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Accounting for ecosystem functioning using an improved ecological network analysis methodology; a case study on a forest ecosystem

Thomas Schaubroeck (UGent) , Jeroen Staelens (UGent) , Kris Verheyen (UGent) , Bart Muys and Jo Dewulf (UGent)
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The flow networks of an ecosystem provide insight into its functioning. A tool to study these flow networks is Ecological Network Analysis (ENA), in which total system indicators are calculated. ENA indicators characterize the functioning (or aspects of it, e.g. cycling) of an ecosystem. The goal of the study is the improvement of ENA for application in the field of environmental sustainability assessment, as the functioning of ecosystems and their alterations should be taken into account in such an assessment. The most important improvement is the specification of interactions of an ecosystem with its environment, since this is desired for an environmental sustainability assessment. Using the adapted ENA methodology, a case study has been performed on a forest ecosystem.

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Schaubroeck, Thomas, Jeroen Staelens, Kris Verheyen, Bart Muys, and Jo Dewulf. 2012. “Accounting for Ecosystem Functioning Using an Improved Ecological Network Analysis Methodology; a Case Study on a Forest Ecosystem.” In Applied Biological Sciences, 17th Symposium, Abstracts.
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Schaubroeck, T., Staelens, J., Verheyen, K., Muys, B., & Dewulf, J. (2012). Accounting for ecosystem functioning using an improved ecological network analysis methodology; a case study on a forest ecosystem. Applied Biological Sciences, 17th Symposium, Abstracts. Presented at the 17th PhD Symposium on Applied Biological Sciences.
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Schaubroeck T, Staelens J, Verheyen K, Muys B, Dewulf J. Accounting for ecosystem functioning using an improved ecological network analysis methodology; a case study on a forest ecosystem. Applied Biological Sciences, 17th Symposium, Abstracts. 2012.
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Schaubroeck, Thomas, Jeroen Staelens, Kris Verheyen, et al. “Accounting for Ecosystem Functioning Using an Improved Ecological Network Analysis Methodology; a Case Study on a Forest Ecosystem.” Applied Biological Sciences, 17th Symposium, Abstracts. 2012. Print.
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  abstract     = {The flow networks of an ecosystem provide insight into its functioning. A tool to study these flow networks is Ecological Network Analysis (ENA), in which total system indicators are calculated. ENA indicators characterize the functioning (or aspects of it, e.g. cycling) of an ecosystem. The goal of the study is the improvement of ENA for application in the field of environmental sustainability assessment, as the functioning of ecosystems and their alterations should be taken into account in such an assessment. The most important improvement is the specification of interactions of an ecosystem with its environment, since this is desired for an environmental sustainability assessment. Using the adapted ENA methodology, a case study has been performed on a forest ecosystem.},
  author       = {Schaubroeck, Thomas and Staelens, Jeroen and Verheyen, Kris and Muys, Bart and Dewulf, Jo},
  booktitle    = {Applied Biological Sciences, 17th Symposium, Abstracts},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Leuven, Belgium},
  title        = {Accounting for ecosystem functioning using an improved ecological network analysis methodology; a case study on a forest ecosystem},
  year         = {2012},
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