Marine and Coastal Cultural Ecosystem Services: knowledge gaps and research priorities

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dc.identifier.uri Rodrigues, Joao Garcia ger Conides, Alexis J. ger Rivero Rodriguez, Susana ger Raicevich, Sasa ger Pita, Pablo ger Kleisner, Kristin M. ger Pita, Cristina ger Lopes, Priscilla F.M. ger Alonso Roldáni, Virginia ger Ramos, Sandra S. ger Klaoudatos, Dimitris ger Outeiro, Luís ger Armstrong, Claire ger Teneva, Lida ger Stefanski, Stephanie ger Böhnke-Henrichs, Anne ger Kruse, Marion ger Lillebo, Ana I. ger Bennett, Elena M. ger Belgrano, Andrea ger Murillas, Arantza ger Sousa Pinto, Isabel ger Burkhard, Benjamin ger Villasante, Sebastián ger 2018-12-21T12:04:18Z 2018-12-21T12:04:18Z 2017
dc.identifier.citation Garcia Rodriguers, J. et al.: Marine and Coastal Cultural Ecosystem Services: knowledge gaps and research priorities. In: One Ecosystem 2 (2017), e12290. DOI: ger
dc.description.abstract Cultural ecosystem services (CES) reflect peoples’ physical and cognitive interactions with nature and are increasingly recognised for providing non-material benefits to human societies. Whereas coasts, seas, and oceans sustain a great proportion of the human population, CES provided by these ecosystems have remained largely unexplored. Therefore, our aims were (1) to analyse the state of research on marine and coastal CES, (2) to identify knowledge gaps, and (3) to pinpoint research priorities and the way forward. To accomplish these objectives, we did a systematic review of the scientific literature and synthesised a subset of 72 peer-reviewed publications. Results show that research on marine and coastal CES is scarce compared to other ecosystem service categories. It is primarily focused on local and regional sociocultural or economic assessments of coastal ecosystems from Western Europe and North America. Such research bias narrows the understanding of social-ecological interactions to a western cultural setting, undermining the role of other worldviews in the understanding of a wide range of interactions between cultural practices and ecosystems worldwide. Additionally, we have identified clusters of co-occurring drivers of change affecting marine and coastal habitats and their CES. Our systematic review highlights knowledge gaps in: (1) the lack of integrated valuation assessments; (2) linking the contribution of CES benefits to human wellbeing; (3) assessing more subjective and intangible CES classes; (4) identifying the role of open-ocean and deep-sea areas in providing CES; and (5) understanding the role of non-natural capital in the co-production of marine and coastal CES. Research priorities should be aimed at filling these knowledge gaps. Overcoming such challenges can result in increased appreciation of marine and coastal CES, and more balanced decision-supporting mechanisms that will ultimately contribute to more sustainable interactions between humans and marine ecosystems. ger
dc.language.iso eng ger
dc.publisher Sofia : Pensoft Publishers
dc.relation.ispartofseries One Ecosystem 2 (2017) ger
dc.rights CC BY 4.0 ger
dc.subject Human wellbeing eng
dc.subject non-material benefits eng
dc.subject integrated valuation eng
dc.subject value pluralism eng
dc.subject drivers of change eng
dc.subject co-production eng
dc.subject synergies eng
dc.subject trade-offs eng
dc.subject social-ecological systems eng
dc.subject systematic review eng
dc.subject global assessment eng
dc.subject.ddc 550 | Geowissenschaften ger
dc.title Marine and Coastal Cultural Ecosystem Services: knowledge gaps and research priorities ger
dc.type article ger
dc.type Text ger
dc.relation.doi 10.3897/oneeco.2.e12290
dc.description.version publishedVersion ger
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