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Crowdsourced photos help identify spatial relationships among cultural, regulating services and biodiversity

A new study conducted by the group members Heera Lee and Bumsuk Seo is published in Ecosystem Services (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoser.2022.101411)

This study investigated the relationships between cultural ecosystem services (landscape aesthetics and existence) using crowdsourced photographs, carbon storage and species richness of plants and butterflies for a case study in Saxony, Germany. It was found that the relationship between cultural services and species richness was higher for butterflies than for plants. Forest cover showed a positive relationship with cultural services and carbon storage. However, it was negatively impacted when forest cover was higher than 50%. The findings of this study can provide additional information for spatial planning in the study region.

Citation:
Lee, H., Seo, B., Cord, A., Volk, M. and Lautenbach, S. 2022. Using crowdsourced images to study selected cultural ecosystem services and their relationships with species richness and carbon sequestration, Ecosystem Services, 54. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoser.2022.101411

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