Response to Kabisch and Colleagues

Rieb, Jesse T., Chaplin-Kramer, Rebecca, Daily, Gretchen C., Armsworth, Paul R., Böhning-Gaese, Katrin, Bonn, Aletta, Cumming, Graeme S., Eigenbrod, Felix, Grimm, Volker, Jackson, Bethanna M., Marques, Alexandra, Pattanayak, Subhrendu K., Pereira, Henrique M., Peterson, Garry D., Ricketts, Taylor H., Robinson, Brian E., Schröter, Matthias, Schulte, Lisa A., Seppelt, Ralf, Turner, Monica G., and Bennett, Elena M. (2018) Response to Kabisch and Colleagues. BioScience, 68 (3). pp. 167-168.

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[Extract] Kabisch and colleagues (2017) have reviewed our call for advances in ecosystem service (ES) decision-support tools from an urban perspective and explored how the three research frontiers we identified should be considered in cities. We appreciate how they build on our original ideas and welcome this as a good example of how the general principles we developed in the original article can be applied and adapted to specific contexts. In fact, we believe that similar points about the importance of adapting our general principles for specific social–ecological systems could be made for many other systems, such as marine ecosystems or managed forestry systems. The specific characteristics of these different systems also prov´ide opportunities to expand on current ES knowledge and improve ES management tools. For example, as Kabisch and colleagues (2017) point out, cities are unique because of their relatively small area and high population density, which may make them more ideal than other systems for understanding certain aspects of the links between humans and nature and for implementing this understanding in management tools. We take the opportunity to respond to the ideas presented by Kabisch and colleagues and thus continue the conversation around urban ES.

Item ID: 56422
Item Type: Article (Commentary)
ISSN: 1525-3244
Copyright Information: © The Author(s) 2018. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the American Institute of Biological Sciences. All rights reserved. For permissions, please e-mail:
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2018 09:38
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0602 Ecology > 060205 Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl Marine Ichthyology) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960307 Effects of Climate Change and Variability on Australia (excl. Social Impacts) @ 100%
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