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The superior effect of nature based solutions in land management for enhancing ecosystem services

Overview of attention for article published in Science of the Total Environment, January 2018
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Title
The superior effect of nature based solutions in land management for enhancing ecosystem services
Published in
Science of the Total Environment, January 2018
DOI 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.08.077
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Authors

Saskia Keesstra, Joao Nunes, Agata Novara, David Finger, David Avelar, Zahra Kalantari, Artemi Cerdà

Abstract

The rehabilitation and restoration of land is a key strategy to recover services -goods and resources- ecosystems offer to the humankind. This paper reviews key examples to understand the superior effect of nature based solutions to enhance the sustainability of catchment systems by promoting desirable soil and landscape functions. The use of concepts such as connectivity and the theory of system thinking framework allowed to review coastal and river management as a guide to evaluate other strategies to achieve sustainability. In land management NBSs are not mainstream management. Through a set of case studies: organic farming in Spain; rewilding in Slovenia; land restoration in Iceland, sediment trapping in Ethiopia and wetland construction in Sweden, we show the potential of Nature based solutions (NBSs) as a cost-effective long term solution for hydrological risks and land degradation. NBSs can be divided into two main groups of strategies: soil solutions and landscape solutions. Soil solutions aim to enhance the soil health and soil functions through which local eco-system services will be maintained or restored. Landscape solutions mainly focus on the concept of connectivity. Making the landscape less connected, facilitating less rainfall to be transformed into runoff and therefore reducing flood risk, increasing soil moisture and reducing droughts and soil erosion we can achieve the sustainability. The enhanced eco-system services directly feed into the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 589 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 114 19%
Researcher 111 19%
Student > Ph. D. Student 109 19%
Student > Bachelor 54 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 32 5%
Other 84 14%
Unknown 85 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Environmental Science 199 34%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 90 15%
Engineering 42 7%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 38 6%
Social Sciences 26 4%
Other 60 10%
Unknown 134 23%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 23. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 02 January 2020.
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#869,188
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Outputs from Science of the Total Environment
#673
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#26,116
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Outputs of similar age from Science of the Total Environment
#7
of 127 outputs
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