Title
Anticipating and Managing Future Trade-offs and Complementarities between Ecosystem Services
Description
This paper shows how, with the aid of computer models developed in close collaboration with decision makers and other stakeholders, it is possible to quantify and map how policy decisions are likely to affect multiple ecosystem services in future. In this way, potential trade-offs and complementarities between different ecosystem services can be identified, so that policies can be designed to avoid the worst trade-offs, and where possible, enhance multiple services. The paper brings together evidence from across the Rural Economy and Land Use Programme’s Sustainable Uplands project for the first time, with previously unpublished model outputs relating to runoff, agricultural suitability, biomass, heather cover, age, and utility for Red Grouse (Lagopus scotica), grass cover, and accompanying scenario narratives and video. Two contrasting scenarios, based on policies to extensify or intensify land management up to 2030, were developed through a combination of interviews and discussions during site visits with stakeholders, literature review, conceptual modeling, and process-based computer models, using the Dark Peak of the Peak District National Park in the UK as a case study.
Language
English
Author
Mark S. Reed
Co-author
Sarah Buckmaster
Co-author
Simon Thorp
Co-author
Mette Termansen
Co-author
Lindsay C. Stringer
Co-author
Christina Prell
Co-author
Andrew J. Dougill
Co-author
Anna C. Evely
Co-author
Claire H. Quinn
Co-author
Nanlin Jin
Co-author
Evan D. G. Fraser
Co-author
Stephen J. Cornell
Co-author
Mike J. Kirkby
Co-author
Bill Slee
Co-author
Pippa J. Chapman
Co-author
Aletta Bonn
Co-author
Nesha Beharry-Borg
Co-author
Klaus Hubacek
Co-author
William E. Kunin
Co-author
Brian J. Irvine
Co-author
Dan Chapman
Co-author
Fred Worrall
Co-author
Gareth D. Clay
Co-author
Tim P. Burt
Co-author
Joseph Holden
Co-author
Sigrid Stagl
Is this item peer reviewed?
Yes
ISSN
1708-3087
Publisher
Resilience Alliance
Date of publication
04 February 2013
Has non-academic co-authors?
Yes
Has international co-authors?
Yes
For non-academic audience?
Yes
Is this item a pre-print or post-print?
Post-print
Title of journal
Ecology and Society