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Operationalizing an ecosystem services-based approach using Bayesian Belief Networks: An application to riparian buffer strips

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  • McVittie, Alistair
  • Norton, Lisa
  • Martin-Ortega, Julia
  • Siameti, Ioanna
  • Glenk, Klaus
  • Aalders, Inge

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The interface between terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems contributes to the provision of key ecosystem services including improved water quality and reduced flood risk. We develop an ecological–economic model using a Bayesian Belief Network (BBN) to assess and value the delivery of ecosystem services from riparian buffer strips. By capturing the interactions underlying ecosystem processes and the delivery of services we aim to further the operationalization of ecosystem services approaches. The model is developed through outlining the underlying ecological processes which deliver ecosystem services. Alternative management options and regional locations are used for sensitivity analysis.

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  • McVittie, Alistair & Norton, Lisa & Martin-Ortega, Julia & Siameti, Ioanna & Glenk, Klaus & Aalders, Inge, 2015. "Operationalizing an ecosystem services-based approach using Bayesian Belief Networks: An application to riparian buffer strips," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 110(C), pages 15-27.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolec:v:110:y:2015:i:c:p:15-27
    DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2014.12.004
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