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Redefining ecosystem multifunctionality

Manning, P; van der Plas, F; Soliveres, S; Allan, E; Maestre, FT; Mace, G; Whittingham, MJ; (2018) Redefining ecosystem multifunctionality. Nature Ecology and Evolution , 2 (3) pp. 427-436. 10.1038/s41559-017-0461-7. Green open access

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Abstract

Recent years have seen a surge of interest in ecosystem multifunctionality, a concept that has developed in the largely separate fields of biodiversity-ecosystem function and land management research. Here we discuss the merit of the multifunctionality concept, the advances it has delivered, the challenges it faces and solutions to these challenges. This involves the redefinition of multifunctionality as a property that exists at two levels: ecosystem function multifunctionality and ecosystem service multifunctionality. The framework presented provides a road map for the development of multifunctionality measures that are robust, quantifiable and relevant to both fundamental ecological science and ecosystem management.

Type: Article
Title: Redefining ecosystem multifunctionality
Location: England
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1038/s41559-017-0461-7
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Biodiversity, Ecology, Ecosystem ecology, Ecosystem services
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences > Div of Biosciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences > Div of Biosciences > Genetics, Evolution and Environment
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10044124
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