Ecosystem services and biodiversity conservation: concepts and a glossary

Richard Harrington, Christian Anton, Terence P. Dawson, Francesco de Bello, Christian K. Feld, John R. Haslett, Tatiana Kluvankova-Oravska, Areti Kontogianni, Sandra Lavorel, Gary W. Luck, Mark D. A. Rounsevell, Michael J. Samways, Josef Settele, Michalis Skourtos, Joachim H. Spangenberg, Marie Vandewalle, Martin Zobel, Paula A. Harrison

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The RUBICODE project draws on expertise from a range of disciplines to develop and integrate frameworks for assessing the impacts of environmental change on ecosystem service provision, and for rationalising biodiversity conservation in that light. With such diverse expertise and concepts involved, interested parties will not be familiar with all the key terminology. This paper defines the terms as used within the project and, where useful, discusses some reasoning behind the definitions. Terms are grouped by concept rather than being listed alphabetically.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2773-2790
Number of pages18
JournalBiodiversity and Conservation
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2010


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