Sustainable Coastal Land Management: Trade-Offs in Ecosystem Services

Collaborative landscape planning for Co-Design of ecosystem-based land management scenarios. Transdisciplinary processes are important to develop sustainable strategies to climate-proof coastal areas.

This paper conducts an empirical case study in the low-lying coastal areas of northwest Germany. During a collaborative landscape planning process, four different ecosystem-based land management scenarios were co-designed by regional experts and researchers. The participatory and iterative process included:

- the development of scenario narratives to define planning goals

- the use of land use elements and their relations to ecosystem services as planning entities in terms of indicators

- the art-based illustrations of the different scenarios

- and an evaluation and monitoring of the outcomes.

As an important result of the collaborative landscape planning process, essential elements of the actor-based scenario were implemented in the regional spatial plan of the county (RROP)

The scenarios were made in:

The scenarios look out to:

2016

2050

Project facts

Germany

Lower Saxony

2016

Submitted by:

Leena Karrasch

Project leader

13 september 2022

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Leena Karrasch

Sustainable Coastal Land Management: Trade-Offs in Ecosystem Services

Resources

Karrasch, L., Maier, M., Kleyer, M., & Klenke, T. (2017). Collaborative landscape planning: Co-design of ecosystem-based land management scenarios. Sustainability, 9(9), 1668.

Miguel Cebrián-Piqueras, Leena Karrasch, Michael Kleyer (2017): Coupling stakeholder assessments of ecosystem services with biophysical ecosystem properties reveals importance of social contexts. Ecosystem Services 23, 108-115.

Karrasch, L., Klenke, T., & Kleyer, M. (2019). Land-use elements and attributed ecosystem services: an archetype approach to land-use evaluation at the German North Sea coast. Ecology and Society, 24(2).

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