Towards a threat assessment framework for ecosystem services

Maron, Martine, Mitchell, Matthew G. E., Runting, Rebecca K., Rhodes, Jonathan R., Mace, Georgina M., Keith, David A. and Watson, Jason E. M. (2017) Towards a threat assessment framework for ecosystem services. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 32 4: 240-248. doi:10.1016/j.tree.2016.12.011

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Author Maron, Martine
Mitchell, Matthew G. E.
Runting, Rebecca K.
Rhodes, Jonathan R.
Mace, Georgina M.
Keith, David A.
Watson, Jason E. M.
Title Towards a threat assessment framework for ecosystem services
Journal name Trends in Ecology and Evolution   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0169-5347
Publication date 2017-02-01
Year available 2017
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.tree.2016.12.011
Open Access Status File (Author Post-print)
Volume 32
Issue 4
Start page 240
End page 248
Total pages 9
Place of publication Kidlington, Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Elsevier
Language eng
Subject 1105 Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
Abstract How can we tell if the ecosystem services upon which we rely are at risk of being lost, potentially permanently? Ecosystem services underpin human well-being, but we lack a consistent approach for categorizing the extent to which they are threatened. We present an assessment framework for assessing the degree to which the adequate and sustainable provision of a given ecosystem service is threatened. Our framework combines information on the states and trends of both ecosystem service supply and demand, with reference to two critical thresholds: demand exceeding supply and ecosystem service ‘extinction’. This framework can provide a basis for global, national, and regional assessments of threat to ecosystem services, and accompany existing assessments of threat to species and ecosystems.
Keyword Ecology
Evolutionary Biology
Genetics & Heredity
Environmental Sciences & Ecology
Evolutionary Biology
Genetics & Heredity
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Grant ID DP130100218
Institutional Status UQ

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