Modelling Trade-offs between erosion prevention and other ecosystem services using the Landscape IMAGES Framework

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Modelling Trade-offs between Erosion Prevention and Other Ecosystem Services using the Landscape IMAGES Framework

Semi-natural habitats such as grasslands, bush lands and other vegetation patches found within or bordering agricultural fields in a watershed are highly important in providing various ecosystem services such as biological pest control, pollination and erosion prevention. The EU FP7-funded QuESSA (Quantification of Ecological Services for Sustainable Agriculture) project was initiated to explore synergies and trade-offs among ecosystem services from semi-natural habitats in European landscapes. The Landscape IMAGES (LI) modelling framework is used to analyse trade-offs between various ecosystem services by applying multi-objective optimization on heuristically generated land-use alternatives. Analysis of trade-offs between landscape-level erosion prevention and other ecosystem services associated with semi-natural habitats in agricultural landscapes in Europe was simulated using LI. The tool may be of interest for similar applications of trade-offs analysis between ecosystem services in other parts of the world.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event3rd OpenWater2015 symposium - ILRI, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Duration: 14 Sep 201517 Sep 2015

Conference

Conference3rd OpenWater2015 symposium
CountryEthiopia
CityAddis Ababa
Period14/09/1517/09/15

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ecosystem service
erosion
modeling
habitat
alternative agriculture
pollination
biological control
agricultural land
grassland
watershed
land use
vegetation
analysis

Keywords

  • semi-natural habitats, Landscape IMAGES, trade-off, ecosystem services, erosion

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Modelling Trade-offs between erosion prevention and other ecosystem services using the Landscape IMAGES Framework. / Yalew, Seleshi; Rossing, W.A.H.; Bianchi, F.J.J.A.; Groot, J.C.J.; Fleskens, L.

2015. Abstract from 3rd OpenWater2015 symposium, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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