ecosystem service


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ecosystem service

n.
A vital ecological function or process, such as the production of atmospheric oxygen, the cycling or filtering of fresh water, the synthesis of carbohydrates by plants, or the maintenance of stable climatic conditions, viewed as a contribution to the natural capital of a region.
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(152.) There are ecosystem service programs in the EPA, but much
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In connection with the ecosystem service theory and analysis, management of ecosystems and locally specific biotopes thus makes sense not only for environmental reasons--supporting ecosystem services (e.g., circulation of nutrients, soil formation), regulating services (e.g., water treatment, flood regulation), provisioning services (e.g., timber, forest fruit and game production)--but also for socio-economic reasons.
The authors present a low-cost tool for assessing ecosystem service values across large areas, a step toward quantifying the benefits of land conservation.
(3.) Integrating the ecological and economic dimensions in biodiversity and ecosystem service valuation.
"It will safeguard local ecosystem services - the benefits nature provides for people - such as reducing carbon in the atmosphere or absorbing surface water and protect and enhance the natural heritage as a key part of building sustainable communities.
According to the Ecosystems Marketplace, payments for ecosystem services (PES) refers to the entire suite of economic arrangements used to reward the conservation of ecosystems services.
The Ministry of Environment has begun implementing the policies of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), an intergovernmental body which assesses the state of biodiversity in response to requests from decision makers.
They have seen that the new practices can improve productivity, biodiversity, and ecosystem services while lowering farmer costs.
Agencies cite a report by the Intergovernmental Platform on Biological Diversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES).

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