ecosystem services

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The thematic assessment of pollinators, pollination and food production carried out under the auspices of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services aims to assess animal pollination as a regulating ecosystem service underpinning food production in the context of its contribution to nature’s gifts to...


The thematic assessment of pollinators, pollination and food production carried out under the auspices of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services aims to assess animal pollination as a regulating ecosystem service underpinning food production in the context of its contribution to nature’s gifts to...


The Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) are a global asset for biodiversity and ecosystem services. With an area of more than 4 million square kilometre, this terrestrial mountain biome is one of most diverse and rich in biodiversity, cultural diversity with mosaic of ecosystems that provides ecosystem services to one third of the humanity. With...


L’évolution des sociétés humaines (démographie, urbanisation, agriculture, transports...) d’une part, et le dérèglement climatique d’autre part, entrainent une intensification et une multiplication des pressions sur la biodiversité et des altérations de celle-ci, des perturbations du fonctionnement des écosystèmes et la réduction des services...


The assessment focuses on the linkages between ecosystems and human well-being and, in particular, on “ecosystem services.” An ecosystem is a dynamic complex of plant, animal, and microorganism communities and the nonliving environment interacting as a functional unit. The MA deals with the full range of ecosystems—from those relatively...


Tropical forest services contribute to development goals related to food, water, energy, health, safety, and poverty reduction, in addition to climate and biodiversity. However, precisely quantifying the economic value of forest services can be challenging. And initiatives to “make forests worth more alive than dead” by monetizing their...


Pollination is frequently identified as an important ecosystem service to agricultural production. In contrast, ecosystem disservices are rarely considered. This study explores pollinator service versus disservice in lowbush blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium) production. This crop is highly managed, requires insect pollination, and has a...