Implications of agricultural transitions and urbanization for ecosystem services

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​Implications of agricultural transitions and urbanization for ecosystem services​
Cumming, G. S.; Buerkert, A. ; Hoffmann, E. M.; Schlecht, E. ; Cramon-Taubadel, S. von   & Tscharntke, T. ​ (2014) 
Nature515(7525) pp. 50​-57​.​ DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/nature13945 

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Cumming, Graeme S.; Buerkert, Andreas ; Hoffmann, Ellen M.; Schlecht, Eva ; Cramon-Taubadel, Stephan von ; Tscharntke, Teja 
Abstract
Historically, farmers and hunter-gatherers relied directly on ecosystem services, which they both exploited and enjoyed. Urban populations still rely on ecosystems, but prioritize non-ecosystem services (socioeconomic). Population growth and densification increase the scale and change the nature of both ecosystem- and non-ecosystem-service supply and demand, weakening direct feedbacks between ecosystems and societies and potentially pushing social-ecological systems into traps that can lead to collapse. The interacting and mutually reinforcing processes of technological change, population growth and urbanization contribute to over-exploitation of ecosystems through complex feedbacks that have important implications for sustainable resource use.
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2014
Journal
Nature 
Project
SFB 990: Ökologische und sozioökonomische Funktionen tropischer Tieflandregenwald-Transformationssysteme (Sumatra, Indonesien) 
SFB 990 | B | B09: Oberirdische Biodiversitätsmuster und Prozesse in Regenwaldtransformations-Landschaften 
Organization
Fakultät für Agrarwissenschaften ; Department für Nutzpflanzenwissenschaften ; Abteilung Agrarökologie 
ISSN
0028-0836
Language
English
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sfb990_reviews

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