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Record number 494910
Title Modelling Trade-offs between erosion prevention and other ecosystem services using the Landscape IMAGES Framework
Author(s) Yalew, Seleshi; Rossing, W.A.H.; Bianchi, F.J.J.A.; Groot, J.C.J.; Fleskens, L.
Event 3rd OpenWater2015 symposium, Addis Ababa, 2015-09-14/2015-09-17
Department(s) Farming Systems Ecology
Soil Physics and Land Management
Publication type Abstract in scientific journal or proceedings
Publication year 2015
Keyword(s) semi-natural habitats, Landscape IMAGES, trade-off, ecosystem services, erosion
Abstract Modelling Trade-offs between Erosion Prevention and Other Ecosystem Services using the Landscape IMAGES Framework

Semi-natural habitats such as grasslands, bush lands and other vegetation patches found within or bordering agricultural fields in a watershed are highly important in providing various ecosystem services such as biological pest control, pollination and erosion prevention. The EU FP7-funded QuESSA (Quantification of Ecological Services for Sustainable Agriculture) project was initiated to explore synergies and trade-offs among ecosystem services from semi-natural habitats in European landscapes. The Landscape IMAGES (LI) modelling framework is used to analyse trade-offs between various ecosystem services by applying multi-objective optimization on heuristically generated land-use alternatives. Analysis of trade-offs between landscape-level erosion prevention and other ecosystem services associated with semi-natural habitats in agricultural landscapes in Europe was simulated using LI. The tool may be of interest for similar applications of trade-offs analysis between ecosystem services in other parts of the world.
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