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Towards mapping and assessing antarctic marine ecosystem services – The weddell sea case study

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Deininger, Michaela ; Koellner, Thomas ; Brey, Thomas ; Teschke, Katharina:
Towards mapping and assessing antarctic marine ecosystem services – The weddell sea case study.
In: Ecosystem Services. Vol. 22 (December 2016) . - pp. 174-192.
ISSN 2212-0416
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoser.2016.11.001

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This study is the first to quantify and to map the provision of ecosystem core services (ES) – tourism, genetic diversity and carbon sequestration – for a large Antarctic marine area, the Weddell Sea. Additionally, synergies and trade-offs between the ES were explored. The analyses conducted during this study covered both spatial and temporal correlations between pairs of ES, and between individual ES and sea ice coverage. Overall, service delivery in the studied seascape is distinctly heterogeneous, albeit there are areas where multiple benefits are provided simultaneously (“super hotspots”). Our findings indicate that in wide parts of the Weddell Sea, small-scale conservation efforts may not achieve their intended goals. They also show that particularly sea ice cover restrains tourism, i.e. this sector may expect strong growth in a future of global warming driven sea ice retreat.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Additional notes: BAYCEER138618
Keywords: Southern Ocean; Ecosystem services; Beneficiaries; Tourism; Genetic diversity; Carbon sequestration
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Earth Sciences > Professorship Ecological Services
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Earth Sciences > Professorship Ecological Services > Professorship Ecological Services - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Thomas Köllner
Research Institutions
Research Institutions > Research Centres
Research Institutions > Research Centres > Bayreuth Center of Ecology and Environmental Research- BayCEER
Faculties
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Earth Sciences
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 500 Science
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2018 06:41
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2018 06:41
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/41337