The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MEA) is a major assessment of the human impact on the environment, called for by the United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan in 2000.
It popularized the term ecosystem services, the benefits gained by humans from ecosystems.
Peatland Ecosystems and Man: An Impact Assessment. British Ecological Society and The International Peat Society (publishers), Dep. of Biolgoical Sciences, University of Dundee, U. oogle Scholar. Blankenburg, J. and W. Schafer. Hydrologic reaction of raised bogs to peat cutting, p. 118–124. In O. M. Bragg, P. D. Hulme, H. A. P. Ingram, and R. Robertson (ed. Peatland Ecosystems and Man: An Impact Assessment. of Biological Sciences, University of Dundee, U.
They are important ecosystems for a wide range of wildlife habitats . Peatlands - a vital local, regionaland global resource
They are important ecosystems for a wide range of wildlife habitats supporting important biological diversity and species at risk, freshwater quality and hydrological integrity, carbon storage and sequestration, and geochemical and palaeo archives. Peatlands - a vital local, regionaland global resource. Peatlands satisfy many essential human needs for food, freshwater, shelter, warmth and employment. The main impacts on peatlands in the tropics are through agriculture and human settlement by forest removal, fires and land drainage. Extensive commercial forestry operations have been established on peatlands in many nations.
PDF On Jan 1, 2005, W V Reid and others published Millennium Ecosystem Assessment. Book · January 2005 with 5,108 Reads. How we measure 'reads'
PDF On Jan 1, 2005, W V Reid and others published Millennium Ecosystem Assessment. How we measure 'reads'.
The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment assessed the consequences of ecosystem change for human .
The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment assessed the consequences of ecosystem change for human well-being. From 2001 to 2005, the MA involved the work of more than 1,360 experts worldwide. Their findings provide a state-of-the-art scientific appraisal of the condition and trends in the world’s ecosystems and the services they provide, as well as the scientific basis for action to conserve and use them sustainably.
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This book is licensed under a Creative Commons by-nc-sa . license. Overexploitation is a major threat to ecosystems and therefore sustainability. It is the consumption of a natural resource at a rate greater than that natural resource can maintain itself. Climate change from human activity has already had an impact on the climate and is projected to cause significant harm to the earth system over the next century if not mitigated.
The sustainability assessment was performed with peatland-use scenarios â€œServices for servicesâ€ and â€œMarket determines usageâ€ that favoured environmental and economic land use claims, respectively. Findings revealed possible trade-offs between land use claims for biomass production and regional value creation as well as for peatlands& carbon and nutrient sink, and habitat functions. Sustainable development of land use is determined by changes of the regional supply of Land Use Functions (LUFs) and the demand of future societal land use claims. LUFs are based on the ecosystem services concept, but more adapted to human land use.
Ecosystems and human well-being : a framework for assessment, Millennium Ecosystem Assessment ; authors .
Ecosystems and human well-being : a framework for assessment, Millennium Ecosystem Assessment ; authors, Joseph Alcamo ; contributing authors, Elena M. Bennett.
Natural peatlands support rich biological diversity at the genetic, species, ecosystem and landscape levels
Natural peatlands support rich biological diversity at the genetic, species, ecosystem and landscape levels. However, because the character of this diversity differs from that of other ecosystem types, the value of peatlands for biodiversity has often been overlooked. This article examines the far-reaching implications for the assessment of peatland biodiversity as well as for the drivers, methods and targets of peatland conservation and restoration initiatives. It becomes clear that a robust framework for the management and restoration of peatland biodiversity must be founded in l ecosystem analysis, and such a framework is developed.