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We explore the issues relevant to those types of ecosystems containing new combinations of species that arise through human action, environmental change, and the impacts of the deliberate and inadvertent introduction of species from other regions. Novel ecosystems (also termed 'emerging ecosystems') result when species occur in combinations and relative(More)
A s the rate and extent of environmental change increases, traditional perspectives on ecosystem management and restoration are being juxtaposed with approaches that focus on the altered settings now being encountered or anticipated. We suggest that a combination of traditional and emerging frameworks is necessary to achieve the multiple goals of ecosystem(More)
BACKGROUND Zoning is a fundamental tool for the effective management of nature reserves. A three-zone model (core zone, buffer zone, and experimental zone) has been applied to nature reserves in China since 1980s; however, this model appears not fit for all types of nature reserves, especially wetlands. CASE DESCRIPTION Wuliangsuhai is such a typical(More)
This policy brief highlights the need to see the current discussions on strengthening of the science-­‐ policy interface on biodiversity and ecosystem services – including the negotiation of an intergovernmental science-­‐policy platform on biodiversity and ecosystem services (IPBES) – in the context of the larger, often fragmented, debate on international(More)
The designations employed and the presentation of material in this publication do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity or the Secretariat of the Ramsar Convention concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the(More)