Redefining ecosystem multifunctionality

Manning, Peter; van der Plas, Fons; Soliveres, Santiago; Allan, Eric; Maestre, Fernando T.; Mace, Georgina; Whittingham, Mark J.; Fischer, Markus (2018). Redefining ecosystem multifunctionality. Nature ecology & evolution, 2(3), pp. 427-436. Macmillan Publishers Limited, part of Springer Nature 10.1038/s41559-017-0461-7

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Recent years have seen a surge of interest in ecosystem multifunctionality, a concept that has developed in the largely separate fields of biodiversity–ecosystem function and land management research. Here we discuss the merit of the multifunctionality concept, the advances it has delivered, the challenges it faces and solutions to these challenges. This involves the redefinition of multifunctionality as a property that exists at two levels: ecosystem function multifunctionality and ecosystem service multifunctionality. The framework presented provides a road map for the development of multifunctionality measures that are robust, quantifiable and relevant to both fundamental ecological science and ecosystem management.

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

UniBE Contributor:

Manning, Peter; van der Plas, Alfons Leendert Derk; Soliveres, Santiago; Allan, Eric and Fischer, Markus

Subjects:

500 Science > 580 Plants (Botany)

ISSN:

2397-334X

Publisher:

Macmillan Publishers Limited, part of Springer Nature

Language:

English

Submitter:

Peter Alfred von Ballmoos-Haas

Date Deposited:

01 May 2018 14:21

Last Modified:

04 May 2018 08:34

Publisher DOI:

10.1038/s41559-017-0461-7

Uncontrolled Keywords:

biodiversity; ecology; ecosystem ecology; ecosystem services

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.111820

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/111820

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