Ecosystem Functioning (BOK)

Kurt Jax

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In the face of decreasing biodiversity and ongoing global changes, maintaining ecosystem functioning is seen both as a means to preserve biological diversity as well as for safeguarding human well-being by securing the services ecosystems provide. The concept today is prominent in many fields of ecology and conservation biology, such as biodiversity research, ecosystem management, or restoration ecology. Although the idea of ecosystem functioning is important, the concept itself remains rather vague and elusive. This book provides a novel analysis and integrated synthesis of different approaches to conceptualising and assessing ecosystem functioning. It links the natural sciences with methodologies from philosophy and the social sciences, and introduces a new methodology for a clearer and more efficient application of ecosystem functioning concepts in practice. Special emphasis is laid on the social dimensions of the concept and the ways it influences research practice. Several case studies relate theoretical analyses to practical application.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2010 Forfatter Kurt Jax
Forlag
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9780521705233
Antall sider 286 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,8cm x 1,5cm
Vekt 470 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Applied ecology, Conservation of the environment