Vulnerability of Ecosystem Services under the Impacts of Climate Change: A Literature Review

Arslan E. S.

in: Theories, Techniques, Strategies" For Spatial Planners & Designers, Murat Özyavuz, Editor, Peter Lang Publishing, Inc., Bern, pp.481-497, 2021

  • Publication Type: Book Chapter / Chapter Research Book
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing, Inc.
  • City: Bern
  • Page Numbers: pp.481-497
  • Editors: Murat Özyavuz, Editor
  • Süleyman Demirel University Affiliated: Yes


Due to climate change (CC) effects, ecosystems and their services are become more and more vulnerable. In recent years, scientists have attention to this subject for providing protection and management strategies against future climate conditions. Today, it is obviously seen that, changing climate conditions would significantly change the distribution, composition and benefits of the ecosystem services (ES) in the future. The aim of this study is to identify the relation between CC and ES scrutinizing of the articles focused on the vulnerability of ecosystem services against CC impacts. Forty seven articles are reviewed in terms of their titles and topics. In this study articles are reviewed via answering research questions related to their tools and techniques for determining the effects of CC on their focusing ES types. Results showed that there is widely concerning about the impacts of CC on ES especially related to the water and forest ecosystems. The overall picture from the result of related studies is analyzing the impacts of CC from different points of view like ecological and economical on the pro-visioning of ES. Studies clearly indicated the vulnerability of the ES under the future climate scenarios.