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Scenarios for Ecosystem Services: An Overview

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dc.contributor.author Carpenter, Stephen en_US
dc.contributor.author Bennett, Elena M. en_US
dc.contributor.author Peterson, Garry D. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-31T15:01:30Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-31T15:01:30Z
dc.date.issued 2006 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2008-09-05 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2008-09-05 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/3470
dc.description.abstract "The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA) scenarios address changes in ecosystem services and their implications for human well-being. Ecological changes pose special challenges for long-term thinking, because of the possibility of regime shifts that occur rapidly yet alter the availability of ecosystem services for generations. Moreover, ecological feedbacks can intensify human modification of ecosystems, creating a spiral of poverty and ecosystem degradation. Such complex dynamics were evaluated by a mixture of qualitative and quantitative analyses in the MA scenarios. Collectively, the scenarios explore problems such as the connections of poverty reduction and ecosystem services, and trade-offs among ecosystem services. Several promising approaches are considered by the scenarios, including uses of biodiversity to build resilience of ecosystem services, actively adaptive management, and green technology. Although the scenarios do not prescribe an optimal path, they illuminate the consequences of different policies toward ecosystem services." en_US
dc.subject ecosystems en_US
dc.subject biodiversity en_US
dc.subject adaptive systems en_US
dc.subject uncertainty en_US
dc.title Scenarios for Ecosystem Services: An Overview en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.subject.sector General & Multiple Resources en_US
dc.identifier.citationjournal Ecology and Society en_US
dc.identifier.citationvolume 11 en_US
dc.identifier.citationnumber 1 en_US
dc.identifier.citationmonth June en_US

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