Atlas of Ecosystem Services

Drivers, Risks, and Societal Responses

  • Matthias Schröter
  • Aletta Bonn
  • Stefan Klotz
  • Ralf Seppelt
  • Cornelia Baessler

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxx
  2. Conceptual Background

  3. Drivers and Their Risks for Ecosystems, Their Functions, and Services

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
    2. Klaus Henle, Joseph Tzanopoulos, Pascal Marty, Vesna Grobelnik, Raphaël Mathevet, Anna V. Hetterley
      Pages 39-50
    3. Alice Boit, Boris Sakschewski, Lena Boysen, Ana Cano-Crespo, Jan Clement, Nashieli Garcia Alaniz et al.
      Pages 57-61
    4. Rico Fischer, Nikolai Knapp, Friedrich Bohn, Andreas Huth
      Pages 63-67
    5. Tomáš Václavík, Sven Lautenbach, Tobias Kuemmerle, Ralf Seppelt
      Pages 69-75
    6. Hans-Jörg Vogel, Ute Wollschläger, Katharina Helming, Uwe Heinrich, Matthias Willms, Martin Wiesmeier et al.
      Pages 77-82
    7. Ilse R. Geijzendorffer, Thomas Galewski, Anis Guelmami, Christian Perennou, Nadege Popoff, Patrick Grillas
      Pages 83-89
    8. Jacqueline Loos, Péter Batáry, Ingo Grass, Catrin Westphal, Svenja Bänsch, Aliette Bosem Baillod et al.
      Pages 91-96
    9. Oliver Schweiger, Markus Franzén, Mark Frenzel, Paul Galpern, Jeremy Kerr, Alexandra Papanikolaou et al.
      Pages 105-111
    10. Martin Dotzauer, Jaqueline Daniel-Gromke, Daniela Thrän
      Pages 113-117
    11. Sebastian Strunz, Erik Gawel, Alexandra Purkus
      Pages 119-124
    12. Thomas Lauf, Kristina Ek, Erik Gawel, Paul Lehmann, Patrik Söderholm
      Pages 125-128
    13. Joerg A. Priess, Christian Hoyer, Greta Jäckel, Eva Lang, Sebastian Pomm, Christian Schweitzer
      Pages 129-134
    14. Joerg A. Priess, Jennifer Hauck, Roy Haines-Young, Rob Alkemade, Maryia Mandryk, Clara J. Veerkamp et al.
      Pages 135-140
    15. Andreas Marx, Markus Erhard, Stephan Thober, Rohini Kumar, David Schäfer, Luis Samaniego et al.
      Pages 173-178
    16. Lukas Y. Wick, Antonis Chatzinotas
      Pages 179-182
    17. Wim de Vries, Lena Schulte-Uebbing
      Pages 183-189
    18. Karsten Rinke, Philipp Steffen Keller, Xiangzhen Kong, Dietrich Borchardt, Markus Weitere
      Pages 191-195
    19. Christian Griebler, Maria Avramov, Grant Hose
      Pages 197-203
    20. Jeanette Völker, Dietrich Borchardt
      Pages 205-210
    21. Saskia Knillmann, Matthias Liess
      Pages 211-214
    22. Sonja Knapp, Marten Winter, Andreas Zehnsdorf, Ingolf Kühn
      Pages 215-223
    23. Thomas Koellner, Nikolaus McLachlan, Sebastian Arnhold
      Pages 237-241
  4. Trade-offs and Synergies Among Ecosystem Services

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 243-243
    2. Anna F. Cord, Nina Schwarz, Ralf Seppelt, Martin Volk, Matthias Schröter
      Pages 245-249
    3. Ralf Seppelt, Michael Beckmann, Silvia Ceauşu, Anna F. Cord, Katharina Gerstner, Jessica Gurevitch et al.
      Pages 251-256
    4. Stefan Majer, Daniela Thrän, André Brosowski
      Pages 263-269
    5. Dagmar Haase, Annegret Haase, Dieter Rink, Justus Quanz
      Pages 271-277
    6. Andreas Dittrich, Ralf Seppelt, Tomáš Václavík, Anna F. Cord
      Pages 279-283
    7. Elena M. Bennett, Cecile Albert, Aaron Ball, Jeffrey Cardille, Karine Dancose, Sylvestre Delmotte et al.
      Pages 291-300

About this book


Human well-being is significantly affected by the contributions provided by ecosystems, or ecosystem services. In this well-illustrated atlas, world-class experts identify and discuss key driving forces, trade-offs, and synergies of ecosystem services. Through interdisciplinary case studies varying across ecosystems and scales, this atlas narrows the knowledge gap between ecosystem services management and related fields of study.

This atlas begins with conceptual background and proceeds to present drivers and their risks for ecosystems, their functions and services, and biodiversity. Trade-offs and synergies among ecosystem services and societal responses to the drivers and trade-offs are discussed. Sustainable land management and governance concepts are demonstrated throughout the atlas. Environmental scientists, practitioners and policy makers worldwide will appreciate the solutions and best practices identified throughout the chapters. Students of environmental sciences, socio-economics and landscape planning will find this atlas to be a valuable read, as well.


ecosystem services synergies trade-offs socio-environmental systems sustainability environmental management climate change environmental economics vulnerabilities environmental risk

Editors and affiliations

  • Matthias Schröter
    • 1
  • Aletta Bonn
    • 2
  • Stefan Klotz
    • 3
  • Ralf Seppelt
    • 4
  • Cornelia Baessler
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of Ecosystem ServicesHelmholtz Centre for Environmental Research–UFZLeipzigGermany
  2. 2.Department of Ecosystem ServicesHelmholtz Centre for Environmental Research–UFZLeipzigGermany
  3. 3.Department of Community EcologyHelmholtz Centre for Environmental Research–UFZHalleGermany
  4. 4.Department of Computational Landscape EcologyHelmholtz Centre for Environmental Research–UFZLeipzigGermany
  5. 5.Department of Community EcologyHelmholtz Centre for Environmental Research–UFZHalleGermany

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