Search for dissertations about: "ecosystem services"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 130 swedish dissertations containing the words ecosystem services.

  1. 1. Urban Ecosystem Services The Value of Green Spaces in Cities

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University

    Author : Johannes Langemeyer; Stockholms universitet.; [2015]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Urban; ecosystem services; valuation; vetenskap om hållbar utveckling; Sustainability Science;

    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

  2. 2. Vehicle Services

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University

    Author : Jonas Kuschel; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2009]
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; 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

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

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Stockholm University

    Author : Julie Goodness; Stockholms universitet.; [2016]
    Keywords : 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

  4. 4. Ecosystem Services and Disservices in an Agriculture–Forest Mosaic A Study of Forest and Tree Management and Landscape Transformation in Southwestern Ethiopia

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Department of Human Geography, Stockholm University

    Author : Tola Gemechu Ango; Stockholms universitet.; [2016]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; conservation; deforestation; ecosystem disservices; ecosystem services; forest; Ethiopia; land grabbing; livelihood; Oromia; policies; political ecology; trees; tropical landscape mosaic; geografi med kulturgeografisk inriktning; Geography with Emphasis on Human Geography;

    Abstract : The intertwined challenges of food insecurity, deforestation, and biodiversity loss remain perennial challenges in Ethiopia, despite increasing policy interventions. This thesis investigates smallholding farmers’ tree- and forest-based livelihoods and management practices, in the context of national development and conservation policies, and examines how these local management practices and policies transform the agriculture–forest mosaic landscapes of southwestern Ethiopia. READ MORE

  5. 5. Recalling Urban Nature Linking City People to Ecosystem Services

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Systemekologiska institutionen

    Author : Stephan Barthel; Stockholms universitet.; [2008]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURAL SCIENCES Biology; NATURVETENSKAP Biologi; naturresurshushållning; Natural Resources Management; Ecosystem service; functional group; resilience; social-ecological system; urban; institution; property right; knowledge; sense-of-place; social-ecological memory; adaptive governance; scale-crossing broker; ecosystem management;

    Abstract : Societal development is dependent on the generation of ecosystem services (ES) to sustain it; however, many ES are degrading. This thesis investigates how social-ecological features behind practices of actor groups shape the generation of ES. READ MORE