Search for dissertations about: "ecosystem services"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 257 swedish dissertations containing the words ecosystem services.

  1. 1. Exploring connections in social-ecological systems : The links between biodiversity, ecosystem services, and human well-being in South Africa

    Author : Maike Hamann; Reinette (Oonsie) Biggs; Belinda Reyers; Thomas Elmqvist; Fabrice DeClerck; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; complex adaptive systems; mapping; ecosystem service bundles; multidimensional human well-being; biodiversity loss; inequality; research frameworks; interdisciplinarity; natural resource management; sustainable development; Sustainability Science; vetenskap om hållbar utveckling;

    Abstract : A key challenge of the Anthropocene is to advance human development without undermining critical ecosystem services. Central to this challenge is a better understanding of the interactions and feedbacks between biodiversity, ecosystem services and human well-being, which interact in dynamic and complex social-ecological systems. READ MORE

  2. 2. Urban Ecosystem Services : The Value of Green Spaces in Cities

    Author : Johannes Langemeyer; Thomas Elmqvist; Erik Gómez-Baggethun; Kai Chan; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Urban; ecosystem services; valuation; Sustainability Science; vetenskap om hållbar utveckling;

    Abstract : In an ever more urban world, the role of green spaces in cities is increasingly highlighted for their capacity to provide ecosystem services for human well-being. Yet, the value of urban green spaces is still widely overlooked in urban policy and planning. READ MORE

  3. 3. Reconnecting with nature through concepts : On the construction of values in the ecosystem services paradigm

    Author : Sanna Stålhammar; BECC: Biodiversity and Ecosystem services in a Changing Climate; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; ekosystemtjänster; hållbarhetsvetenskap; Vetenskapsteori; människa↔natur; värde; Ecosystem Services; Ecosystem services concept; ecosystem services value; Ecosystem service assessment; Cultural ecosystem services; socio-cultural valuation; connectedness; Relational value; experienced and context-based perspective.; Urban green infrastructures;

    Abstract : The alarming rates of extinction and degrading ecosystems call for new means of understanding and accounting for how people depend on nature. Ecosystem services (ES) is a contested but widely applied concept aiming to connect ecosystem functions to human wellbeing and to assess and account for how nature matters in decision-making. READ MORE

  4. 4. Vehicle Services

    Author : Jonas Kuschel; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : vehicle services; information infrastructure; open innovation; prototyping; field studies;

    Abstract : This thesis contributes to our understanding of the development and diffusion of vehicle services, and to how information technology interacts with forms of organization and business models to undermine or support the development of vehicle services. The overall research question asked in the thesis is: what are the technical, business and organizational prerequisites for the development and diffusion of a rich variety of vehicle services? The development and diffusion of vehicle services have been empirically investigated by ethnographic field studies, prototype software development and case studies as part of a collaborative practice research approach involving the Volvo Group. READ MORE

  5. 5. Linking functional traits and cultural ecosystem services in urban areas through human preferences

    Author : Julie Goodness; Erik Andersson; Thomas Elmqvist; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Functional traits; ecosystem services; cultural ecosystem services; urban; cities; human perception; preferences; ecosystem management; vetenskap om hållbar utveckling; Sustainability Science;

    Abstract : Urban areas are now the daily lived experience for the majority of the world’s people, and it is therefore important to explore what kind of ecological communities and corresponding ecosystem functions and services are being generated in these environments. Urban areas are shaped by a variety of factors, but arguably one of the most influential is that of people, in terms of how their preferences and active selective choices for biota play out in the landscape. READ MORE