Naeem, S; Bunker, D E; Hector, A; Loreau, M; Perrings, C (2009). Introduction: the ecological and social implications of changing biodiversity. An overview of a decade of biodiversity and ecosystem functioning research. In: Naeem, S; Bunker, D E; Hector, A; Loreau, M; Perrings, C. Biodiversity, ecosystem functioning, and human wellbeing. Oxford, UK, 3-13. ISBN 978-0-19-954795-1 (hbk.) 978-0-19-954796-8 (pbk.).
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Conventional approaches to ecology often lack the necessary integration to make a compelling case for the critical importance of biodiversity to ecosystem functioning and human wellbeing. This linear approach does not prepare one for understanding and applying ecology in the context of the modern world. A different, rather unconventional approach is needed for understanding ecology and environmental biology, one that asks the question that is rarely asked — What is the significance of biodiversity to human wellbeing? That is what this book asks.
|Item Type:||Book Section, refereed, original work|
|Communities & Collections:||07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies|
|DDC:||570 Life sciences; biology|
590 Animals (Zoology)
|Deposited On:||30 Jan 2010 10:12|
|Last Modified:||04 Apr 2012 13:10|
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press|
|ISBN:||978-0-19-954795-1 (hbk.) 978-0-19-954796-8 (pbk.)|
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