Special Issue "Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service: Challenges for the Future"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2020).
Interests: biodiversity; ecosystem services; landscape ecology; ecosystem condition and ecosystem integrity
Interests: ecosystem services; ecosystem condition and ecosystem integrity; expert-based estimates
A growing stock of evidence backs the pivotal role of biodiversity in supporting the capacity of ecosystems to provide a wide range of ecosystem services. Nevertheless, the relationship between the different levels of biodiversity and the provision of ecosystem services is still poorly defined and assessed. Recent studies indicate that the current global erosion of biodiversity and the degradation of habitats are at the core of serious concerns for the future of human wellbeing.
The capacity of biodiversity conservation and ecosystem services should be considered as non-rival and with interdependent objectives that have to be addressed by management options and policies at all scales. New ideas and results are needed in order to support and promote the role of biodiversity as a key component supporting ecosystem resilience, and as an insurance value for the sustainable provisioning of ecosystem services in socio-ecological systems.
In this Special Issue, we will welcome papers addressing the different aspects of biodiversity and ecosystem service relationships from the ecological, societal, and economical points of view. Basic and applied research papers are equally expected. Special interest will be given to the papers addressing policy issues such the biodiversity strategies from national to global levels.
Dr. Philip K. Roche
Dr. C. Sylvie Campagne
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- ecosystem services
- socio-ecological systems
- biodiversity strategy