Social Landscape Indicators - a participatory approach to integrated assessment of Ecosystem Services

Rik De Vreese

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Abstract

This presentation will illustrate how bottom-up, participatory (social) mapping of perceived ecosystem services (ES) supply can contribute to ES mapping and integrated ES assessment. Based on sketched locations of the, to respondents, most important ES at the local scale, we described the perceived ES distribution with social landscape indicators derived from landscape ecological indicators. The social landscape indicators can be applied to map the overlap of social ES hotspots with ES hotspots based on more traditional biophysical modelling and ecological inventories (including Natura2000 sites). We present indicators pointing to conflicting ES and ES perceived to be at risk. Finally, we discuss how integrating social mapping with other ES mapping approaches can result in better-supported ES mapping and in mainstreaming ES governance in planning, policy and practice.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNature and Urban Wellbeing conference - abstract book
PublisherAlternet
Publication statusPublished - 19 May 2015
EventALTERNET Nature and Urban Wellbeing conference - Nature-based solutions to Societal Challenges - Ghent, Belgium
Duration: 19 May 201520 May 2015

Conference

ConferenceALTERNET Nature and Urban Wellbeing conference - Nature-based solutions to Societal Challenges
CountryBelgium
CityGhent
Period19/05/1520/05/15

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