Extreme Events: Ecosystems Offer Cost Effective Protection

Environmental News Network

Ecosystems can buffer impacts from hazard events and provide other benefits such as clean water, biodiversity and human well-being. Extreme Events: Ecosystems Offer Cost Effective Protection

Freshwater Ecosystems at Risk Due to Glyphosate Use

Environmental News Network

Freshwater Ecosystems at Risk Due to Glyphosate UseA series of recent research papers from a McGill-led team has found that the herbicide glyphosate—commonly sold under the label Roundup—can alter the structure of natural freshwater bacterial and zooplankton communities.

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Researchers Calculate the Cost of Restoring Australia’s Degraded Ecosystems

Environmental News Network

Researchers Calculate the Cost of Restoring Australia’s Degraded EcosystemsResearchers propose a AU$41 billion nationwide plan for habitat restoration to prevent species loss that will pay for itself through carbon sequestration revenue.

Antidepressant Pollution Alters Crayfish Behavior, With Impacts to Stream Ecosystems

Environmental News Network

Pharmaceutical pollution is found in streams and rivers globally, but little is known about its effects on animals and ecosystems. . Antidepressant Pollution Alters Crayfish Behavior, With Impacts to Stream Ecosystems

"Speaking Ecosystem Services"

Environmental Economics

Christian Neumann, Linwood Pendleton, Marianne Kettunen and Tundi Agardy: The value of ecosystems and the associated services they provide is receiving growing attention both in the public and decision-making arena. The language of Ecosystem Services essentially translates the complexity of ecological processes and functions into descriptors that define the socio-economic-ecological link. The language of Ecosystem Services creates new connections.

Functioning of Terrestrial Ecosystems is Governed by Three Main Factors

Environmental News Network

Ecosystems provide multiple services for humans. However, these services depend on basic ecosystem functions which are shaped by natural conditions like climate and species composition, and human interventions. Functioning of Terrestrial Ecosystems is Governed by Three Main Factors

An Upended Ecosystem in the Arabian Sea

Environmental News Network

An Upended Ecosystem in the Arabian SeaHow can snow cover on the Himalayas influence the species that thrive in the ocean a thousand kilometers away?

Study Reveals Extent of Impact of Human Settlement on Island Ecosystems

Environmental News Network

Study Reveals Extent of Impact of Human Settlement on Island EcosystemsResearch has shed new light on the impact of humans on islands’ biodiversity. .

Mangrove forest found flourishing in fresh water ecosystem

Inhabitant

The existence of a flourishing mangrove forest in the Yucatan Peninsula, about 200 kilometers (124 miles) from the closest ocean, is a phenomenon that has baffled many. After all, mangrove forests primarily exist and flourish in salty water

Research Shows Flocking Birds, Schooling Fish, Other Collective Movements can Stabilize Ecosystems

Environmental News Network

In addition to being visually stunning, schools of herring, herds of wildebeest and countless other groups of organisms that act in concert can help complex ecosystems maintain their diversity and stability, new research by Oregon State University shows.

New AI-powered AC creates an ecosystem inside your house

Inhabitant

HAVEN Central Air Controller HVAC helps develop an ecosystem inside an entire house Canadian Company HAVEN has launched a new AI-powered air quality control system that will manage airflow, temperature and humidity.

The genesis of ecosystem services

Environmental Economics

The  Chronicle of Higher Education profiles Gretchen Daily and the  Natural Capital Project : No one knew exactly how the science of ecosystem services would work, beyond the idea that it would combine ecology with economics. People, by definition, would be at its core: An ecosystem can function without humans, but it can provide a service only if we use it.

A botanic garden to save an endangered Colombian ecosystem

Inhabitant

Threatened ecosystems in Colombia have a new ally in El Tropicario. A new addition to the Bogotá Botanical Gardens, the project seeks to conserve native plants

Designer Ecosystems

Nature Conservancy - Science

More and more frequently I hear about ecosystem restoration—the attempt to reestablish a natural ecosystem on degraded land. Sometimes I even hear that “designer ecosystems” might provide services or experiences similar to or better than nature. When we come to realize that straightened and channelized drainage-ways do not provide much flood control and fish production, ecosystem restoration is frequently recommended for streams. Ideas Ecosystem Services

Conserving India’s Overlooked Freshwater Ecosystems

Nature Conservancy - Science

Conservation in India may conjure images of tigers and forests, but the country has some of the most diverse freshwater ecosystems on the planet. The post Conserving India’s Overlooked Freshwater Ecosystems appeared first on Cool Green Science.

Global No Net Loss of Natural Ecosystems

Nature Conservancy - Science

Published in Nature Ecology & Evolution, “Global no net loss of natural ecosystems,” examines what the concept of no net loss in biodiversity offsetting would mean in practice.

Incorporating ecosystem services in marine planning

Environmental Economics

I think if we tried harder, we could've squeezed a few more co-authors onto this one: Incorporating ecosystem services in marine planning: The role of valuation. Abstract: This paper scrutinises the use of ecosystem service valuation for marine planning. Current approaches to marine planning in both countries are presented and the role that ecosystem service valuation could play in this context is outlined.

Why Is Biodiversity Important to Ecosystems?

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That area can be as large as the earth itself or it can be in a very small ecosystem such as the life in and surrounding a patch of moss on a fallen tree trunk. Biodiversity and the ecosystem sustainability. Ecosystem services. Ecosystem biodiversity. How does biodiversity contribute to the sustainability of an ecosystem? Ecosystem services provided by biodiversity. The loss of an entire ecosystem can be socially disassembling. Ecosystem diversity.

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Forest’s Ecosystem Management

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There’s a Plague in Our Oceans. Can Ecosystem Services Help?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Climate Change Fish & Fisheries Wildlife Disease & Parasites Ecosystem Services Oceans Our Nature ReadsBig disease outbreaks are making our ocean biota sick, from corals with spots and halos to starfish melting away.

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How Permaculture Can Restore Ecosystems & Communities

Green (Living) Review

Maddy Harland tells the story of the Shona African community who healed their damaged ecosystems. communities ecosystems permacultureThey restored their springs, rebuilt their soil, regenerated their agriculture and alleviated poverty and malnutrition. Permaculture farming has proven effective all over the planet. In the rural Shona African community in Zimbabwe, five villages of 7,000 people have joined together to form the Chikukwa Project, named after their local chief.

Putting a price tag on ecosystem services

Green (Living) Review

By Michael Smith (Veshengro) A recent article in the New York Times about the work Stanford University biology professor Gretchen Daily is doing in Africa and Costa Rica highlights the importance of ecosystem services, or putting a value on ecosystems. and he also explained as to why we should put a price tag on ecosystem services. InVest includes coastal and marine ecosystem services. There are companies who seek to quantify ecosystems.

When is an Ecosystem Service Not an Ecosystem Service?

Nature Conservancy - Science

If an ecosystem produces something useful, but nobody uses it, is still it an ecosystem service? If we become more honest and robust in our valuation, however, we will very soon find ourselves saying that some ecosystems in some places aren’t worth very much at all. Ecosystem services will only provide a compelling case in some places. The value of the world’s ecosystem services and natural capital. Ecosystem Services 1, 50-61.

Floodplains: Protecting & Restoring an Overlooked Ecosystem

Nature Conservancy - Science

A new tool helps protect the many values of floodplains for people and nature. Ideas TNC Science Water

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New AI-powered AC creates an ecosystem inside your house

AGreenLiving

HAVEN Central Air Controller HVAC helps develop an ecosystem inside an entire house. We developed the HAVEN brand and ecosystem to allow any HVAC system to deliver clean air as well as comfort. New AI-powered AC creates an ecosystem inside your house. Canadian Company HAVEN has launched a new AI-powered air quality control system that will manage airflow, temperature and humidity.

A good example of why we need ecosystem services valuation

Environmental Economics

Off-shore windfarms versus rare birds.who should win

The Business and Ecosystem Value of Biodiversity

AGreenLiving

Date/Time: September 28, 2021 (1-2PM ET / 10-11AM PT) Protecting biodiversity is a defining issue of our time as we face the prospect of mass extinction and ecosystem collapse. The rest is here: The Business and Ecosystem Value of Biodiversity.

Ecosystems for good: How collaborator networks achieve sustainability

AGreenLiving

Ecosystems for good: How collaborator networks achieve sustainability Golnar Pooya Tue, 07/06/2021 – 02:00 Crowds, clouds, collaborators and competitors: Digital ecosystems are uniting disparate participants to target bigger and better outcomes. While the ability of ecosystems to enhance value creation and amplify impact is well-regarded in business, their potential to drive public good is quickly coming into focus.

Ecosystem Services: Nature’s Gifts That Help Us Thrive

AGreenLiving

A recent study of the economic … The post Ecosystem Services: Nature’s Gifts That Help Us Thrive appeared first on Earth 911. Go here to see the original: Ecosystem Services: Nature’s Gifts That Help Us Thrive. How valuable is nature?

Call for papers: Special Issue on "Coastal Resources Economics and Ecosystem Valuation" in the journal Water

Environmental Economics

This Special Issue will focus on original research into the application of economic valuation methods to understand and measure the contribution of coastal resources and ecosystems to human well-being. Here is the link:  //www.mdpi.com/journal/water/special_issues/Coastal_economics_ecosystem. From the guest editors: Dear Colleagues, Coastal areas around the world are dynamic environments at the interface of terrestrial, marine, and freshwater systems.

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I've been slow to adapt but my new research field is "ecosystem services valuation" #chump

Environmental Economics

Following up on my Sarah Ryker keynote presentation at CNREP 2016 post, here is some language from the "Incorporating Ecosystem Services into Federal Decision Making" memo  from the Obama Administration (emphasis added): Specifically, this memorandum: (1) Directs agencies to develop and institutionalize policies to promote consideration of ecosystem services, where appropriate and practicable, in planning,investments, and regulatory contexts.

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Call for papers: Special Issue on "Coastal Resources Economics and Ecosystem Valuation" in the journal Water

Environmental Economics

This Special Issue will focus on original research into the application of economic valuation methods to understand and measure the contribution of coastal resources and ecosystems to human well-being. From the guest editors: Dear Colleagues, Coastal areas around the world are dynamic environments at the interface of terrestrial, marine, and freshwater systems.

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Wetlands – world’s most valuable ecosystem – disappearing three times faster than forests, warns new report

Green Living Guy

It’s also among the most bio-diverse ecosystems in the world. The post Wetlands – world’s most valuable ecosystem – disappearing three times faster than forests, warns new report appeared first on Green Living Guy.

How Wildflowers Benefit the Ecosystem

Eco Friendly Daily

To others, it is a thing of beauty and an ecosystem alive with buzzing bees and fluttering butterflies. In reality, it is an ecosystem that is rich in biodiversity and habitat for a wide variety of organisms. Endangered Ecosystems. Grasslands represent one of the most endangered ecosystems on the planet. To some people, a field of wildflowers is a jumbled mess that needs weeding or a good brush fire.

Call for papers extended to May 3: Special Issue on "Coastal Resources Economics and Ecosystem Valuation" in the journal Water

Environmental Economics

Update from Wally Milon (March 7, 2019):  We have extended the deadline for the special issue of Water on Coastal Resource Economics and Ecosystem Valuation to May 3, 2019. This Special Issue will focus on original research into the application of economic valuation methods to understand and measure the contribution of coastal resources and ecosystems to human well-being.

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Going Viral to Restore Damaged Ecosystems

Nature Conservancy - Science

Invasive species populations grow exponentially putting conservationists at a considerable disadvantage. We will have a solution that can go viral. From the Field Forests Invasive Species Native Plants

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UN values ecosystem loss to trillions of dollars a year

Green Prophet

Their numbers are amazing – according to their recently released report, the world’s loses ecosystem worth up to $10.6 The study authors have calculated the cost of the “lost ecosystem services value” our planet has suffered in the last decade and a half. There are some things that you can’t put a price tag on – and nature is one of them. Unfortunately, in today’s society value is only understood if it is expressed in currency.

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King Crabs Devastating Antarctic Ecosystem

Eco Friendly Daily

Scientists predicted years ago that king crabs would some day enter and change the ecosystem in the Antarctic. Scientists now fear that the king crabs will overpower the ecosystem and destroy species already acclimated to the region. Removal of the crabs may one day be required to help the ecosystem of the Antarctic survive. King crabs are highly temperature dependent, but temperatures in the Antarctic are warming and king crabs are establishing themselves.

Nets Destroying Ecosystems In Kenya

Eco Friendly Daily

But now Kenyans are struggling between providing for their families and destroying their surrounding ecosystems that they depend upon. A USAID official, Robert Buzzard, noted that there were no studies performed prior to the dispersal of the nets to see what kind of impact the nets would or could have on ecosystems. USAID is also taking little responsibility for any ecosystem damage, pointing to local organizations to instruct locals about proper net usage.

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Can Grasslands, The Ecosystem Underdog, Play an Underground Role in Climate Solutions?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Never underestimate the underdog — in sports or in ecosystems. My favorite baseball teams, the Royals and the Cubs, reminded us of this over the last two years, and prairies (the underdog in the world series of ecosystems) proved this again recently in an analysis demonstrating that grasslands have a role to play in our climate change solutions (Ahlering et al. Globally, grasslands are one of the most converted and least protected ecosystems (Hoekstra et al.

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Acidification Of Oceans Risking Ecosystems

Eco Friendly Daily

Keep in mind that oceanic ecosystems have been built under the 8.2 ” Acidification could easily destroy countless ecosystems, and therefore our own. Recently, a group of more than 150 marine researchers top in their field drafted a declaration entitled the “Monaco Declaration”. The declaration focuses on the fact that ocean acidity is drastically increasing due to carbon dioxide emissions.

A botanic garden to save an endangered Colombian ecosystem

AGreenLiving

South America is often depicted as a lush landscape full of diverse ecosystems. But today, mining, deforestation, extensive cattle ranching and draining of the wetlands in favor of urban development have threatened the country’s ecosystems and devastated the natural landscape. A botanic garden to save an endangered Colombian ecosystem. And once, Colombia was like that.

Burning for Biodiversity: How Hunting Promotes Healthy Ecosystems in the Australian Desert

Nature Conservancy - Science

Now, anthropological research shows that Martu burning — performed during hunting for sand goanna — actually increases biodiversity and benefits the desert ecosystem. These large wildfires don’t create the same patch-mosaic vegetation structure as Martu burning, and the result in changes to the ecosystem were an added challenge for native fauna already stressed by invasive predators.

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