An Investigation of the Regulatory Ecosystem Services Provided by Urban Trees on Campuses: Case of Aydın Adnan Menderes University


  • Ebru Ersoy Tonyaloğlu Aydin Adnan Menderes University, Faculty of Agriculture, Deparment of Landscape Architecture, Aydın/Türkiye



ADU, land cover, i-Tree Canopy, campus, crown cover


The aim of the study is to analyse the regulatory ecosystem services provided by the tree cover in the university campuses, where the impact on the environment is becoming increasingly important, and the monetary values ​​related to these, through the case of Aydın Adnan Menderes University central campus, and make suggestions for its future. In the realization of the study, 7 land cover types and their areal distributions were evaluated over a total of 2160 random points using the web-based i-Tree Canopy application. As a result, the tree crown cover, which constitutes 12.73% of the study area, removes a total of 771.52 kg of gas and particulate pollutants from the air ($8,802), the estimated annual carbon captured by the crown cover is 34.98 tons, and the total carbon stored by the crown cover is calculated as 878.44 tons ($294,736). The total estimated economic value delivered by all regulatory services is $303,537. Compared to other studies carried out in our country, the lack of tree cover on the central campus of Aydın Adnan Menderes University draws attention. However, considering that it has a great potential to increase tree cover, it can be stated that it has a good potential in terms of regulatory ecosystem services and the economic benefits they will bring both for the campus and for the whole city.


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How to Cite

Ersoy Tonyaloğlu, E. (2023). An Investigation of the Regulatory Ecosystem Services Provided by Urban Trees on Campuses: Case of Aydın Adnan Menderes University . Ecological Perspective, 3(1), 19–27.