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Ecosystem Service Appropriation in the Auckland Region Economy: An Input-Output Analysis


  • Murray Patterson
  • Garry McDonald
  • Nicola Smith


Patterson M. G., McDonald G. W. and Smith N. J. Ecosystem service appropriation in the Auckland Region economy: an input-output analysis, Regional Studies. This paper assesses the appropriation of ecosystem services by the Auckland Region economy in New Zealand. A novel application of environmental input-output analysis is used to trace biophysical interdependence within the regional economy. The methodology provides a step-by-step procedure for tracing the appropriation of various ecosystem services, using infinite regress chains displayed as appropriation chain diagrams. Critical dependencies on ecosystem services are revealed throughout the economy through case studies of two selected industries, namely air transport and business services. [image omitted] Patterson M. G., McDonald G. W. et Smith N. J. L'affectation des services de l'ecosysteme dans l'economie regionale d'Auckland: une analyse repartition-redistribution, Regional Studies. Cet article cherche a evaluer l'affectation des services de l'ecosysteme par l'economie regionale d'Auckland en Nouvelle-Zelande. On emploie une analyse originale des tableaux d'echanges ecologiques afin de determiner les interdependances biophysiques au sein de l'economie regionale. La methodologie fournit etape par etape une demarche pour determiner l'affectation de divers services de l'ecosysteme employant des chaines de regression infinies presentees comme diagrammes de chaines d'affectation. A partir des etudes de cas de deux industries selectionnees, a savoir le transport aerien et les services aux entreprises, on laisse voir les dependances critiques des services de l'ecosysteme partout dans l'economie. Tableaux d'echanges interindustriels Services de l'ecosysteme Chaine de production Patterson M. G., McDonald G. W. und Smith N. J. Aneignung von Okosystem-Diensten in der Region Auckland: eine Input-Output-Analyse, Regional Studies. In diesem Beitrag untersuchen wir die Aneignung von Okosystem-Diensten durch die Wirtschaft in der neuseelandischen Region Auckland. Mit Hilfe einer neuartigen Anwendung zur Input-Output-Umweltanalyse verfolgen wir die biophysikalischen Wechselwirkungen innerhalb der regionalen Wirtschaft. Diese Methodologie bietet ein schrittweises Verfahren zur Nachverfolgung der Aneignung verschiedener Okosystem-Dienste mit Hilfe von infiniten Regressketten, die als Aneignungs-Kettendiagramme dargestellt werden. Anhand der Fallstudien von zwei ausgewahlten Branchen - Luftverkehr und Geschaftsdienste - werden wichtige Abhangigkeiten von Okosystem-Diensten in der gesamten Wirtschaft verdeutlicht. Input-Output Okosystem-Dienste Produktionskette Patterson M. G., McDonald G. W. y Smith N. J. Apropiacion de los servicios de ecosistema en la economia de la region de Auckland: un analisis de entrada-salida, Regional Studies. En este articulo evaluamos la apropiacion de los servicios de ecosistemas en la economia de la region de Auckland en Nueva Zelanda. Con ayuda de una nueva aplicacion de analisis de entrada-salida sobre el medio ambiente, localizamos la interdependencia biofisica dentro de la economia regional. Esta metodologia ofrece un procedimiento paso a paso para seguir la apropiacion de los diferentes servicios de ecosistema usando cadenas infinitas de regresion expresadas como diagramas de cadenas de apropiacion. A partir de estudios de casos de dos industrias seleccionadas -el transporte aereo y los servicios comerciales- se describen dependencias criticas de los servicios de ecosistema en toda la economia. Entrada-salidada Servicios de ecosistema Cadena de produccion

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  • Murray Patterson & Garry McDonald & Nicola Smith, 2011. "Ecosystem Service Appropriation in the Auckland Region Economy: An Input-Output Analysis," Regional Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 45(3), pages 333-350.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:regstd:v:45:y:2011:i:3:p:333-350
    DOI: 10.1080/00343400903241451

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    2. Smith, Nicola J. & McDonald, Garry W. & Patterson, Murray G., 2014. "Is there overshoot of planetary limits? New indicators of human appropriation of the global biogeochemical cycles relative to their regenerative capacity based on ‘ecotime’ analysis," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 104(C), pages 80-92.


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