Opportunities for research on mountain biodiversity under global change

Payne, Davnah Ruth; Spehn, Eva M; Snethlage, Mark; Fischer, Markus (2017). Opportunities for research on mountain biodiversity under global change. Current opinion in environmental sustainability, 29, pp. 40-47. Elsevier 10.1016/j.cosust.2017.11.001

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Mountains worldwide host very rich biodiversity, are home to hundreds of millions of people, and provide billions of upland and lowland inhabitants with vital ecosystem services. By altering mountain ecosystems and their biodiversity, global change modifies this picture substantially. We concisely review current knowledge and knowledge gaps on mountain biodiversity, ecosystem services, and human well-being under global change. We argue that our ability to understand, predict, and sustainably manage mountain biodiversity and to support human well-being requires concerted research efforts in natural and social sciences and comparative analyses of biological and social–ecological systems within and across mountain ranges. Specific examples illustrate how the Global Mountain Biodiversity Assessment will continue to support these efforts in the future.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Department of Biology > Institute of Plant Sciences (IPS) > Plant Ecology
08 Faculty of Science > Department of Biology > Institute of Plant Sciences (IPS)

UniBE Contributor:

Payne, Davnah Ruth; Spehn, Eva Maria; Snethlage, Mark Alexander and Fischer, Markus

Subjects:

500 Science > 580 Plants (Botany)

ISSN:

1877-3435

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Peter Alfred von Ballmoos-Haas

Date Deposited:

31 Jan 2018 17:14

Last Modified:

12 Dec 2019 09:53

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.cosust.2017.11.001

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.107976

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/107976

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