Characteristic trajectories of ecosystem services in mountains

Locatelli Bruno, Lavorel Sandra, Sloan Sean, Tappeiner Ulrike, Geneletti Davide. 2017. Characteristic trajectories of ecosystem services in mountains. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 15 (3) : pp. 150-159.

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Quartile : Outlier, Sujet : ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES / Quartile : Outlier, Sujet : ECOLOGY

Abstract : Intensification of land use and management over recent decades has resulted in trade-offs between food or timber production and other ecosystem services (ES). Despite an increase in scholarly publications on ES, the temporal aspects of ES trade-offs have largely been neglected to date. Here we explore how past and future land-use trajectories (pathways of change) influence ES over time, using mountain landscapes as a model. Based on a synthesis of 51 cases of temporal changes in ES within mountain landscapes, we analyze how changes in land-use intensity influence the supply of ten key services and we describe six typical examples (archetypes) of ES change. Our analysis reveals that land-use intensity is an important factor shaping these archetypes. Land-use intensification often degrades ES (eg recreation and water regulation), with the exception of services targeted by intensification (food or timber) and with differences between forest and agricultural intensification. Service degradation following intensification is not always reversed by reductions in land-use intensity (termed “extensification”). (Résumé d'auteur)

Mots-clés Agrovoc : Montagne, Écosystème, Écosystème forestier, Utilisation des terres, Développement agricole, Paysage, Forêt, gestion des ressources naturelles, sécurité alimentaire, Intensification, Conservation de l'eau, Bois, production, services écosystémiques, Analyse de données, Étude de cas, Bibliographie

Classification Agris : P01 - Nature conservation and land resources
K01 - Forestry - General aspects
K10 - Forestry production
C30 - Documentation and information

Champ stratégique Cirad : Axe 6 (2014-2018) - Sociétés, natures et territoires

Auteurs et affiliations

  • Locatelli Bruno, CIRAD-ES-UPR BSef (PER) ORCID: 0000-0003-2983-1644
  • Lavorel Sandra, CNRS (FRA)
  • Sloan Sean, James Cook University (AUS)
  • Tappeiner Ulrike, University of Innsbruck (AUT)
  • Geneletti Davide, University of Trento (ITA)

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