The Missing Link: Incorporating the Role of Biological Diversity into Projections of Ecosystem Services
We will bring communities of practice for modeling domains together to develop strategies to link biodiversity and ecosystem service models. We will focus on links between biodiversity and key ecological processes underpinning ecosystem services, considering the broader context needed to produce socio-economic and socio-environmental scenarios and projections. We will build on previous work to identify ways to couple existing models and demonstrate feasibility with two independent case study approaches. One will enhance the biodiversity–ecosystem process relationship in models that already encode some aspects of biodiversity, while the other will introduce empirical relationships between biodiversity and ecosystem processes into a model of whole ecosystem structure and function.
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