The impact of chemical pollution on biodiversity and ecosystem services: the need for an improved understanding

  title={The impact of chemical pollution on biodiversity and ecosystem services: the need for an improved understanding},
  author={Thomas Backhaus and Jason R. Snape and James M. Lazorchak},
  journal={Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management},
The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (World Resources Institute Millennium Ecosystem Assessment 2005) provided a framework that acknowledges biodiversity as one key factor for ensuring the continuous supply of ecosystem services, facilitating ecosystem stability and consequently as a critical basis for sustainable development. The close connection between biodiversity and basic ecosystem services (e.g., primary production, soil formation, and nutrient recycling) as well as final ecosystem… 

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World Resources Institute Millennium Ecosystem Assessment

  • 2005