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dc.contributorVirginia Tech
dc.contributor.authorVillamagna, A.
dc.contributor.authorGiesecke, C.
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-14T14:17:19Z
dc.date.available2014-05-14T14:17:19Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.citationVillamagna, A., and C. Giesecke. 2014. Adapting human well-being frameworks for ecosystem service assessments across diverse landscapes. Ecology and Society 19(1): 11. http://dx.doi.org/10.5751/ES-06173-190111
dc.identifier.issn1708-3087
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/47998
dc.description.abstractThere is broad support for the notion that ecosystem services influence human well-being (HWB), however, the means to measure such an effect are elusive. Measures of HWB are commonly used within the fields of psychology, economics, and international development, but thus far have not been integrated fully into ecosystem service assessments. We examine the multidimensional nature of HWB and discuss the need for a robust framework that captures its complex relationship with ecosystem services. We review several well-known HWB indices and describe the adaptation of two frameworks-the Economist Intelligence Unit's Quality of Life Index and the Sustainable Livelihoods Framework-to evaluate county-level HWB within the Albemarle-Pamlico Basin (Virginia and North Carolina, USA) using a stakeholder-engaged approach. We present maps of HWB that illustrate the results of both frameworks, discuss the feedback from stakeholders that guided indicator and data selection, and examine the observed differences in HWB throughout the basin. We conclude with suggestions for enhancing the role of ecosystem services in HWB indices.
dc.description.sponsorshipU.S. Geological Survey's National Aquatic Gap Analysis Program
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherResilience Alliance
dc.subjectalbemarle-pamlico basin
dc.subjectecosystem services
dc.subjecthuman well-being
dc.subjectquality
dc.subjectof life
dc.subjectquality-of-life
dc.subjectecology
dc.subjectenvironmental studies
dc.titleAdapting Human Well-being Frameworks for Ecosystem Service Assessments across Diverse Landscapes
dc.typeArticle
dc.identifier.urlhttp://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol19/iss1/art11/
dc.date.accessed2014-05-12
dc.title.serialEcology and Society
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.5751/es-06173-190111


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