Conceptualizing ecosystem services using social–ecological networks

Felipe-Lucia, María R.; Guerrero, Angela M.; Alexander, Steven M.; Ashander, Jaime; Baggio, Jacopo A.; Barnes, Michele L.; Bodin, Örjan; Bonn, Aletta; Fortin, Marie-Josée; Friedman, Rachel S.; Gephart, Jessica A.; Helmstedt, Kate J.; Keyes, Aislyn A.; Kroetz, Kailin; Massol, François; Pocock, Michael J.O. ORCID:; Sayles, Jesse; Thompson, Ross M.; Wood, Spencer A.; Dee, Laura E.. 2022 Conceptualizing ecosystem services using social–ecological networks. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 37 (3). 211-222.

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Social–ecological networks (SENs) represent the complex relationships between ecological and social systems and are a useful tool for analyzing and managing ecosystem services. However,mainstreaming the application of SENs in ecosystem service research has been hindered by a lack of clarity about how tomatch research questions to ecosystem service conceptualizations in SEN (i.e., as nodes, links, attributes, or emergent properties). Building from different disciplines, we propose a typology to represent ecosystem service in SENs and identify opportunities and challenges of using SENs in ecosystem service research. Our typology provides guidance for this growing field to improve research design and increase the breadth of questions that can be addressed with SEN to understand human–nature interdependencies in a changing world.

Item Type: Publication - Article
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UKCEH and CEH Sections/Science Areas: Biodiversity (Science Area 2017-)
ISSN: 0169-5347
Additional Keywords: multilayer networks, multiplex network, complex systems, social–ecological interactions, coupled human and natural systems, nature contributions to people
NORA Subject Terms: Ecology and Environment
Date made live: 14 Mar 2022 11:26 +0 (UTC)

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