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Linking biodiversity, ecosystem services, and human well-being: three challenges for designing research for sustainability

Linking biodiversity, ecosystem services, and human well-being: three challenges for designing research for sustainability
Linking biodiversity, ecosystem services, and human well-being: three challenges for designing research for sustainability
Ecosystem services have become a mainstream concept for the expression of values assigned by people to various functions of ecosystems. Even though the introduction of the concept has initiated a vast amount of research, progress in using this knowledge for sustainable resource use remains insufficient. We see a need to broaden the scope of research to answer three key questions that we believe will improve incorporation of ecosystem service research into decision-making for the sustainable use of natural resources to improve human well-being: (i) how are ecosystem services co-produced by social–ecological systems, (ii) who benefits from the provision of ecosystem services, and (iii) what are the best practices for the governance of ecosystem services? Here, we present these key questions, the rationale behind them, and their related scientific challenges in a globally coordinated research programme aimed towards improving sustainable ecosystem management. These questions will frame the activities of ecoSERVICES, formerly a DIVERSITAS project and now a project of Future Earth, in its role as a platform to foster global coordination of multidisciplinary sustainability science through the lens of ecosystem services.
1877-3435
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Bennett, Elena M., Cramer, Wolfgang, Begossi, Alpina, Cundill, Georgina, Díaz, Sandra, Egoh, Benis N., Geijzendorffer, Ilse R., Krug, Cornelia B., Lavorel, Sandra, Lazos, Elena, Lebel, Louis, Martín-López, Berta, Meyfroidt, Patrick, Mooney, Harold A., Nel, Jeanne L., Pascual, Unai, Payet, Karine, Harguindeguy, Natalia Pérez, Peterson, Garry D., Prieur-Richard, Anne-Hélène, Reyers, Belinda, Roebeling, Peter, Seppelt, Ralf, Solan, Martin, Tschakert, Petra, Tscharntke, Teja, Turner, B.L., Verburg, Peter H., Viglizzo, Ernesto F., White, Piran C.L. and Woodward, Guy (2015) Linking biodiversity, ecosystem services, and human well-being: three challenges for designing research for sustainability. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 14, 76-85. (doi:10.1016/j.cosust.2015.03.007).

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Abstract

Ecosystem services have become a mainstream concept for the expression of values assigned by people to various functions of ecosystems. Even though the introduction of the concept has initiated a vast amount of research, progress in using this knowledge for sustainable resource use remains insufficient. We see a need to broaden the scope of research to answer three key questions that we believe will improve incorporation of ecosystem service research into decision-making for the sustainable use of natural resources to improve human well-being: (i) how are ecosystem services co-produced by social–ecological systems, (ii) who benefits from the provision of ecosystem services, and (iii) what are the best practices for the governance of ecosystem services? Here, we present these key questions, the rationale behind them, and their related scientific challenges in a globally coordinated research programme aimed towards improving sustainable ecosystem management. These questions will frame the activities of ecoSERVICES, formerly a DIVERSITAS project and now a project of Future Earth, in its role as a platform to foster global coordination of multidisciplinary sustainability science through the lens of ecosystem services.

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Published date: June 2015
Organisations: Ocean and Earth Science

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Local EPrints ID: 385645
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/385645
ISSN: 1877-3435
PURE UUID: c96e7165-759f-4513-9029-813a5f797fd4
ORCID for Martin Solan: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-9924-5574

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Date deposited: 08 Jan 2016 10:51
Last modified: 19 Jul 2019 00:48

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Author: Elena M. Bennett
Author: Wolfgang Cramer
Author: Alpina Begossi
Author: Georgina Cundill
Author: Sandra Díaz
Author: Benis N. Egoh
Author: Ilse R. Geijzendorffer
Author: Cornelia B. Krug
Author: Sandra Lavorel
Author: Elena Lazos
Author: Louis Lebel
Author: Berta Martín-López
Author: Patrick Meyfroidt
Author: Harold A. Mooney
Author: Jeanne L. Nel
Author: Unai Pascual
Author: Karine Payet
Author: Natalia Pérez Harguindeguy
Author: Garry D. Peterson
Author: Anne-Hélène Prieur-Richard
Author: Belinda Reyers
Author: Peter Roebeling
Author: Ralf Seppelt
Author: Martin Solan ORCID iD
Author: Petra Tschakert
Author: Teja Tscharntke
Author: B.L. Turner
Author: Peter H. Verburg
Author: Ernesto F. Viglizzo
Author: Piran C.L. White
Author: Guy Woodward

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