Ecosystem Services Linking Social and Ecological Systems: River Brownification and the Response of Downstream Stakeholders
2011 (English)In: Ecology & society, ISSN 1708-3087, Vol. 16, no 4, 21- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The theoretical framework of ecosystem services and that of resilience thinking are combined in an empiricalcase study of a social-ecological system. In the River Helge å catchment in southern Sweden, a slow increase in dissolved organiccarbon (DOC) results in brownification of the water with consequences on ecosystem services in the lower part of the catchmentof concern by local resource managers. An assessment of ecosystem service delivery was conducted to (1) identify plausibledrivers of brownification in the study site and assess future ecosystem service delivery for stakeholders in downstream areas.An analysis of the perspective of beneficiaries, using qualitative methods, was pursued to (2) evaluate the impacts ofbrownification on downstream stakeholders.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. Vol. 16, no 4, 21- p.
adaptation; brownification; coping; ecosystem service; governance; resilience; response strategies; socialecological system; transformation
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-80797DOI: 10.5751/ES-04456-160421ISI: 000298841900023OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-80797DiVA: diva2:557597