10 years later : revisiting priorities for science and society a decade after the millennium ecosystem assessment
Mulder, Christian (Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu (Netherlands). Centre for Sustainability, Environment and Health)
Bennett, Elena M. (McGill University. Department of Natural Resource Sciences and McGill School of Environment)
Bohan, David A. (Institut national de la recherche agronomique (France))
Bonkowski, Michael (Universität zu Köln. Zoologisches Institut)
Carpenter, Stephen R. (University of Wisconsin. Center for Limnology)
Chalmers, Rachel (Singleton Hospital (Swansea, Wales). National Cryptosporidium Reference Unit)
Cramer, Wolfgang (Aix-Marseille Université. Institut Méditerranéen de Biodiversité et d'Ecologie marine et continentale)
Durance, Isabelle (Cardiff University. School of Biosciences)
Eisenhauer, Nico (Karl-Marx-Universität Leipzig. Institut für Biologie)
Fontaine, Colin
Haughton, Alison J.
Hettelingh, Jean-Paul
Hines, Jes
Ibanez, Sébastien
Jeppesen, Erik
Krumins, Jennifer Adams
Ma, Athen
Mancinelli, Giorgio
Massol, François
McLaughlin, Órla
Naeem, Shahid
Pascual, Unai 1973-
Peñuelas, Josep (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Biologia Animal, de Biologia Vegetal i d'Ecologia)
Pettorelli, Nathalie
Pocock, Michael J.O.
Raffaelli, Dave
Rasmussen, Jes J.
Rusch, Graciela M.
Scherber, Christoph
Setälä, Heikki
Sutherland, William J.
Vacher, Corinne
Voigt, Winfried
Vonk, J. Arie
Wood, Stephen A.
Woodward, Guy

Date: 2015
Abstract: The study of ecological services (ESs) is fast becoming a cornerstone of mainstream ecology, largely because they provide a useful means of linking functioning to societal benefits in complex systems by connecting different organizational levels. In order to identify the main challenges facing current and future ES research, we analyzed the effects of the publication of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MEA, 2005) on different disciplines. Within a set of topics framed around concepts embedded within the MEA, each co-author identified five key research challenges and, where feasible, suggested possible solutions. Concepts included those related to specific service types (i. e. provisioning, supporting, regulating, cultural, aesthetic services) as well as more synthetic issues spanning the natural and social sciences, which often linked a wide range of disciplines, as was the case for the application of network theory. By merging similar responses, and removing some of the narrower suggestions from our sample pool, we distilled the key challenges into a smaller subset. We review some of the historical context to the MEA and identify some of the broader scientific and philosophical issues that still permeate discourse in this field. Finally, we consider where the greatest advances are most likely to be made in the next decade and beyond.
Rights: Tots els drets reservats
Language: Anglès.
Document: article ; recerca ; acceptedVersion
Subject: Biodiversity ; Ecological networks ; Ecosystem functioning ; Human well-being ; Millennium Ecosystem Assessment ; Research questions ; Science and policy ; Services ; Sustainability
Published in: Advances in ecological research, Vol. 53 (2015) , p. 1-53, ISSN 0065-2504



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