A novel telecoupling framework to assess social relations across spatial scales for ecosystem services research

Martin-Lopez Berta, Felipe-Lucia María R., Bennett Elena, Norström Albert, Peterson Garry, Plieninger Tobias, Hicks Christina, Turkelboom Francis, Garcia-Lorente Marina, Jacobs Sander, Locatelli Bruno. 2019. A novel telecoupling framework to assess social relations across spatial scales for ecosystem services research. Journal of Environmental Management, 241 : pp. 251-263.

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Abstract : Access to ecosystem services and influence on their management are structured by social relations among actors, which often occur across spatial scales. Such cross-scale social relations can be analysed through a telecoupling framework as decisions taken at local scales are often shaped by actors at larger scales. Analyzing these cross-scale relations is critical to create effective and equitable strategies to manage ecosystem services. Here, we develop an analytical framework –i.e. the 'cross-scale influence-dependence framework'- to facilitate the analysis of power asymmetries and the distribution of ecosystem services among the beneficiaries. We illustrate the suitability of this framework through its retrospective application across four case studies, in which we characterize the level of dependence of multiple actors on a particular set of ecosystem services, and their influence on decision-making regarding these services across three spatial scales. The 'cross-scale influence-dependence framework' can improve our understanding of distributional and procedural equity and thus support the development of policies for sustainable management of ecosystem services.

Mots-clés Agrovoc : services écosystémiques, Source d'énergie, gestion des ressources naturelles, Prise de décision, partie intéressée

Mots-clés géographiques Agrovoc : Kenya, Espagne, Belgique

Classification Agris : P01 - Nature conservation and land resources
E14 - Development economics and policies

Champ stratégique Cirad : CTS 6 (2019-) - Changement climatique

Auteurs et affiliations

  • Martin-Lopez Berta, Leuphana Universität (DEU) - auteur correspondant
  • Felipe-Lucia María R., Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (DEU)
  • Bennett Elena, McGill University (CAN)
  • Norström Albert, Stockholm University (SWE)
  • Peterson Garry, Stockholm University (SWE)
  • Plieninger Tobias, Universität Kassel (DEU)
  • Hicks Christina, Lancaster University (GBR)
  • Turkelboom Francis, INBO (BEL)
  • Garcia-Lorente Marina, IMIDRA (ESP)
  • Jacobs Sander, INBO (BEL)
  • Locatelli Bruno, CIRAD-ES-UPR BSef (PER) ORCID: 0000-0003-2983-1644

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