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‘The Matrix Reloaded': A review of expert knowledge use for mapping ecosystem services

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‘The Matrix Reloaded' : A review of expert knowledge use for mapping ecosystem services. / Jacobs, Sander; Burkhard, Benjamin; Van Daele, Toon; Staes, Jan; Schneiders, Anik.

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title = "‘The Matrix Reloaded': A review of expert knowledge use for mapping ecosystem services",
abstract = "Ecosystem service research covers a challenging socio-ecological complexity and simultaneously copes with a high policy demand for decision support in sustainable resource management. This stimulates proliferation of pragmatic modeling techniques, such as the matrix model: ecosystem service supply ismodeled using expert estimations per land use or land cover class. The matrix models popularity proves its main strengths (efficient, fast, accessible and adaptable), but also entails risks for scientific credibility and legitimacy of its results and ecosystem service assessments in general. Some of the mainmethodological critiques on the matrix model can be addressed especially by including measures of confidence, traceability, reliability, consistency and validity. This review presents recommendations and encourages these to become standard practise in future applications of the matrix model and relatedtechniques. Additionally, we argue that an extended matrix model could provide more than only scientifically sound and politically legitimate results. It could serve as a tool to improve cooperation between natural and social sciences, experts, stakeholders and decision makers: collaborative development of the matrix model contributes to transdisciplinary ecosystem service research aimed at effective implementation and action",
author = "Sander Jacobs and Benjamin Burkhard and {Van Daele}, Toon and Jan Staes and Anik Schneiders",
year = "2014",
doi = "10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2014.08.024",
language = "English",
journal = "ECOLOGICAL MODELLING",
issn = "0304-3800",
publisher = "Elsevier",

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TY - JOUR

T1 - ‘The Matrix Reloaded'

T2 - A review of expert knowledge use for mapping ecosystem services

AU - Jacobs, Sander

AU - Burkhard, Benjamin

AU - Van Daele, Toon

AU - Staes, Jan

AU - Schneiders, Anik

PY - 2014

Y1 - 2014

N2 - Ecosystem service research covers a challenging socio-ecological complexity and simultaneously copes with a high policy demand for decision support in sustainable resource management. This stimulates proliferation of pragmatic modeling techniques, such as the matrix model: ecosystem service supply ismodeled using expert estimations per land use or land cover class. The matrix models popularity proves its main strengths (efficient, fast, accessible and adaptable), but also entails risks for scientific credibility and legitimacy of its results and ecosystem service assessments in general. Some of the mainmethodological critiques on the matrix model can be addressed especially by including measures of confidence, traceability, reliability, consistency and validity. This review presents recommendations and encourages these to become standard practise in future applications of the matrix model and relatedtechniques. Additionally, we argue that an extended matrix model could provide more than only scientifically sound and politically legitimate results. It could serve as a tool to improve cooperation between natural and social sciences, experts, stakeholders and decision makers: collaborative development of the matrix model contributes to transdisciplinary ecosystem service research aimed at effective implementation and action

AB - Ecosystem service research covers a challenging socio-ecological complexity and simultaneously copes with a high policy demand for decision support in sustainable resource management. This stimulates proliferation of pragmatic modeling techniques, such as the matrix model: ecosystem service supply ismodeled using expert estimations per land use or land cover class. The matrix models popularity proves its main strengths (efficient, fast, accessible and adaptable), but also entails risks for scientific credibility and legitimacy of its results and ecosystem service assessments in general. Some of the mainmethodological critiques on the matrix model can be addressed especially by including measures of confidence, traceability, reliability, consistency and validity. This review presents recommendations and encourages these to become standard practise in future applications of the matrix model and relatedtechniques. Additionally, we argue that an extended matrix model could provide more than only scientifically sound and politically legitimate results. It could serve as a tool to improve cooperation between natural and social sciences, experts, stakeholders and decision makers: collaborative development of the matrix model contributes to transdisciplinary ecosystem service research aimed at effective implementation and action

U2 - 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2014.08.024

DO - 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2014.08.024

M3 - A1: Web of Science-article

JO - ECOLOGICAL MODELLING

JF - ECOLOGICAL MODELLING

SN - 0304-3800

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