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Priority Actions to Improve Provenance Decision-Making

Martin F Breed, Peter A Harrison, Armin Bischoff, Paula Durruty, Nick J C Gellie, Emily K Gonzales, Kayri Havens, Marion Karmann, Francis F Kilkenny, Siegfried L Krauss, Andrew J Lowe, Pedro Marques, Paul G Nevill, Pati L Vitt and Anna Bucharova.

in BioScience

July 2018; p ublished online June 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Environmental Science; Biological Sciences; Environment. 5012 words.

Abstract

Selecting the geographic origin—the provenance—of seed is a key decision in restoration. The last decade has seen a vigorous debate on whether to use...

Leaps of Faith: How Implicit Assumptions Compromise the Utility of Ecosystem Models for Decision-making

Edward J. Gregr and Kai M.A. Chan.

in BioScience

January 2015; p ublished online December 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Environmental Science; Biological Sciences; Environment. 8006 words.

Ecological forecasts are increasingly seen as central to integrated management. However, to use such predictions, decision-makers require some understanding of how likely the forecasts...

When, Where, and How Nature Matters for Ecosystem Services: Challenges for the Next Generation of Ecosystem Service Models

Jesse T. Rieb, Rebecca Chaplin-Kramer, Gretchen C. Daily, Paul R. Armsworth, Katrin Böhning-Gaese, Aletta Bonn, Graeme S. Cumming, Felix Eigenbrod, Volker Grimm, Bethanna M. Jackson, Alexandra Marques, Subhrendu K. Pattanayak, Henrique M. Pereira, Garry D. Peterson, Taylor H. Ricketts, Brian E. Robinson, Matthias Schröter, Lisa A. Schulte, Ralf Seppelt, Monica G. Turner and Elena M. Bennett.

in BioScience

September 2017; p ublished online August 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Environmental Science; Biological Sciences; Environment. 10202 words.

Abstract

Many decision-makers are looking to science to clarify how nature supports human well-being. Scientists’ responses have typically focused on empirical...

Incorporating Social and Ecological Adaptive Capacity into Vulnerability Assessments and Management Decisions for Biodiversity Conservation

Brian Petersen, Clare Aslan, Diana Stuart and Paul Beier.

in BioScience

May 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Environmental Science; Biological Sciences; Environment. 6205 words.

Abstract

The ability to respond to the challenges posed by climate change depends on the adaptive capacities of social and ecological systems. However, the...

Material and Energy Flow Analysis

Vincent Moreau and Guillaume Massard.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Environmental Science

P ublished online March 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Environmentalist Thought and Ideology (Environmental Science); Pollution and Threats to the Environment (Social Science); Sustainability; Research Methods in Life Sciences. 9523 words.

The concept of metabolism takes root in biology and ecology as a systematic way to account for material flows in organisms and ecosystems. Early applications of the concept attempted to...

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