Considering landscape-level processes in ecosystem service assessments.
Jean Paul Metzger, Jaramar Villarreal-Rosas, Andrés F Suárez-Castro, Sofía López-Cubillos, Adrian González-Chaves, Rebecca K Runting, Camila Hohlenwerger, Jonathan R Rhodes
Sci Total Environ | Published : 2021
The provision of ecosystem services is inherently spatial. Landscape structure affects service provision through multiple landscape-level processes, such as fragmentation, edge and connectivity effects. These processes can affect areas of ecosystem service supply and demand, and the flows linking those areas. Despite the emergence of sophisticated spatial ecosystem service assessments in the last two decades, we show through a literature review that landscape-level processes are still rarely considered in a comprehensive way. Even when they are considered, landscape effects are mostly limited to landscape composition, and configuration effects are underrepresented. Furthermore, most studies ..View full abstract