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Assessment of land use impact on water-related ecosystem services capturing the integrated terrestrial-aquatic system

Wouter Maes UGent, Griet Heuvelmans and Bart Muys (2009) ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY. 43(19). p.7324-7330
abstract
Although the importance of green (evaporative) water flows in delivering ecosystem services has been recognized, most operational impact assessment methods still focus only on blue water flows. In this paper, we present a new model to evaluate the effect of land use occupation and transformation on water quantity. Conceptually based on the supply of ecosystem services by terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, the model is developed for, but not limited to, land use impact assessment in life cycle assessment(LCA) and requires a minimum amount of input data. Impact is minimal when evapotranspiration is equal to that of the potential natural vegetation, and maximal when evapotranspiration is zero or when it exceeds a threshold value derived from die concept of environmental water requirement Three refinements to the model, requiring more input data, are proposed. The first refinement considers a minimal impact over a certain range based on the boundary evapotranspiration of the potential natural vegetation. In the second refinement the effects of evaporation and transpiration are accounted for separately, and in the third refinement a more correct estimate of evaporation from a fully sealed surface is incorporated. The simplicity and user friendliness of the proposed impact assessment method are illustrated with two examples.
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CONIFEROUS FORESTS, HYDRAULIC REDISTRIBUTION, FRESH-WATER, LOCAL CLIMATE, SOIL-WATER, BIODIVERSITY, CARBON, MANAGEMENT, RUNOFF, EVAPOTRANSPIRATION
journal title
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Environ. Sci. Technol.
volume
43
issue
19
pages
7324 - 7330
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000270136500029
JCR category
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
JCR impact factor
4.63 (2009)
JCR rank
7/178 (2009)
JCR quartile
1 (2009)
ISSN
0013-936X
DOI
10.1021/es900613w
language
English
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A1
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1055971
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-1055971
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2010-10-08 14:48:08
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  author       = {Maes, Wouter and Heuvelmans, Griet and Muys, Bart},
  issn         = {0013-936X},
  journal      = {ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE \& TECHNOLOGY},
  keyword      = {CONIFEROUS FORESTS,HYDRAULIC REDISTRIBUTION,FRESH-WATER,LOCAL CLIMATE,SOIL-WATER,BIODIVERSITY,CARBON,MANAGEMENT,RUNOFF,EVAPOTRANSPIRATION},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {19},
  pages        = {7324--7330},
  title        = {Assessment of land use impact on water-related ecosystem services capturing the integrated terrestrial-aquatic system},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/es900613w},
  volume       = {43},
  year         = {2009},
}

Chicago
Maes, Wouter, Griet Heuvelmans, and Bart Muys. 2009. “Assessment of Land Use Impact on Water-related Ecosystem Services Capturing the Integrated Terrestrial-aquatic System.” Environmental Science & Technology 43 (19): 7324–7330.
APA
Maes, Wouter, Heuvelmans, G., & Muys, B. (2009). Assessment of land use impact on water-related ecosystem services capturing the integrated terrestrial-aquatic system. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, 43(19), 7324–7330.
Vancouver
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Maes W, Heuvelmans G, Muys B. Assessment of land use impact on water-related ecosystem services capturing the integrated terrestrial-aquatic system. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY. 2009;43(19):7324–30.
MLA
Maes, Wouter, Griet Heuvelmans, and Bart Muys. “Assessment of Land Use Impact on Water-related Ecosystem Services Capturing the Integrated Terrestrial-aquatic System.” ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY 43.19 (2009): 7324–7330. Print.