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Assessing levels, trade-offs and synergies of landscape services in the Iranian province of Qazvin: towards sustainable landscapes

Darvishi, Asef and Yousefi, Maryam and Dinan, Naghmeh Mobarghaee and Angelstam, Per (2022). Assessing levels, trade-offs and synergies of landscape services in the Iranian province of Qazvin: towards sustainable landscapes. Landscape Ecology. 37 :1 , 305-327
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Context Evidence-based knowledge is crucial for place-based knowledge production and learning towards sustainable landscapes through stewardship and integrated spatial planning. Objectives We focus on the landscape service concept as a tool, and three fundamental challenges for its use: (1) how to monitor benefits provided by different landscapes; (2) to demonstrate trade-offs and synergies among benefits in a landscape; and (3) to discuss how to incorporate results from analyses into landscape stewardship and planning. Methods As a case study we chose the Iranian Qazvin province with diverse natural and anthropogenic landscapes, and top-down societal steering. Five landscape services (water yield, water regulation, pollination, actual net primary production (NPPact) and social-cultural connectivity) were assessed and compared. Results All landscape services were significantly correlated. Major trade-offs and synergies among services were between NPPact and water yield and regulation. Trade-off and synergy clusters showed that landscape functions depend on both natural and anthropogenic landscape patterns and processes. Conclusions Providing transparent data about trade-offs and synergies among landscape services can facilitate learning about which services are important among landscapes. For each of six settings we suggest action plans. We discuss the role of Iranian landscape stewardship and planning, and integrative research needs.

Authors/Creators:Darvishi, Asef and Yousefi, Maryam and Dinan, Naghmeh Mobarghaee and Angelstam, Per
Title:Assessing levels, trade-offs and synergies of landscape services in the Iranian province of Qazvin: towards sustainable landscapes
Series Name/Journal:Landscape Ecology
Year of publishing :2022
Volume:37
Number:1
Page range:305-327
Number of Pages:23
Publisher:SPRINGER
ISSN:0921-2973
Language:English
Publication Type:Research article
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Copyright:Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 1 Natural sciences > 106 Biological Sciences (Medical to be 3 and Agricultural to be 4) > Ecology
Keywords:Ecosystem services, GIS, Landscape ecology, Social-ecological systems, Adaptive management, Spatial planning
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-113945
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-113945
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Type of IDID
DOI10.1007/s10980-021-01337-0
Web of Science (WoS)000702596600001
ID Code:27079
Faculty:S - Faculty of Forest Sciences
Department:(S) > School for Forest Management
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:14 Feb 2022 11:25
Metadata Last Modified:14 Feb 2022 11:31

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