Toward principles for enhancing the resilience of ecosystem services

Biggs, Reinette, Schlueter, Maja, Biggs, Duan, Bohensky, Erin L., BurnSilver, Shauna, Cundill, Georgina, Dakos, Vasilis, Daw, Tim M., Evans, Louisa S., Kotschy, Karen, Leitch, Anne M., Meek, Chanda, Quinlan, Allyson, Raudsepp-Hearne, Ciara, Robards, Martin D., Schoon, Michael L., Schultz, Lisen and West, Paul C. (2012) Toward principles for enhancing the resilience of ecosystem services. Annual Review of Environment and Resources, 37 421-448. doi:10.1146/annurev-environ-051211-123836

Author Biggs, Reinette
Schlueter, Maja
Biggs, Duan
Bohensky, Erin L.
BurnSilver, Shauna
Cundill, Georgina
Dakos, Vasilis
Daw, Tim M.
Evans, Louisa S.
Kotschy, Karen
Leitch, Anne M.
Meek, Chanda
Quinlan, Allyson
Raudsepp-Hearne, Ciara
Robards, Martin D.
Schoon, Michael L.
Schultz, Lisen
West, Paul C.
Title Toward principles for enhancing the resilience of ecosystem services
Journal name Annual Review of Environment and Resources   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1543-5938
ISBN 9780824323370
Publication date 2012-11
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1146/annurev-environ-051211-123836
Volume 37
Start page 421
End page 448
Total pages 28
Place of publication Palo Alto, CA, United States
Publisher Annual Reviews
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract A major challenge of the twenty-first century is ensuring an adequate and reliable flow of essential ecosystem services (ES) to meet the needs of a burgeoning world population. All social-ecological systems (SES) produce a “bundle” of ES, including provisioning (e.g., freshwater, crops, meat), regulating (e.g., flood and climate regulation), and cultural services (e.g., recreation, spiritual values). Extensive and rapid global changes, including urbanization, growing human populations, rising consumption, and increased global connections, have led to a large and growing demand for provisioning services. Meeting these needs has resulted in large-scale conversion of natural ecosystems to cropland, which has eroded the capacity of ecosystems to produce other ES essential to human health and security—especially regulating services. Furthermore, extensive anthropogenic changes to the world's ecosystems are increasing the likelihood of large, nonlinear, and potentially irreversible changes, such as coral reef degradation. Such events often have substantial and sometimes catastrophic impacts on ES and human well-being.
Keyword Social-ecological
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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