SCENARIO: The impacts of long-term declines in insect abundance on ecosystem function
Mr D Roy, Prof T Oliver, Prof J Thomas, Dr T Johns
25 January 2019
The plight of insects has generated worldwide attention from the scientific community and wider public. Recent interest was stimulated by a 27 year study(1) suggesting a loss of 75% in the biomass of flying insects from Protected Areas in Germany, quickly labelled as ‘ecological Armageddon’.
Valuing Ecosystem Services produced by the Colombian Páramos
The Roslin Institute
Prof D Moran
10 January 2019
Project Summary. This project will use interdisciplinary methods to explore a production function approach to valuing hydrological services in Páramo case study sites.
Integration of Geodiversity into Ecosystem Services Frameworks
Institute of Life and Earth Sciences
Dr H Burdett, Dr K Whitbread, Dr H Bosner, Dr A Miller
18 January 2019
Geodiversity is defined as the assemblages of, and processes within, the geological, geomorphological and soil / sediment features of a landscape – factors which fundamentally underpin biologically-based ecosystem services such as biodiversity.