Ecosystem Services: Understanding Drivers, Opportunities, and Risks to Move Towards Sustainable Land Management and Governance

  • Matthias SchröterEmail author
  • Aletta Bonn
  • Stefan Klotz
  • Ralf Seppelt
  • Cornelia Baessler


The Atlas of Ecosystem Services has collected knowledge on drivers, trade-offs, and synergies of ecosystem services and biodiversity, as well as societal responses. It presents case studies from various fields to demonstrate concepts of sustainable land management and governance. In this final chapter, we identify important open questions to sketch avenues for future research in the field (see also Grunewald and Bastian [1]).


Variables Driving forces Spatio-temporal patterns Trade-offs Interdisciplinarity 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Matthias Schröter
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Aletta Bonn
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Stefan Klotz
    • 4
  • Ralf Seppelt
    • 5
    • 6
  • Cornelia Baessler
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Ecosystem ServicesHelmholtz Centre for Environmental Research–UFZLeipzigGermany
  2. 2.German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-LeipzigLeipzigGermany
  3. 3.Institute of BiodiversityFriedrich Schiller University JenaJenaGermany
  4. 4.Department of Community EcologyHelmholtz Centre for Environmental Research–UFZHalleGermany
  5. 5.Department of Computational Landscape EcologyHelmholtz Centre for Environmental Research–UFZLeipzigGermany
  6. 6.Institute of Geoscience and GeographyMartin Luther University Halle-WittenbergHalleGermany

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