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dc.creatorDurán Lázaro, Maríaes_ES
dc.creatorCanals Tresserras, Rosa Maríaes_ES
dc.creatorSáez Istilart, José Luises_ES
dc.creatorFerrer Lorés, V.es_ES
dc.creatorLera López, Fernandoes_ES
dc.description.abstractMountain ecosystems face many challenges related to global change. Most high-altitude grasslands in the Pyrenees, despite representing valuable assets recognised in the European conservation heritage, are at risk due to the decline of traditional extensive ranging. This research intends to quantify economically the loss of the provisioning service of high-quality food for livestock of an upland area on the western side of the range. The area is experiencing degradation due to the expansion of the native tall-grass Brachypodium rupestre, favoured by disruption of traditional grazing and anthropogenic fire regimes. We implement the substitution economic approach and use floristic and husbandry data to determine that the loss of food rations for livestock results in an unitary cost of 107 (sic).ha(-1).year(-1), amounting to 21146 (sic) for the whole degraded area, according to the most conservative estimate. The study also finds evidence that the decline in grassland value is closely associated with the digestibility to herbivores of B. rupestre during the growing season. This approach may be an effective tool to raise awareness of the problem among local and regional stakeholders and encourage further environmental actions to prevent the degradation.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThe project was financially supported by the INTERREG SUDOE Program (European Regional Development Fund, Open2preserve Project-SOE2/P5/E0804), the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation (CGL2011-29746) and the UPNA's PhD programme to M. Duran (2017-2021).en
dc.format.extent15 p.
dc.relation.ispartofEcosystem Services, 46 (2020) 101200en
dc.rights© 2020 Elsevier B.V. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0en
dc.subjectHigh-altitude grasslandsen
dc.subjectEnvironmental damageen
dc.subjectSpecial area of conservationen
dc.subjectExpanding speciesen
dc.subjectEnvironmental evaluationen
dc.subjectSubstitution methodsen
dc.subjectEcosystem servicesen
dc.titleDisruption of traditional land use regimes causes an economic loss of provisioning services in high-mountain grasslandsen
dc.typeArtículo / Artikuluaes
dc.contributor.departmentInstitute on Innovation and Sustainable Development in Food Chain - ISFOODes_ES
dc.contributor.departmentInstitute for Advanced Research in Business and Economics - INARBEes_ES
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dc.type.versionVersión aceptada / Onetsi den bertsioaes
dc.contributor.funderUniversidad Pública de Navarra / Nafarroako Unibertsitate Publikoaes

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