Indicators and methods for assessing and evaluating ecosystem services in metropolitan regions Authors Christian Albert Ruhr-Universität Bochum https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2591-4779 Reinhard Henke Regionalverband FrankfurtRheinMain https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3321-4684 Janette Iwanowski biota – Institut für ökologische Forschung und Planung GmbH https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7256-7776 Antje Kosan Regionalverband FrankfurtRheinMain https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3982-2215 Dietmar Mehl biota – Institut für ökologische Forschung und Planung GmbH https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7355-5937 Claudia Romelli Ruhr University Bochum, Institute of Geography https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1174-3200 DOI: https://doi.org/10.14512/rur.75 Keywords: Ecosystem services, Indicators, Land use planning, Landscape planning, Strategic environmental assessment Abstract This paper presents a scientifically credible and practically relevant set of indicators and methods to assess and evaluate ecosystem services of relevance for land use and landscape planning. The research questions are (i) to identify suitable ecosystem services, indicators, and methods, and (ii) to assess the proposed indicators regarding the respective data availability and assessment effort. The region of Frankfurt/Rhein-Main (Germany) serves as the case study. The methods include the synthesis of a specifically adapted list of ecosystem services indicators based on relevant prior research and an expert-based and application-oriented evaluation. The proposed list for the region of Frankfurt/Rhein-Main contains 27 ecosystemservices, with one or more associated indicators each. The evaluation reveals that metropolitan regions in Germany usually provide sufficient data to assess almost all ecosystem services. The assessment effort differs, but is generally moderate. The paper concludes with recommendations for practical application in the Frankfurt region and beyond. Downloads Download data is not yet available. Downloads PDF (Deutsch) HTML (Deutsch) XML (Deutsch) Published Issue publication date 2022-02-28 (version 2)Published online first 2022-01-31 (version 1) Versions 2022-02-28 (2) 2022-01-31 (1) How to Cite Albert, C., Henke, R., Iwanowski, J., Kosan, A., Mehl, D. and Romelli, C. (2022) “Indicators and methods for assessing and evaluating ecosystem services in metropolitan regions”, Raumforschung und Raumordnung | Spatial Research and Planning. DE, 80(1), pp. 22-39. doi: 10.14512/rur.75. More Citation Formats ACM ACS APA ABNT Chicago Harvard IEEE MLA Turabian Vancouver Download Citation Endnote/Zotero/Mendeley (RIS) BibTeX Issue Vol. 80 No. 1 (2022) Section Article License Copyright (c) 2022 Christian Albert, Reinhard Henke, Janette Iwanowski, Antje Kosan, Dietmar Mehl, Claudia Romelli This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Articles in Raumforschung und Raumordnung - Spatial Research and Planing are published under a Creative Commons license. Until Vol. 79 No. 1, articles were published under a CC BY-SA license. From Vol. 79 No. 2 (2021), the license applied is the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License CC BY 4.0. Under this license, anyone may access, copy, redistribute, or adapt these articles, as long as the author and original source are properly cited and the contributions are distributed under the same license as the original.