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Ecological recovery and resilience in environmental risk assessments at the European Food Safety Authority

Ecological recovery and resilience in environmental risk assessments at the European Food Safety Authority
Ecological recovery and resilience in environmental risk assessments at the European Food Safety Authority

A conceptual framework was developed by a working group of the Scientific Committee of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) to guide risk assessors and risk managers on when and how to integrate ecological recovery and resilience assessments into environmental risk assessments (ERA). In this commentary we advocate that a systems approach is required to integrate the diversity of ecosystem services (ES) providing units, environmental factors, scales, and stressor-related responses necessary to address the context dependency of recovery and resilience in agricultural landscapes. A future challenge in the resilience assessment remains to identify the relevant bundles of ecosystem services provided by different types of agroecosystem that need to be assessed in concert. Integr Environ Assess Manag 2018;14:586–591.

Ecological resilience, Ecosystem services delivery, Internal and external recovery, Normal operating range, Systems approach
1551-3793
586-591
Brock, Theo
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Brock, Theo, Bigler, Franz, Frampton, Geoff, Hogstrand, Christer, Luttik, Robert, Martin-Laurent, Fabrice, Topping, Christopher John, van der Werf, Wopke and Rortais, Agnes (2018) Ecological recovery and resilience in environmental risk assessments at the European Food Safety Authority. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management, 14 (5), 586-591. (doi:10.1002/ieam.4079).

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A conceptual framework was developed by a working group of the Scientific Committee of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) to guide risk assessors and risk managers on when and how to integrate ecological recovery and resilience assessments into environmental risk assessments (ERA). In this commentary we advocate that a systems approach is required to integrate the diversity of ecosystem services (ES) providing units, environmental factors, scales, and stressor-related responses necessary to address the context dependency of recovery and resilience in agricultural landscapes. A future challenge in the resilience assessment remains to identify the relevant bundles of ecosystem services provided by different types of agroecosystem that need to be assessed in concert. Integr Environ Assess Manag 2018;14:586–591.

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Accepted/In Press date: 18 June 2018
e-pub ahead of print date: 17 August 2018
Published date: 1 September 2018
Keywords: Ecological resilience, Ecosystem services delivery, Internal and external recovery, Normal operating range, Systems approach

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Local EPrints ID: 424358
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/424358
ISSN: 1551-3793
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Last modified: 13 Mar 2019 18:05

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Author: Theo Brock
Author: Franz Bigler
Author: Geoff Frampton
Author: Christer Hogstrand
Author: Robert Luttik
Author: Fabrice Martin-Laurent
Author: Christopher John Topping
Author: Wopke van der Werf
Author: Agnes Rortais

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