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053 Biodiversity and ecosystem services in freshwater ecosystems, a South North perspective

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.

Session organizer(s)

Isabelle Durance, Cardiff University
stoidp@cardiff.ac.uk

Steve Ormerod, Cardiff University
ormerod@cardiff.ac.uk



Date: 2/24/2015

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Oral Presentations


Location: Picasso (Floor -2)

17:00
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

17:15
Feeley, H. B.; Ormerod, S. J.; Durance, I.; SWIMMING IN MURKY WATERS: UNDERSTANDING THE ROLE OF RIVER BIODIVERSITY IN THE RESILIENCE OF KEY ECOSYSTEM SERVICES (Abstract ID:25805) O

17:30
Perkins, D. M.; Layer-Dobra, K.; Grey, J.; Woodward, G.; LAND USE EFFECTS ON STREAM FOOD WEBS AND ECOSYSTEM SERVICES (Abstract ID:27082) O

17:45
Pye, M. C.; Ormerod, S. J.; Vaughan, I. P.; Durance, I.; TERRESTRIAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO ENERGY FLOW IN HEADWATER STREAMS UNDER CHANGING LAND USE AND CLIMATE (Abstract ID:25630) O

18:00
Zarfl, C.; Tockner, K.; A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE ON FUTURE HYDROPOWER DAMS AND THEIR BIODIVERSITY IMPACTS (Abstract ID:27542) O

18:15
Seelen, L.; Lürling, M.; Van Donk, E.; De Senerpont Domis, L. N.; DETERMINING ECOSYSTEM SERVICES OF DEEP MAN-MADE LAKES (Abstract ID:26245) O

Poster Presentations


Location: Poster/Exhibit Hall

249
Viana, D. S.; Santamaría, L.; Figuerola, J.; DIVERSITY DISTRIBUTION OF AQUATIC LONG-DISTANCE DISPERSERS (Abstract ID:26816) P