Trialling a method to quantify the ‘cultural services’ of the English landscape using Countryside Survey data
Norton, L.R.; Inwood, H.; Crowe, A.; Baker, A.. 2012 Trialling a method to quantify the ‘cultural services’ of the English landscape using Countryside Survey data. Land Use Policy, 29 (2). 449-455. 10.1016/j.landusepol.2011.09.002Full text not available from this repository.
Increasing pressure on natural resources driven by population growth and higher levels of individual resource consumption have led to the need to measure and ultimately place values on the diversity of ecosystem services supported by land in order to manage it appropriately. The complexity underlying the provision of many seemingly simple ecosystem services, e.g. drinking water, make the process of identifying and making appropriate measures far from simple. Cultural services, defined as the nonmaterial benefits that people obtain from ecosystems, comprise a range of experiences of nature which enhance human well-being in a variety of ways. Measurement of the experiential benefits of ecosystems has proved difficult, despite their acknowledged importance. This paper describes a novel approach for providing measures of cultural services at national scale (England). The interdisciplinary approach described combines data from a national survey of the biophysical components of the UK countryside with data collected from regional assessments of experiential qualities of landscape in England. The paper discusses the results, merits and limitations of the datasets and approaches used.
|Programmes:||CEH Topics & Objectives 2009 onwards > Biodiversity > BD Topic 3 - Managing Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in a Changing Environment > BD - 3.3 - Develop integrated environmental assessments and modelling ...|
|Additional Keywords:||cultural ecosystem services, interdisciplinary, landscape, quantitative, qualitative, countryside survey|
|NORA Subject Terms:||Ecology and Environment|
|Date made live:||26 Oct 2011 15:08|
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