Insect effects on ecosystem services—Introduction

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​Insect effects on ecosystem services—Introduction​
Schowalter, T. D.; Noriega, J. A. & Tscharntke, T. ​ (2018) 
Basic and Applied Ecology26 pp. 1​-7​.​ DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.baae.2017.09.011 

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Schowalter, T. D.; Noriega, Jorge Ari; Tscharntke, Teja 
Abstract
Natural ecosystems provide a variety of services on which humans, and other organisms, depend for survival and well-being. These ecosystem services can be categorized as provisioning (production of food, fiber, water and other resources), cultural (non-material benefits, such as recreation, spiritual and other aesthetic values), supporting (primary production, pollination, decomposition and soil formation necessary for resource production) and regulating (biological control and other feedback mechanisms that maintain relatively consistent delivery of services). Ecosystems also have been viewed as producing “disservices”, such as pests, litter, biological hazards such as diseases, animal attacks, allergenic and poisonous organisms, and geophysical hazards such as floods and storms. Many of these disservices are induced by management practices such as deforestation and concentration of agricultural crops. Insects affect ecosystem services in a variety of ways, positively and negatively. The papers in this special issue are focused on managing insects and ecosystems, and their interactions, in ways that ensure sustainability of ecosystem services and that minimize induction of disservices.
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2018
Journal
Basic and Applied Ecology 
Organization
Fakultät für Agrarwissenschaften ; Department für Nutzpflanzenwissenschaften ; Abteilung Agrarökologie 
ISSN
1439-1791
Language
English

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