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Networking our way to better ecosystem service provision

David A. Bohan 1 Dries Landuyt 2 Athen Ma 3 Sarina Macfadyen 4 Vincent Martinet 5, 6 Francois Massol 7 Greg Mcinerny 8 Jose M. Montoya 9 Christian Mulder 10 Unai Pascual 11 Michael J O Pocock 12 Piran White 13 Sandrine Blanchemanche 5 Michael Bonkowski 14 Vincent Bretagnolle 15 Christer Bronmark 16 Lynn Dicks 17 Alex Dumbrell 18 Nico Eisenhauer 19 Nikolai Friberg 20 Mark O Gessner Richard Gill 21 Clare Gray 21 Alison Haughton 22 Sébastien Ibanez John Jensen Erik Jeppesen Jukka Jokela Gerard Lacroix Christian Lannou Sandra Lavorel Jean-François Le Galliard Francoise Lescourret Shanlin Liu Nicolas Loeuille Orla Mclaughlin Stephen Muggleton Josep Penuelas Theodora Petanidou Sandrine Petit Francesco Pomati Dave Raffaelli Jes Rasmussen Alan Raybould Xavier Reboud Guy Richard Christoph Scherber Stefan Scheu William J Sutherland Alireza Tamaddoni-Nezhad J.F. ter Braak Cajo Mette Termansen Murray S. A. Thompson Teja Tscharntke Corinne Vacher Harm van der Geest Winfried Voigt J Arie Vonk Xin Zhou Guy Woodward
Abstract : The ecosystem services (EcoS) concept is being used increasingly to attach values to natural systems and the multiple benefits they provide to human societies. Ecosystem processes or functions only become EcoS if they are shown to have social and/or economic value. This should assure an explicit connection between the natural and social sciences, but EcoS approaches have been criticized for retaining little natural science. Preserving the natural, ecological science context within EcoS research is challenging because the multiple disciplines involved have very different traditions and vocabularies (common-language challenge) and span many organizational levels and temporal and spatial scales (scale challenge) that define the relevant interacting entities (interaction challenge). We propose a network-based approach to transcend these discipline challenges and place the natural science context at the heart of EcoS research.
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David A. Bohan, Dries Landuyt, Athen Ma, Sarina Macfadyen, Vincent Martinet, et al.. Networking our way to better ecosystem service provision. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, Elsevier, 2016, 31 (2), pp.105-115. ⟨10.1016/j.tree.2015.12.003⟩. ⟨hal-01298064⟩



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