Risk to the supply of ecosystem services across aquatic ecosystems

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dc.contributor.author Culhane, Fiona
dc.contributor.author Teixeira, Heliana
dc.contributor.author Nogueira, António J. A.
dc.contributor.author Borgwardt, Florian
dc.contributor.author Trauner, Daniel
dc.contributor.author Lillebø, Ana
dc.contributor.author Piet, GerJan
dc.contributor.author Kuemmerlen, Mathias
dc.contributor.author McDonald, Hugh
dc.contributor.author O'Higgins, Tim
dc.contributor.author Barbosa, Ana Luisa
dc.contributor.author van der Wal, Jan Tjalling
dc.contributor.author Iglesias-Campos, Alejandro
dc.contributor.author Arevalo-Torres, Juan
dc.contributor.author Barbière, Julian
dc.contributor.author Robinson, Leonie A.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-03-11T12:16:40Z
dc.date.available 2019-03-11T12:16:40Z
dc.date.issued 2019-04-10
dc.identifier.citation Culhane, F., Teixeira, H., Nogueira, A.J., Borgwardt, F., Trauner, D., Lillebø, A., Piet, G., Kuemmerlen, M., McDonald, H., O'Higgins, T. and Barbosa, A.L. 2019. Risk to the supply of ecosystem services across aquatic ecosystems. Science of The Total Environment, 660, pp.611-621. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.12.346 en
dc.identifier.volume 660 en
dc.identifier.startpage 611 en
dc.identifier.endpage 621 en
dc.identifier.issn 0048-9697
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/7596
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.12.346
dc.description.abstract The capacity of ecosystems to supply ecosystem services is decreasing. Sustaining this supply requires an understanding of the links between the impacts of pressures introduced by human activities and how this can lead to changes in the supply of services. Here, we apply a novel approach, assessing ‘risk to ecosystem service supply’ (RESS), across a range of aquatic ecosystems in seven case studies. We link aggregate impact risk from human activities on ecosystem components, with a relative score of their potential to supply services. The greatest RESS is found where an ecosystem component with a high potential to supply services is subject to high impact risk. In this context, we explore variability in RESS across 99 types of aquatic ecosystem component from 11 realms, ranging from oceanic to wetlands. We explore some causes of variability in the RESS observed, including assessment area, Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and population density. We found that Lakes, Rivers, Inlets and Coastal realms had some of the highest RESS, though this was highly dependent on location. We found a positive relationship between impact risk and service supply potential, indicating the ecosystem components we rely on most for services, are also those most at risk. However, variability in this relationship indicates that protecting the supply of ecosystem services alone will not protect all parts of the ecosystem at high risk. Broad socio-economic factors explained some of the variability found in RESS. For example, RESS was positively associated with GDP and artificial and agricultural land use in most realms, highlighting the need to achieve balance between increasing GDP and sustaining ecosystem health and human wellbeing more broadly. This approach can be used for sustainable management of ecosystem service use, to highlight the ecosystem components most critical to supplying services, and those most at risk. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Elsevier B.V. en
dc.relation.uri https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0048969718352380?via%3Dihub#ks0005
dc.rights © 2019 The Authors. 2019 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V. This is an open access article under the CC BY license ( http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ ) en
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ en
dc.subject Sustainability en
dc.subject Biodiversity en
dc.subject Marine en
dc.subject Coastal en
dc.subject Freshwater en
dc.subject Ecosystem-based management en
dc.title Risk to the supply of ecosystem services across aquatic ecosystems en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Tim O'Higgins, Environmental Research Institute, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: tim.ohiggins@ucc.ie en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.description.version Published Version en
dc.contributor.funder European Commission en
dc.contributor.funder Horizon 2020 Framework Programme en
dc.contributor.funder CESAM(UID/AMB/50017 - POCI-01-0145-FEDER-007638)
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Science of The Total Environment en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress tim.ohiggins@ucc.ie
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress tim.ohiggins@ucc.ie
dc.relation.project info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020::RIA/642317/EU/Knowledge, Assessment, and Management for AQUAtic Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services aCROSS EU policies (AQUACROSS)/AQUACROSS en


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