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dc.contributor.authorPinto, Rute-
dc.contributor.authorda Conceição Cunha, Maria-
dc.contributor.authorRoseta-Palma, Catarina-
dc.contributor.authorMarques, João Carlos-
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-23T12:00:28Z-
dc.date.available2018-01-23T12:00:28Z-
dc.date.issued2014-03-
dc.identifier.issn2198-7491por
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10316/46682-
dc.descriptionThe authors acknowledge the publisher in granting permission for making post-print version available in open access institutional repository.por
dc.description.abstractEcosystem sustainable management, and the underlying decision-making process, generally requires the analysis of ecological, social and economic information, integrating both value judgements and policy goals. Since this process can be regarded as complex and tricky, natural resource management requires a well-structured and transparent decision-making process. In this regard, it is necessary to search for and implement sets of measures which can effectively solve emerging problems. Based on the assumption that decisions concerning the management of watersheds may imply trade-offs between their different functions, the intent was to test if software tools, such as MULINO, could be used to enhance multi-level governance of ecosystems. To achieve this, the DPSIR and MCA were incorporated, to analyze and quantify the explicit trade-offs between several types of services provided by estuarine ecosystems and stakeholder objectives. The Mondego Estuary (Portugal) was used as case study. This system is under constant pressure, from both natural and anthropogenic drivers. Urban expansion and tourism were identified as having a strong impact on system development, while agriculture, although declining, had a determinant role in the system’s status. The study evaluated potential alternatives focusing on the water quality improvement goals that could be designed for the system. The MCA ranked several alternatives and pinpointed as the ʺbestʺ option the alternative that combines buffer zones, eco-tourism enhancement, wastewater treatment plant development, the Murraceira trademark and bivalves bio-control. This analysis allowed a simplification of several management objectives; nonetheless, further tests are still required to understand the real connection between these outcomes and decision-makers.por
dc.language.isoengpor
dc.publisherSpringerpor
dc.relationinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/FCT/3599-PPCDT/116313/PTpor
dc.relationinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/FCT/5876/136057/PTpor
dc.rightsopenAccesspor
dc.subjectWater quality improvementspor
dc.subjectWFDpor
dc.subjectDPSIR frameworkpor
dc.subjectEcosystem servicespor
dc.subjectMULINO-MCApor
dc.subjectDecision-support systempor
dc.titleMainstreaming Sustainable Decision-making for Ecosystems: Integrating Ecological and Socio-economic Targets within a Decision Support Systempor
dc.typearticle-
degois.publication.firstPage7por
degois.publication.lastPage19por
degois.publication.issue1por
degois.publication.titleEnvironmental Processespor
dc.relation.publisherversionhttps://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40710-014-0006-xpor
dc.peerreviewedyespor
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s40710-014-0006-xpor
degois.publication.volume1por
uc.controloAutoridadeSim-
item.fulltextCom Texto completo-
item.languageiso639-1en-
item.grantfulltextopen-
crisitem.author.deptFaculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade de Coimbra-
crisitem.author.deptFaculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade de Coimbra-
crisitem.author.parentdeptUniversidade de Coimbra-
crisitem.author.parentdeptUniversidade de Coimbra-
crisitem.author.researchunitMARE - Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre-
crisitem.author.researchunitMARE - Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre-
crisitem.author.orcid0000-0002-0903-785X-
crisitem.author.orcid0000-0001-8865-8189-
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