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Ecological mechanisms underpinning climate adaptation services

Overview of attention for article published in Global Change Biology, August 2014
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Title
Ecological mechanisms underpinning climate adaptation services
Published in
Global Change Biology, August 2014
DOI 10.1111/gcb.12689
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Authors

Sandra Lavorel, Matthew J. Colloff, Sue Mcintyre, Michael D. Doherty, Helen T. Murphy, Daniel J. Metcalfe, Michael Dunlop, Richard J. Williams, Russell M. Wise, Kristen J. Williams

Abstract

Ecosystem services are typically valued for their immediate material or cultural benefits to human wellbeing, supported by regulating and supporting services. Under climate change, with more frequent stresses and novel shocks, 'climate adaptation services', are defined as the benefits to people from increased social ability to respond to change, provided by the capability of ecosystems to moderate and adapt to climate change and variability. They broaden the ecosystem services framework to assist decision makers in planning for an uncertain future with new choices and options. We present a generic framework for operationalising the adaptation services concept. Four steps guide the identification of intrinsic ecological mechanisms that facilitate the maintenance and emergence of ecosystem services during periods of change, and so materialise as adaptation services. We applied this framework for four contrasted Australian ecosystems. Comparative analyses enabled by the operational framework suggest that adaptation services that emerge during trajectories of ecological change are supported by common mechanisms: vegetation structural diversity, the role of keystone species or functional groups, response diversity and landscape connectivity, which underpin the persistence of function and the reassembly of ecological communities under severe climate change and variability. Such understanding should guide ecosystem management towards adaptation planning.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Germany 3 <1%
Portugal 2 <1%
Sweden 2 <1%
France 2 <1%
Ghana 1 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Switzerland 1 <1%
Norway 1 <1%
Uganda 1 <1%
Other 8 2%
Unknown 304 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 93 29%
Student > Ph. D. Student 76 23%
Student > Master 40 12%
Professor 18 6%
Student > Bachelor 17 5%
Other 58 18%
Unknown 24 7%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Environmental Science 120 37%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 90 28%
Social Sciences 14 4%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 14 4%
Engineering 8 2%
Other 26 8%
Unknown 54 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 25. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 07 July 2020.
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#937,912
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Outputs from Global Change Biology
#1,170
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#12,349
of 206,591 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Global Change Biology
#21
of 74 outputs
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