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2010-03-02 12:59:05

Following an intense study of agricultural ecosystems near Montreal, a new tool that enables the simultaneous analysis and management of a wide range of ecological services has been developed by Ciara Raudsepp-Hearne of McGill University's Department of Geography, Elena Bennett of the McGill School of Environment, and Garry Peterson of the Stockholm Resilience Centre at Stockholm University.

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2010-02-23 09:40:00

Results from Long-Term Ecological Research show importance of resources and processes supplied by ecosystems.

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2009-11-13 12:40:00

A new UN report claims that by investing billions into saving biodiversity and ecosystems, groups could stand to earn trillions.

2009-10-16 10:20:43

Economists, assigning values to 'ecosystem services,' report staggering totals and rates of return on investment.

2009-10-12 07:56:08

Growing water needs, mismanagement leading to 'catastrophic decline' in freshwater biodiversity.

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2009-08-28 10:40:00

Research co-authored by Bournemouth University (BU) Professor Adrian Newton and published in the leading journal Science this week shows that ecological restoration in areas of environmental degradation can help reverse global biodiversity losses, as well as promoting recovery of ecosystem services.

2009-07-30 13:50:16

While policymakers across of the globe are relying on environmental restoration projects to fuel emerging market-based environmental programs, an article in the July 31 edition of Science by two noted ecologists warns that these programs still lack the scientific certainty needed to ensure that restoration projects deliver the environmental improvements being marketed.

2009-04-23 14:07:46

Conservation experts from 24 world-leading organizations including the WWF, Conservation International and Birdlife International have identified one hundred key scientific questions that, if answered, would help conserve global biodiversity.

2009-04-20 09:54:15

Research reports costs of invasive species’ damage to ecosystem services.

2009-02-11 08:21:37

In the era of global warming, when many scientists say we are experiencing a human-caused mass extinction to rival the one that killed off the dinosaurs, one might think that the discovery of a host of new species would be cause for joy.


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