An analytical framework for spatially targeted management of natural capital

Spake, Rebecca; Bellamy, Chloe; Graham, Laura J.; Watts, Kevin; Wilson, Tom; Norton, Lisa R. ORCID:; Wood, Claire M. ORCID:; Schmucki, Reto; Bullock, James M. ORCID:; Eigenbrod, Felix. 2019 An analytical framework for spatially targeted management of natural capital. Nature Sustainability, 2 (2). 90-97.

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A major sustainability challenge is determining where to target management to enhance natural capital and the ecosystem services it provides. Achieving this understanding is difficult, given that the effects of most actions vary according to wider environmental conditions; and this context dependency is typically poorly understood. Here, we describe an analytical framework that helps meet this challenge by identifying both why and where management actions are most effective for enhancing natural capital across large geographic areas. We illustrate the framework’s generality by applying it to two examples for Britain: pond water quality and invasion of forests by rhododendron.

Item Type: Publication - Article
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UKCEH and CEH Sections/Science Areas: Soils and Land Use (Science Area 2017-)
Biodiversity (Science Area 2017-)
ISSN: 2398-9629
Additional Keywords: agriculture, environmental impact, forest ecology, hydrology, invasive species
NORA Subject Terms: Ecology and Environment
Date made live: 08 Mar 2019 11:08 +0 (UTC)

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