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Ecosystem services and the environment. In-depth report 11 produced for the European Commission, DG Environment

Brickhill, Daisy

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Daisy Brickhill daisy.brickhill@uwe.ac.uk



Abstract

Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity:

Ecosystems provide a multitude of benefits to humanity, from food, clean water and flood protection to cultural heritage and a sense of place, to name but a few. However, many of these benefits, known as ‘ecosystem services’, are under severe threat from man-made pressures. Decision makers need clear information on how biodiversity underpins these services, the demand for them, the capacity of ecosystems to provide them and the pressures impairing that capacity. In this report we explore four core facets of the ecosystem services concept: the links between biodiversity and ecosystem services; current techniques for mapping and assessing ecosystems and their services; valuation of ecosystem services and the importance of considering all ecosystem services and biodiversity as part of an interconnected system.

Report Type Technical Report
Publication Date May 1, 2015
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
ISBN 9789279457272
APA6 Citation Brickhill, D. (2015). Ecosystem services and the environment. In-depth report 11 produced for the European Commission, DG Environment
DOI https://doi.org/10.2779/162593
Keywords biodiversity, ecosystem services
Publisher URL http://ec.europa.eu/environment/integration/research/newsalert/pdf/ecosystem_services_biodiversity_IR11_en.pdf
Additional Information Additional Information : Mark Everard was science advisor to this report
Corporate Creators : Science Communication Unit, University of the West of England

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