Journal article

Towards a Threat Assessment Framework for Ecosystem Services

Martine Maron, Matthew GE Mitchell, Rebecca K Runting, Jonathan R Rhodes, Georgina M Mace, David A Keith, James EM Watson

TRENDS IN ECOLOGY & EVOLUTION | ELSEVIER SCIENCE LONDON | Published : 2017

Abstract

How can we tell if the ecosystem services upon which we rely are at risk of being lost, potentially permanently? Ecosystem services underpin human well-being, but we lack a consistent approach for categorizing the extent to which they are threatened. We present an assessment framework for assessing the degree to which the adequate and sustainable provision of a given ecosystem service is threatened. Our framework combines information on the states and trends of both ecosystem service supply and demand, with reference to two critical thresholds: demand exceeding supply and ecosystem service 'extinction'. This framework can provide a basis for global, national, and regional assessments of thre..

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Awarded by ARC Discovery Project


Awarded by ARC Future Fellowship


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Funding Acknowledgements

This research was supported by ARC Discovery Project grant DP130100218. M. Maron is supported by ARC Future Fellowship FT140100516. R.K.R. is supported by the University of Queensland - Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) Integrated Natural Resource Management Postgraduate Fellowship. D.A.K. is supported by ARC Linkage Project LP130100435.