Interacting Regional-Scale Regime Shifts for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

  title={Interacting Regional-Scale Regime Shifts for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services},
  author={Paul W. Leadley and V{\^a}nia Proença and Juan F. Fern{\'a}ndez-Manjarr{\'e}s and Henrique Miguel Pereira and Rob Alkemade and R. Hilton Biggs and ENORA BRULEY and William Cheung and D. Cooper and Joana Figueiredo and Eric Gilman and Sylvie Gu{\'e}nette and George Hurtt and Cheikh Mbow and T. Oberdorff and Carmen Revenga and W. J{\"O}RNP. and Scharlemann and Robert Scholes and Mark S. Smith and U Rashid Sumaila and Matt Walpole},
Current trajectories of global change may lead to regime shifts at regional scales, driving coupled human–environment systems to highly degraded states in terms of biodiversity, ecosystem services, and human well-being. For business-as-usual socioeconomic development pathways, regime shifts are projected to occur within the next several decades, to be difficult to reverse, and to have regionalto global-scale impacts on human society. We provide an overview of ecosystem, socioeconomic, and… CONTINUE READING
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