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Analysis of publication trends in ecosystem services research

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McDonough, Kelsey ; Hutchinson, Stacy ; Moore, Trisha ; Hutchinson, J. M. Shawn:
Analysis of publication trends in ecosystem services research.
In: Ecosystem Services. Vol. 25 (2017) . - pp. 82-88.
ISSN 2212-0416
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoser.2017.03.022

Abstract in another language

Scholarly journal publications on the topic of ecosystem services have substantially grown throughout the past decade, which is evidenced by an expanding world-wide research base. However, several challenges in the field of ecosystem services still remain, including conflicting approaches to ecosystem services terminology, classification schemes, research methods, and reporting requirements. We assess the development and disciplinary focus of ecosystem service research over the last decade using a meta-analysis of peer-reviewed journal publications. The journals of Shengtai Xuebao Acta Ecologica Sinica, Ecosystem Services, PLoS One, and Ecological Economics lead scholarly journals publishing ecosystem services-focused articles. The European Union leads ecosystem services publications (42%), while the United States is responsible for 30% of ecosystem services publications. This analysis is supplemented by a discussion on ecosystem services-focused research and policy to identify trends that encourage future study to resolve some of the current issues faced by the research community.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Ecosystem services; Natural resource management; Meta-analysis
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Earth Sciences > Professorship Ecological Services
Profile Fields > Advanced Fields > Ecology and the Environmental Sciences
Result of work at the UBT: No
DDC Subjects: 500 Science > 500 Natural sciences
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2019 09:35
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2019 09:35
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/47494