An ecosystem service-disservice ratio: Using composite indicators to assess the net benefits of urban trees

Título traducido de la contribución: Una relación servicio-servicio del ecosistema: uso de indicadores compuestos para evaluar los beneficios netos de los árboles urbanos

Andrew Speak, Francisco J. Escobedo, Alessio Russo, Stefan Zerbe

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Resumen

La consideración de los daños a los ecosistemas (EDS) de los bosques urbanos junto con los servicios (ES) puede llevar a decisiones mejor informadas sobre la selección de especies de árboles y la ubicación en ciudades. Encontrar un marco de evaluación común, que no se base en un modelo financiero, puede ser complicado, y muchos estudios consideran, pero no incluyen, EDS en sus evaluaciones de árbol. Los indicadores compuestos representan un medio para combinar cuidadosamente datos de ecosistemas dispares en una métrica significativa. En este estudio, las mediciones cuantitativas de campo, los resultados de los modelos y los datos categóricos relacionados con algunas de las principales ES y EDS del bosque urbano de Meran, Italia, se comprimieron con éxito en una sola unidad, superando los límites epistemológicos que rodean los diferentes métodos de valoración de los ecosistemas urbanos. Se consideraron varios métodos de construcción de indicadores compuestos y se realizó un análisis de incertidumbre y sensibilidad en las clasificaciones de especies que se produjeron. Se observaron diferencias significativas en la provisión de ES / EDS entre árboles en terrenos públicos y privados. El análisis espacial reveló puntos calientes de alta provisión de ES y baja provisión de EDS, y viceversa. Con el uso correcto, los indicadores compuestos pueden acompañar otros métodos para medir y valorar los aspectos positivos y negativos de los ecosistemas urbanos.
Idioma originalEnglish (US)
Páginas (desde-hasta)544-553
Número de páginas10
PublicaciónEcological Indicators
Volumen95
DOI
EstadoPublished - dic 1 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Decision Sciences(all)
  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Ecology

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Resultado de la investigación: Contribución a RevistaArtículo

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