Ecosystem services in Hungarian karst areas

Kiss M. and Tanács Eszter and Bárány-Kevei Ilona: Ecosystem services in Hungarian karst areas. In: Acta climatologica, (44-45). pp. 41-49. (2011)

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Ecosystem service assessments provide a new and effective methodology in environmental management with several good experiences worldwide. In our study, we surveyed the services of a special landscape type, the karst areas in Hungary. Special characteristics of the karstecosystem are the high vulnerability and the three-dimensional and very fast processes. The importance of karsts is indicated primarily by drinking water provision, but they provide several other services with high economic value like soil formation, habitat function, timber production, climate regulation, recreation and aesthetic value. Hungarian karst areas are mainly in bad condition from a socio-geographical point of view, thus we propose that ecosystem services should be better incorporated in regional development processes.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Acta climatologica
Date: 2011
Volume: 44-45
ISSN: 0563-0614
Page Range: pp. 41-49
Language: English
Place of Publication: Szeged
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Karsztjelenségek, Ökológiai rendszerek, Környezetgazdálkodás
Additional Information: Bibliogr.: p. 48-49. ; ill. ; összefoglalás angol nyelven
Subjects: 01. Natural sciences
01. Natural sciences > 01.05. Earth and related environmental sciences
Date Deposited: 2016. Oct. 15. 14:09
Last Modified: 2022. Dec. 14. 13:54

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