Ecosystem services in Stockholm

The Stockholm region is of great international interest when it comes to urban ecological research.

S. Zeff/Azote

S. Zeff/Azote

The Stockholm region is of great international interest when it comes to urban ecological research. Green spaces extend from the countryside into the city centre where the world’s first National City Park is situated. Researchers at the Stockholm Resilience Centre have since the 1990s been studying the ecosystem services that the national city park provides to Stockholm, and analysed  how users of the park prioritize and value green  spaces and biodiversity. These studies are part of a larger social-ecological analysis in which the social sciences, humanities and natural sciences collaborate to investigate how ecosystem services are used, maintained and are dependent on the surrounding landscape.