Journal article

Incorporating climate change into ecosystem service assessments and decisions: a review

Rebecca K Runting, Brett A Bryan, Laura E Dee, Fleur JF Maseyk, Lisa Mandle, Perrine Hamel, Kerrie A Wilson, Kathleen Yetka, Hugh P Possingham, Jonathan R Rhodes



Climate change is having a significant impact on ecosystem services and is likely to become increasingly important as this phenomenon intensifies. Future impacts can be difficult to assess as they often involve long timescales, dynamic systems with high uncertainties, and are typically confounded by other drivers of change. Despite a growing literature on climate change impacts on ecosystem services, no quantitative syntheses exist. Hence, we lack an overarching understanding of the impacts of climate change, how they are being assessed, and the extent to which other drivers, uncertainties, and decision making are incorporated. To address this, we systematically reviewed the peer-reviewed li..

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Funding Acknowledgements

We would like to thank Maria Martinez-Harms and the University of Queensland Ecosystem Services Group for valuable discussions. RKR is supported by a University of Queensland - Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) Integrated Natural Resource Management Postgraduate Fellowship, FJFM and RKR are funded by an Australian Postgraduate Award, and KAW is supported by an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship. This work was also supported by funding from the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions.