Key criteria for developing ecosystem service indicators to inform decision making

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dc.identifier.uri van Oudenhoven, Alexander P.E. ger Schröter, Matthias ger Drakou, Evangelia G. ger Geijzendorffer, Ilse R. ger Jacobs, Sander ger van Bodegom, Peter M. ger Chazee, Laurent ger Czúcz, Bálint ger Grunewald, Karsten ger Lillebø, Ana I. ger Nogueira, António J.A. ger Pacheco-Romero, Manuel ger Perennou, Christian ger Remme, Roy P. ger Rova, Silvia ger Syrbe, Ralf-Uwe ger Tratalos, Jamie A. ger Vallejos, María ger Albert, Christian ger 2019-04-23T11:02:03Z 2019-04-23T11:02:03Z 2018
dc.identifier.citation van Oudenhoven, A.P.E. et al.: Key criteria for developing ecosystem service indicators to inform decision making. In: Ecological Indicators 95 (2018), S. 417-426. DOI: ger
dc.description.abstract Decision makers are increasingly interested in information from ecosystem services (ES) assessments. Scientists have for long recognised the importance of selecting appropriate indicators. Yet, while the amount and variety of indicators developed by scientists seems to increase continuously, the extent to which the indicators truly inform decision makers is often unknown and questioned. In this viewpoint paper, we reflect and provide guidance on how to develop appropriate ES indicators for informing decision making, building on scientific literature and practical experience collected from researchers involved in seven case studies. We synthesized 16 criteria for ES indicator selection and organized them according to the widely used categories of credibility, salience, legitimacy (CSL). We propose to consider additional criteria related to feasibility (F), as CSL criteria alone often seem to produce indicators which are unachievable in practice. Considering CSLF together requires a combination of scientific knowledge, communication skills, policy and governance insights and on-field experience. In conclusion, we present a checklist to evaluate CSLF of your ES indicators. This checklist helps to detect and mitigate critical shortcomings in an early phase of the development process, and aids the development of effective indicators to inform actual policy decisions. ger
dc.language.iso eng ger
dc.publisher Amsterdam : Elsevier
dc.relation.ispartofseries Ecological Indicators 95 (2018) ger
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 ger
dc.subject Science-policy interface eng
dc.subject CSL eng
dc.subject Credibility eng
dc.subject Salience eng
dc.subject Legitimacy eng
dc.subject Environmental Planning eng
dc.subject Feasibility eng
dc.subject ecosystem services eng
dc.subject.ddc 710 | Landschaftsgestaltung, Raumplanung ger
dc.subject.ddc 720 | Architektur ger
dc.title Key criteria for developing ecosystem service indicators to inform decision making ger
dc.type article ger
dc.type Text ger
dc.relation.doi /10.1016/j.ecolind.2018.06.020
dc.description.version publishedVersion ger
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