Enhancing Ecosystem Services Management in Protected Areas Through Participatory System Dynamics Modelling

Keywords: Ecosystem services, Social-ecological systems, System dynamics, Participatory modelling, Stakeholder engagement


Ecosystem services (ES) depend on coupled ecological and socioeconomic processes. We propose participatory modelling as a tool for sharing and co-creating knowledge about processes supporting (or eroding) local ES. The proposal consists of an open library of introductory ES dynamic models to be tailored for each case study. Such a library is illustrated by two ES examples and five models, published in an open-access web-platform. The results can contribute to the improvement of both analysis and deliberation, helping managers to design better policies and stakeholders to better formulate expectations.


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Scolozzi, R.; Schirpke, U.; Geneletti, D. Enhancing Ecosystem Services Management in Protected Areas Through Participatory System Dynamics Modelling. LO 2019, 73, 1-17.
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