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Ecosystem Services: From Biodiversity to Society, Part 1 - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128038857, 9780128039335

Ecosystem Services: From Biodiversity to Society, Part 1, Volume 53

1st Edition

Serial Volume Editors: Guy Woodward David Bohan
eBook ISBN: 9780128039335
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128038857
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 26th November 2015
Page Count: 358
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Table of Contents

  • Preface: Ecosystem Services: From Biodiversity to Society, Part 1
    • Acknowledgements
  • Chapter One: 10 Years Later: Revisiting Priorities for Science and Society a Decade After the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment
    • Abstract
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 Impact of the MEA
    • 3 Functional Attributes and Networks as Frames for Ecosystems and Societies
    • 4 Network Approaches to ESs as a Means of Implementing the MEA
    • 5 Research Priorities One Decade After the MEA
    • 6 Preliminary Conclusions
    • Acknowledgements
  • Chapter Two: Linking Biodiversity, Ecosystem Functioning and Services, and Ecological Resilience: Towards an Integrative Framework for Improved Management
    • Abstract
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 Drivers of Ecosystem Functioning
    • 3 Adding Spatiotemporal Dimensions
    • 4 Extending and Parameterising a Trait-Based Framework for Predicting Functional Redundancy and Outcomes for Ecosystem Functioning and Services
    • 5 Concluding Remarks
    • Acknowledgements
  • Chapter Three: Detrital Dynamics and Cascading Effects on Supporting Ecosystem Services
    • Abstract
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 Data Analysis
    • 3 Discussion
    • 4 Future Ecosystem Services Research
    • Acknowledgements
    • Appendix
  • Chapter Four: Towards an Integration of Biodiversity–Ecosystem Functioning and Food Web Theory to Evaluate Relationships between Multiple Ecosystem Services
    • Abstract
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 Contributions and Limitations of BEF and FWT
    • 3 Principles for Integrating BEF and FWT
    • 4 Considering Trends in BEF–FWT Research for Better Management of Multiple ESs
    • 5 Conclusions
    • Acknowledgements
  • Chapter Five: Persistence of Plants and Pollinators in the Face of Habitat Loss: Insights from Trait-Based Metacommunity Models
    • Abstract
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 A Trait-Based Metacommunity Model to Understand Plant and Pollinator Persistence in the Face of Habitat Loss
    • 3 Results
    • 4 Discussion
    • 5 Future Directions: Pollination Services in Human-Dominated Landscapes
    • Acknowledgements
    • Appendix A Generating Bipartite Incidence Matrices with Determined Degree Sequences
    • Appendix B Nestedness Depends on the Distribution of Degrees
  • Chapter Six: A Network-Based Method to Detect Patterns of Local Crop Biodiversity: Validation at the Species and Infra-Species Levels
    • Abstract
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 Description of the Datasets Used in the Meta-Analysis
    • 3 Description of the Methodological Framework
    • 4 Patterns of Local Crop Diversity: Results of the Meta-Analysis
    • 5 Discussion
    • 6 Conclusion
    • Acknowledgements
  • Index


Advances in Ecological Research is one of the most successful series in the highly competitive field of ecology. Each volume publishes topical and important reviews, interpreting ecology as widely as in the past, to include all material that contributes to our understanding of the field. Topics in this invaluable series include the physiology, populations, and communities of plants and animals, as well as landscape and ecosystem ecology.

Key Features

  • Presents the most updated information on the field of ecology, publishing topical and important reviews
  • Provides all information that relates to a thorough understanding of the field
  • Includes data on physiology, populations, and communities of plants and animals
  • New ideas on ES
  • Integrative approach working across a variety of levels of biological organization and spatial and temporal scales
  • Diversity of relevant subjects covered


Social scientists, Economists, Ecologists at undergraduate through to research level. There is also a potential audience amongst the stakeholders and decision-makers of ES


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About the Serial Volume Editors

Guy Woodward

Guy Woodward is Professor of Ecology in the Department of Life Sciences at Imperial College London and Series Editor for Advances in Ecological Research. He has authored over 100 peer-reviewed publications, including recent papers in Nature, Science and Nature Climate Change, with a strong emphasis on understanding and predicting how aquatic ecosystems and food webs respond to a wide range of biotic and abiotic stressors, including climate change, chemical pollution, habitat degradation and invasive species. Much of this work covers multiple scales in space and time and also a range of organisational levels - from genes to ecosystems. His research group and ongoing collaborations span the natural and social sciences, reflecting the need for multidisciplinary approaches for addressing the environmental challenges of the 21st Century.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Life Sciences, Imperial College London, UK

David Bohan

Dave Bohan is an agricultural ecologist with an interest in predator-prey regulation interactions. Dave uses a model system of a carabid beetle predator and two agriculturally important prey; slugs and weed seeds. He has shown that carabids find and consume slug prey, within fields, and that this leads to regulation of slug populations and interesting spatial ‘waves’ in slug and carabid density. The carabids also intercept weed seeds shed by weed plants before they enter the soil, and thus carabids can regulate the long-term store of seeds in the seedbank on national scales. What is interesting about this system is that it contains two important regulation ecosystem services delivered by one group of service providers, the carabids. This system therefore integrates, in miniature, many of the problems of interaction between services.

Dave has most recently begun to work with networks. He developed, with colleagues, a learning methodology to build networks from sample date. This has produced the largest, replicated network in agriculture. One of his particular interests is how behaviours and dynamics at the species level, as studied using the carabid-slug-weed system, build across species and their interactions to the dynamics of networks at the ecosystem level.

Affiliations and Expertise

Agricultural Ecologist, UMR 1347 Agroecologie, Dijon, France