsWillcock, S., Martinez-Lopez, J., Dandy, N. and Bullock, J. M.
Abstract

Many assessments of ecosystem services (ESs; nature’s contribution to people [1]) are based on maps of land cover. For example, Costanza et al., [2] estimated the value of global ESs using economic valuations based on land cover and land use data. This method consists of matching an ecosystem type with the potential ESs that they provide. However,
within the different types of land cover or land use considered, various environmental factors occurring at finer temporal or spatial scales (e.g., climatic variation) are not well captured. Thus, ES assessments are largely scale dependent, often missing important variables at both large and small scales. More in-depth studies should be encouraged to elucidate the roles of variables other than land cover [3].

KeywordsBeneficiary ; Ecosystem service; Land cover; Land use; Social-ecological system; Spatioremporal
Year of Publication2021
JournalLand
Journal citation10 (7), p. 759
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.3390/land10070759
Web address (URL)https://www.mdpi.com/2073-445X/10/7/759
Open accessPublished as ‘gold’ (paid) open access
FunderEconomic and Social Research Council
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Publisher's version
Output statusPublished
Publication dates
Online19 Jul 2021
Publication process dates
Accepted16 Jul 2021
PublisherMDPI

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