Assessing, quantifying and valuing the ecosystem services of coastal lagoons

Type Article
Date 2018-07
Language English
Author(s) Newton Alice1, 2, Brito Ana C.3, 4, Icely John D.2, 3, Derolez ValerieORCID5, Clara Ines3, 4, Angus Stewart6, Schernewski Gerald7, 8, Inacio Miguel7, 8, Lillebo Ana I.9, 10, Sousa Ana I.ORCID9, 10, Bejaoui Bechir11, Solidoro Cosimo12, Tosic Marko13, Canedo-Arguelles Miguel14, 15, Yamamuro Masumi16, Reizopoulou Sofia17, Tseng Hsiao-Chun2, 18, Canu Donata12, Roselli Leonilde19, Maanan Mohamed20, Cristina Sonia2, 3, Ruiz-Fernandez Ana Carolina22, de Lima Ricardo F.23, 24, Kjerfve Bjorn25, Rubio-Cisneros Nadia26, Perez-Ruzafa Angel27, Marcos Concepcion27, Pastres Roberto28, Pranovi Fabio28, Snoussi Maria29, Turpie Jane30, Tuchkovenko Yurii31, Dyack Brenda32, Brookes Justin33, Povilanskas Ramunas8, Khokhlov Valeriy31
Affiliation(s) 1 : NILU, IMPACT, Box 100, N-2027 Kjeller, Norway.
2 : Univ Algarve, CIMA Ctr Invest Marinha & Ambiental, Campus Gambelas, P-8005139 Faro, Portugal.
3 : Univ Lisbon, Dept Biol Vegetal, Fac Ciencias, P-1749016 Lisbon, Portugal.
4 : Univ Lisbon, Fac Ciencias, MARE Ctr Ciencias Mar & Ambiente, P-1749016 Lisbon, Portugal.
5 : Ifremer Lab Environm Ressources Languedoc Roussil, Ave Jean Monnet CS 30171, F-34203 Sete, France.
6 : Scottish Nat Heritage, Great Glen House,Leachkin Rd, Inverness IV3 8NW, Scotland.
7 : Leibniz Inst Balt Sea Res Warnemunde IOW, Seestr 15, D-18119 Rostock, Germany.
8 : Klaipeda Univ, Herkaus Manto Str, LT-92294 Klaipeda, Lithuania.
9 : Univ Aveiro, Dept Biol, Campus Univ Santiago, P-3810193 Aveiro, Portugal.
10 : Univ Aveiro, CESAM Ctr Environm & Marine Studies, Campus Univ Santiago, P-3810193 Aveiro, Portugal.
11 : Inst Natl Sci & Technol Mer INSTM, 28 Rue 2 Mars 1934, Carthage Salammbo 2025, Tunisia.
12 : Ist Nazl Oceanogr Geofis Sperimentale OGS, Borgo Grotta Gigante 42-C Sgonico, Trieste, Italy.
13 : EAFIT Univ, Sch Sci, Dept Earth Sci, Carrera 49,7S-50, Medellin 3300, Colombia.
14 : Univ Barcelona, Fac Biol, Dept Ecol, Grp Recerca Freshwater Ecol & Management FEM, Diagonal 643, E-08028 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.
15 : Cent Univ Catalonia, Univ Vic, BETA Tecnio Ctr, Aquat Ecol Grp, Vic, Catalonia, Spain.
16 : Univ Tokyo, Grad Sch Frontier Sci, Environm Bldg 562,5-1-5 Kashiwanoha, Kashiwa, Chiba 2778563, Japan.
17 : Hellen Ctr Marine Res, Inst Oceanog, Attiki 19013, Greece.
18 : Univ Cadiz, Fac Marine & Environm Sci, Phys Chem Dept, UNESCO UNITWIN WiCop, Poligono Rio San Pedro S-N, Cadiz 11519, Spain.
19 : Environm Protect Agcy Puglia Reg, Dept Lecce, I-73100 Lecce, Italy.
20 : Univ Nantes, Environm Remote Sensing & Geomat, Inst Geog & Planning, Lab Littoral, Nantes, France.
21 : Sagremarisco, Apt 21, P-8650999 Vila Do Bispo, Portugal.
22 : Univ Nacl Autonoma Mexico, Unidad Acad Mazatlan, Inst Ciencias Mar & Limnol, Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico.
23 : Univ Lisbon, Ctr Ecol & Environm Changes, Fac Ciencias, P-1749016 Lisbon, Portugal.
24 : Univ Lisbon, Dept Biol Anim, Fac Ciencias, P-1749016 Lisbon, Portugal.
25 : Amer Univ Sharjah, Univ City, Sharjah, U Arab Emirates.
26 : Ctr Invest & Estudios Avanzados CINESTAV, Unidad Merida Km 6 Antigua Carretera, Merida 97310, Yucatan, Mexico.
27 : Univ Murcia, Dept Ecol & Hydrol, E-30100 Murcia, Spain.
28 : Ca Foscari Unvers, Venic Campus Sci,Via Torino 155, I-30170 Venice, Italy.
29 : Univ Mohammed 5, Fac Sci, Rabat, Morocco.
30 : Univ Cape Town, Sch Econ, Environm Econ Policy Res Unit, Private Bag, ZA-7700 Rondebosch, South Africa.
31 : Odessa State Environm Univ, Dept Oceanol & Marine Nat Management, Lvivska Str 15, UA-65016 Odessa, Ukraine.
32 : Univ Canberra, Inst Appl Ecol, Canberra, ACT 2617, Australia.
33 : Univ Adelaide, Dept Ecol & Environm Sci, Adelaide, SA, Australia.
Source Journal For Nature Conservation (1617-1381) (Elsevier Gmbh, Urban & Fischer Verlag), 2018-07 , Vol. 44 , P. 50-65
DOI 10.1016/j.jnc.2018.02.009
WOS© Times Cited 124
Keyword(s) Coastal lagoons, Ecosystem services, Climate change, Human welfare, Benefits, Wellbeing
Abstract

The natural conservation of coastal lagoons is important not only for their ecological importance, but also because of the valuable ecosystem services they provide for human welfare and wellbeing. Coastal lagoons are shallow semi-enclosed systems that support important habitats such as wetlands, mangroves, salt-marshes and seagrass meadows, as well as a rich biodiversity. Coastal lagoons are also complex social-ecological systems and the ecosystem services that lagoons deliver provide livelihoods, benefits wellbeing and welfare to humans. This study assessed, quantified and valued the ecosystem services of 32 coastal lagoons. The main findings of the study were: (i) the definitions of ecosystem services are still not generally accepted; (ii) the quantification of ecosystem services is made in many different ways, using different units; (iii) the evaluation in monetary terms of some ecosystem service is problematic, often relying on non-monetary evaluation methods; (iv) when ecosystem services are valued in monetary terms, this may represent very different human benefits; and, (v) different aspects of climate change, including increasing temperature (SST), sea-level rise (SLR) and changes in rainfall patterns threaten the valuable ecosystem services of coastal lagoons.

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Newton Alice, Brito Ana C., Icely John D., Derolez Valerie, Clara Ines, Angus Stewart, Schernewski Gerald, Inacio Miguel, Lillebo Ana I., Sousa Ana I., Bejaoui Bechir, Solidoro Cosimo, Tosic Marko, Canedo-Arguelles Miguel, Yamamuro Masumi, Reizopoulou Sofia, Tseng Hsiao-Chun, Canu Donata, Roselli Leonilde, Maanan Mohamed, Cristina Sonia, Ruiz-Fernandez Ana Carolina, de Lima Ricardo F., Kjerfve Bjorn, Rubio-Cisneros Nadia, Perez-Ruzafa Angel, Marcos Concepcion, Pastres Roberto, Pranovi Fabio, Snoussi Maria, Turpie Jane, Tuchkovenko Yurii, Dyack Brenda, Brookes Justin, Povilanskas Ramunas, Khokhlov Valeriy (2018). Assessing, quantifying and valuing the ecosystem services of coastal lagoons. Journal For Nature Conservation, 44, 50-65. Publisher's official version : https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jnc.2018.02.009 , Open Access version : https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00427/53879/