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Predicting ecosystem collapse: Spatial factors that influence risks to tropical ecosystems
Biological traits explain extinction at the species level, but what factors explain collapse at the ecosystem level? Using ecosystem Red List criteria from the International Union for Conservation of Nature, we calculated ...
Can ecosystem properties be fully translated into service values? An economic valuation of aquatic plants services
(Ecological Society Of America, 2011-09)
We carried out an integrated analysis of ecosystem services in the Doñana social-ecological system (southwestern Spain), from the providers (different aquatic plant functional groups) to the beneficiaries (different ...
Crab Burrowing Limits Surface Litter Accumulation in a Temperate Salt Marsh: Implications for Ecosystem Functioning and Connectivity
Burial of aboveground plant litter by animals reduces the amount available for surface transport and places it into a different environment, affecting decomposition rates and fluxes of organic matter to adjacent ecosystems. ...
The ecosystem functioning dimension in conservation: Insights from remote sensing
An important goal of conservation biology is the maintenance of ecosystem processes. Incorporating quantitative measurements of ecosystem functions into conservation practice is important given that it provides not only ...
Toward an integrated ecosystem perspective of invasive species impacts
(Gauthier-villars/editions Elsevier, 2014-01)
Progress in the study of ecosystem impacts of invasive species can be facilitated by moving from the evaluation of invasive species impacts on particular processes to the analysis of their overall effects on ecosystem ...
Overview and challenges of Marine Biodiversity Research in Peru
(Universidad de Concepción.Facultad de Ciencias Naturales y Oceanográficas., 2003)
Ecosystem Services as a Common Language for Coastal Ecosystem-Based Management
(Wiley Blackwell Publishing, Inc, 2009-11-10)
Ecosystem-based management is logistically and politically challenging because ecosystems are inherently complex and management decisions affect a multitude of groups. Coastal ecosystems, which lie at the interface between ...
Incorporating plant functional diversity effects in ecosystem service assessments
(National Academy of Sciences, 2007-12)
Global environmental change affects the sustained provision of a wide set of ecosystem services. Although the delivery of ecosystem services is strongly affected by abiotic drivers and direct land use effects, it is also ...
Regional patterns of ecosystem functional diversity in the Argentina Pampas using MODIS time-series
(Elsevier Science, 2018-01)
The characterization of ecosystem functioning is significant for different purposes such as biodiversity conservation and ecosystem services. A key aspect of ecosystem functioning is carbon gains, since it represents the ...
Ecosystem services: Where on earth?
The analysis of temporal changes in the number of scientific articles vvritten on ecosystem services shows an exponential growth from 1991 to 2013. Hovvever, it also shows a lack of information regarding the location of ...