Ecosystem Services Ecosystem Function and the Ecosystem Approach
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This project focused on mapping the delivery of three ecosystems services each in one case study area in Scotland and then identify how the Scottish policies such as woodland expansion biodiversity, conservation and food production affect the land use. Scenarios for a future land use change were presented to show how the provision of the ecosystem services could change towards this different land use. In Glengarry, was shown how the delivery of timber could change from the current situation and a future management that enhance biodiversity. As it was difficult to map biodiversity, habitat networks which show connectivity between habitats such as woodlands were used to examine how woodland expansion can support biodiversity in South Mull. Delivery of water quality in Clyde Valley was mapped with GIS and potential woodland sites were identified in order for a possible reduces of pollution, and hence flooding. Food production would play a decisive role as a Scottish policy for the imminent land use in this case study area.