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Valuing dragonflies as service providers

John P. Simaika and Michael J. Samways

in Dragonflies and Damselflies: Model Organisms for Ecological and Evolutionary Research

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199230693
eISBN:
9780191710889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230693.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Animal Biology

Valuing the services provided by ecosystems and their components is emerging as a new, practical tool for conservation of biodiversity. One such framework for quantifying those components of ... More


Natural Capital: Theory and Practice of Mapping Ecosystem Services

Peter Kareiva, Heather Tallis, Taylor H. Ricketts, Gretchen C. Daily, and Stephen Polasky (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199588992
eISBN:
9780191774638
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588992.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology, Ecology

In 2005, The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment provided the first global assessment of the world’s ecosystems and ecosystem services. It concluded that recent trends in ecosystem change threatened ... More


The Value and Future of Wetlands

Arnold G. van der Valk

in The Biology of Freshwater Wetlands

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199608942
eISBN:
9780191774805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608942.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Wetlands in Iowa, especially the Des Moines Lobe, have virtually disappeared due to agricultural drainage. Today the total area of wetlands on the Des Moines Lobe is more than fivefold greater than ... More


Delivery of Soil Ecosystem Services: From Gaia to Genes

Katarina Hedlund and Jim Harris

in Soil Ecology and Ecosystem Services

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199575923
eISBN:
9780191774843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575923.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

In order to provide an effective understanding of the impacts of different threats to soils and how to promote sustainable soil use, we need to understand the relationships between diversity of soil ... More


Mainstreaming natural capital into decisions

Gretchen C. Daily, Peter M. Kareiva, Stephen Polasky, Taylor H. Ricketts, and Heather Tallis

in Natural Capital: Theory and Practice of Mapping Ecosystem Services

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199588992
eISBN:
9780191774638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588992.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology, Ecology

This chapter introduces a quantitative framework for understanding natural capital that can guide smart investments in environment and development, and confronts both the obstacles and promise of ... More


Bushmeat Hunting in the Serengeti Ecosystem: An Assessment of Drivers and Impact on Migratory and Nonmigratory Wildlife

Dennis Rentsch, Ray Hilborn, Eli J. Knapp, Kristine L. Metzger, and Martin Loibooki

in Serengeti IV: Sustaining biodiversity in a coupled human-natural system

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226195834
eISBN:
9780226196336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226196336.003.0022
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

The Greater Serengeti Ecosystem (GSE), consists of a diverse mix of land-uses, management areas, and local ethnic groups; each with a unique relationship to natural resources. Among the ... More


Environmental Flow Relationships, Models, and Applications

Angela H. Arthington

in Environmental Flows: Saving Rivers in the Third Millennium

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780520273696
eISBN:
9780520953451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273696.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Environmental flow assessment and effective management require capacity to predict the future ecological condition of a river ecosystem after its flow regime has been altered. This chapter is devoted ... More


Tamarisk Management: Lessons and Techniques

Cameron H. Douglass, Scott J. Nissen, and Charles R. Hart

in Tamarix: A Case Study of Ecological Change in the American West

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199898206
eISBN:
9780190267896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199898206.003.0020
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter outlines the techniques and lessons that have been learned from the long history of tamarisk management. It first charts the history of tamarisk control and presents several examples ... More


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