Access the full text.
Sign up today, get DeepDyve free for 14 days.
References for this paper are not available at this time. We will be adding them shortly, thank you for your patience.
International Journal of Biodiversity Science, Ecosystem Services & Management, 2014 Vol. 10, No. 3, 175–176, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/21513732.2014.945258 This third Issue of 2014 of the International Journal of things, that conversion of plantation forests into mixed Biodiversity Science, Ecosystem Services & Management forests leads to an increase in good quality habitat of two (IJBESM) contains six papers, including one review and endangered species, the goshawk (Accipiter gentilis) and five studies from Europe, Japan, Ethiopia, Sweden and the bear (Ursus thibetanus). Interestingly, this effect can be Norway. This Issue comprises several methodological observed in a case where sites are preferentially converted advancements within ecosystem services (ES) science, a mul- based on economic factors (unproductive sites) or based on tidisciplinary case study on biodiversity protection, as well as ecological criteria. The approach by Dhakal et al. (2014)is three policy-oriented analyses of protected-area management. expected to be applied and tested widely, because forest While quantitative assessments constitute an important management strategies increasingly require balancing eco- research effort on the ES concept (e.g. Guerry et al. 2012; nomic and ecological functions of forests. Schulp et al. 2012), soil-based ES remain understudied. Teferra and Beyene (2014, this Issue) studied resource- Ghaley et al. (2014, this Issue) reviewed methods for asses- use conflicts in the Abijata-Shalla Lakes National Park in sing two important soil-based ES: nutrient cycling and Ethiopia. The authors collected data through conducting carbon sequestration. The review may help to guide future focus group discussions and interviews, studying hundreds ES assessments. Although the effects of management on historical narratives and using participatory rural appraisal soil characteristics have been studied before in IJBESM tools. The results of Teferra and Beyene (2014) suggest (e.g. Begum et al. 2013; Lawal & Adekunle 2013), this is that most conflicts could be solved or reduced by a com- the first review the Journal has published on this crucial bination of local sharing of the national park’s benefits, co- topic for land-use management. The conclusions by Ghaley management of the park, as well as allowing non-destruc- et al. (2014) focus mainly on ecological ‘stoichiometric tive use of ES by local stakeholders. The latter two in ratios’, such as, ratios between soil carbon, nitrogen and particular are recommendations that often recur in many phosphorus. Soil-based ES research requires studying these studies about protected area management that have so far ratios’ role in ecosystem structure and processes for sus- been published in IJBESM (Ansong & Røskaft 2011; Seak tained provision of ecosystem goods and services. et al. 2011; Beltrame et al. 2013; Purushothaman et al. Moreover, the authors confirmed consensus on the fact 2013). that stoichiometric imbalances between the actual and Bjärstig et al. (2014) analysed newly instigated ecosys- potential supply need to be avoided in order to maintain tem-based management of moose (Alces alces) populations the ES provision in terrestrial ecosystems. This finding in in Sweden. Moose hunting is a key ES in Sweden particular makes stoichiometric ratios a potentially useful (Åkerberg 2005), and hunting in general is also regarded management tool to ensure sustainable provision of ES. as an ecological management activity in most Scandinavian The effects of climate variables on the provision of ES countries (Kaltenborn et al. 2013). Based on stakeholder have recently been identified as a knowledge gap in ES interviews, Bjärstig et al. analysed the organisational research (Alamgir et al. 2014). In this Issue, Rasche (2014) aspects, attitudes and perceptions as well as the partnership presents a sensitivity analysis of the effects of climate ocess of moose management. The authors conclude that pr variability on three supporting, regulating and cultural lack of funding and unclear roles and responsibilities are ES in temperate forests in Europe. Rasche (2014) found serious issues that could hamper the successful implementa- that variability of temperature and precipitation is espe- tion of ecosystem-based moose management. cially important on moisture-limited and heat-stressed Finally, Fauchald et al. (2014) explore the effect of sites. The results underline the need to develop adaptation international conservation regimes on national manage- measures based on the ES of interest, and also show that ment of protected areas and compare the cases of even though trends are sufficiently described by changing Sweden and Norway. Fauchald et al. found that while climate variables, yet adaptive management requires the both countries have implemented conservation measures consideration of climate variability. in a similar way as a response to international regulations, Dhakal et al. (2014, this Issue) analysed the potential there is a difference in response to normative pathways. effect of forest conversion on species habitats in Toyota Traditional nature conservation norms have been strength- city, Japan. The authors combined multiple habitat- ened in Sweden, while norms about sustainable use by suitability indices, a biodiversity model and forestry costs local communities have been developed more strongly in in a model. Their scenario analysis shows, among other Norway. © 2014 Taylor & Francis 176 Editorial Sweden: examining pathways of influence in similar coun- Alexander P. E. van Oudenhoven and Matthias Schröter tries. Int J Biodivers Sci Manage. 10:240–252. doi:10.1080/ (Managing Editors) and Rudolf S. de Groot 21513732.2014.938122 (Editor in Chief) Ghaley BB, Porter JR, Sandhu HS. 2014. Soil-based ecosystem Environmental Systems Analysis Group, Wageningen services: a synthesis of nutrient cycling and carbon seques- University, Wageningen, The Netherlands tration assessment methods. Int J Biodivers Sci Manage. 10:177–186. doi:10.1080/21513732.2014.926990 firstname.lastname@example.org Guerry AD, Ruckelshaus MH, Arkema KK, Bernhardt JR, Guannel G, Kim C-K, Marsik M, Papenfus M, Toft JE, Verutes G, et al. 2012. Modeling benefits from nature: using ecosystem services to inform coastal and marine spatial References planning. Int J Biodivers Sci Manage. 8:107–121. Åkerberg S. 2005. ‘The noblest game of our forests’: a portrait of doi:10.1080/21513732.2011.647835 the moose and moose hunting in Sweden during the twen- Kaltenborn BP, Andersen O, Linnell JDC. 2013. Predators, stew- tieth century. Int J Biodivers Sci. 1:167–179. doi:10.1080/ ards, or sportsmen – how do Norwegian hunters perceive their role in carnivore management? Int J Biodivers Sci Alamgir M, Pert PL, Turton SM. 2014. A review of ecosystem Manage. 9:239–248. doi:10.1080/21513732.2013.818060 services research in Australia reveals a gap in integrating Lawal A, Adekunle VAJ. 2013. A silvicultural approach to volume climate change and impacts on ecosystem services. Int J yield, biodiversity and soil fertility restoration of degraded Biodivers Sci Manage. 10:112–127. natural forest in South-West Nigeria. Int J Biodivers Sci Ansong M, Røskaft E. 2011. Determinants of attitudes of primary Manage. 9:201–214. doi:10.1080/21513732.2013.823464 stakeholders towards forest conservation management: a case Purushothaman S, Patil S, Francis I, König HJ, Reidsma P, study of Subri Forest Reserve, Ghana. Int J Biodivers Sci Hegde S. 2013. Participatory impact assessment of agricul- Manage. 7:98–107. tural practices using the land use functions framework: case Begum F, Bajracharya RM, Sitaula BK, Sharma S. 2013. Seasonal study from India. Int J Biodivers Sci Manage. 9:2–12. dynamics, slope aspect and land use effects on soil mesofauna doi:10.1080/21513732.2012.721005 density in the mid-hills of Nepal. Int J Biodivers Sci Manage. Rasche L. 2014. The importance of climate variability changes 9:290–297. doi:10.1080/21513732.2013.788565 for future levels of tree-based forest ecosystem services. Int J Beltrame C, Cohen-Shacham E, Trouillet M, Guillet F. 2013. Biodivers Sci Manage. 10:187–197. doi:10.1080/ Exploring the links between local management and conserva- 21513732.2014.939719 tion applying the ecosystem services concept: conservation and Schulp CJE, Alkemade R, Klein Goldewijk K, Petz K. 2012. tourism service in Camargue, France. Int J Biodivers Sci Mapping ecosystem functions and services in Eastern Europe Manage. 9:166–177. doi:10.1080/21513732.2013.784877 using global-scale data sets. Int J Biodivers Sci Manage. Bjärstig T, Sandström C, Lindqvist S, Kvastegård E. 2014. 8:156–168. doi:10.1080/21513732.2011.645880 Partnerships implementing ecosystem-based moose manage- Seak S, Schmidt-Vogt D, Thapa GB. 2011. A comparison ment in Sweden. Int J Biodivers Sci Manage. 10:228–239. between biodiversity monitoring systems to improve natural doi:10.1080/21513732.2014.936508 resource management in Tonle Sap Biosphere Reserve, Dhakal A, Ooba M, Hayashi K. 2014. Assessing impacts of forest Cambodia. Int J Biodivers Sci Manage. 7:258–272. conversion on terrestrial vertebrates combining forestry cost with doi:10.1080/21513732.2011.649301 HSI and InVEST: case of Toyota city, Japan. Int J Biodivers Sci Teferra F, Beyene F. 2014. Indigenous claims and conflicts in Manage. 10:198–215. doi:10.1080/21513732.2014.920420 managing the Abijata-Shalla Lakes National Park, Ethiopia. Fauchald OK, Gulbrandsen LH, Zachrisson A. 2014. Int J Biodivers Sci Manage. 10:216–227. doi:10.1080/ Internationalization of protected areas in Norway and 21513732.2014.942372
International Journal of Biodiversity Science, Ecosystem Services & Management – Taylor & Francis
Published: Jul 3, 2014
Access the full text.
Sign up today, get DeepDyve free for 14 days.