2015 Aquatic Sciences Meeting
Aquatic Sciences: Global And Regional Perspectives — North Meets South
22-27 February 2015
There is growing consensus that inappropriate valuation of the world's ecosystem services have led to widespread errors in environmental management with associated social costs. Freshwater ecosystems are a prime example: when managed appropriately, they provide major services such as fish production, water supply, nutrient transport, health benefits and recreation. However, these services have been compromised extensively because they are seldom recognised in channel, floodplain and catchment activities. Sustainable management of river ecosystem services depends on understanding the processes that underpin them. In particular, there is a need to better quantify how services depend on river organisms and ecological functions and to establish whether there are critical levels of biodiversity required to deliver different kinds of services. Pressures on river ecosystems and services will grow in future as land use intensifies, water demands increase and climate changes further. This session will explore the response of freshwater ecosystems and ecosystem services across the range of land- use and climate pressures from South to North, in a bid to gain a more global perspective on opportunities for sustainability.
Isabelle Durance, Cardiff University
Steve Ormerod, Cardiff University
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Durance, I.; Chalmers, R.; Chappell, N.; Christie, M.; Cosby, J.; Noble, D.; Ormerod, S.; Prosser, H.; Woodward, G.; PROBING THE LINK BETWEEN BIODIVERSITY AND ECOSYSTEM SERVICES IN UPLAND RIVERS (Abstract ID:26720) O
Zarfl, C.; Tockner, K.; A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE ON FUTURE HYDROPOWER DAMS AND THEIR BIODIVERSITY IMPACTS (Abstract ID:27542) O