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Biodiversity and ecosystem services: a multilayered relationship.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21943703     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The relationship between biodiversity and the rapidly expanding research and policy field of ecosystem services is confused and is damaging efforts to create coherent policy. Using the widely accepted Convention on Biological Diversity definition of biodiversity and work for the U.K. National Ecosystem Assessment we show that biodiversity has key roles at all levels of the ecosystem service hierarchy: as a regulator of underpinning ecosystem processes, as a final ecosystem service and as a good that is subject to valuation, whether economic or otherwise. Ecosystem science and practice has not yet absorbed the lessons of this complex relationship, which suggests an urgent need to develop the interdisciplinary science of ecosystem management bringing together ecologists, conservation biologists, resource economists and others.
Authors:
Georgina M Mace; Ken Norris; Alastair H Fitter
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-09-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  Trends in ecology & evolution     Volume:  27     ISSN:  1872-8383     ISO Abbreviation:  Trends Ecol. Evol. (Amst.)     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-12-28     Completed Date:  2012-04-09     Revised Date:  2014-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8805125     Medline TA:  Trends Ecol Evol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  19-26     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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Biodiversity*
Ecosystem*
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