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Quantifying the evidence for biodiversity effects on ecosystem functioning and services.
Concern is growing about the consequences of biodiversity loss for ecosystem functioning, for the provision of ecosystem services, and for human well being. Experimental evidence for a relationshipExpand
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Where are Cultural and Social in Ecosystem Services? A Framework for Constructive Engagement
A focus on ecosystem services (ES) is seen as a means for improving decisionmaking. In the research to date, the valuation of the material contributions of ecosystems to human well-being has beenExpand
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The functional role of producer diversity in ecosystems.
Over the past several decades, a rapidly expanding field of research known as biodiversity and ecosystem functioning has begun to quantify how the world's biological diversity can, as an independentExpand
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Opinion: Why protect nature? Rethinking values and the environment
A cornerstone of environmental policy is the debate over protecting nature for humans’ sake (instrumental values) or for nature’s (intrinsic values) (1). We propose that focusing only on instrumentalExpand
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Methods for mapping ecosystem service supply: a review
Mapping key areas for ecosystem service (ES) supply is essential for the development of strategies that will ensure their future supply. Expand
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Scenarios for Global Biodiversity in the 21st Century
Assessing Biodiversity Declines Understanding human impact on biodiversity depends on sound quantitative projection. Pereira et al. (p. 1496, published online 26 October) review quantitativeExpand
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Humans and Nature: How Knowing and Experiencing Nature Affect Well-Being
Ecosystems provide many of the material building blocks for human well-being. Although quantification and appreciation of such contributions have rapidly grown, our dependence upon culturalExpand
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Ecosystem services research in Latin America: The state of the art
Ecosystem services science has developed at a fast rate in Latin America, a region characterized by a high biological and cultural diversity, strong emphasis in foreign investment, and highExpand
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Biomass resilience of Neotropical secondary forests
Land-use change occurs nowhere more rapidly than in the tropics, where the imbalance between deforestation and forest regrowth has large consequences for the global carbon cycle. However,Expand
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Pervasive human-driven decline of life on Earth points to the need for transformative change
The time is now For decades, scientists have been raising calls for societal changes that will reduce our impacts on nature. Though much conservation has occurred, our natural environment continuesExpand
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