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Ecosystem Services and Global Ecology

Edited by Levente Hufnagel

John Wesley Theological College

The aim of Ecosystem Services and Global Ecology is to give an overview and report from the frontiers of research of this important and interesting multidisciplinary area. Ecosystem services as a concept plays a key role in solving global environmental and human ecological crises and associated other problems, especially today when the sixth major extinction event of the history of the biosphere is in progress, and humanity can easily become a victim of it. Human activity is rapidly transforming the surface of the Earth, its biosphere, atmosphere, soil, and water resources. Ecological processes happen over a long time scale, thus damage caused by human activity will be perceptible after decades or even centuries. We hope that our book will be interesting and useful for researchers, lecturers, students, and anyone interested in this field.

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Ecosystem Services and Global EcologyEdited by Levente Hufnagel

Published: September 19th 2018

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.71316

ISBN: 978-1-78923-739-9

Print ISBN: 978-1-78923-738-2

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83881-561-5

Copyright year: 2018

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12490 Total Chapter Downloads

20 Crossref Citations

21 Web of Science Citations

50 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introductory Chapter: Evaluation Methods of Ecosystem Services and Their Scientific and Societal Importance in Service of Solving the Global Problems of the Humankind

By Levente Hufnagel, Ferenc Mics and Réka Homoródi


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2. Characteristics of Collapsing Ecosystems and Main Factors of Collapses

By Melinda Pálinkás


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3. Non-Native Invasive Species as Ecosystem Service Providers

By Barbara Sladonja, Danijela Poljuha and Mirela Uzelac


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4. Ecosystem Services Provided by Benthic Macroinvertebrate Assemblages in Marine Coastal Zones

By Gwynne Stoner Rife


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5. Ecosystem Services across US Watersheds: A Meta-Analysis of Studies 2000–2014

By Antonio J. Castro, Jason P. Julian, Caryn C. Vaughn, Chelsea J Martin-Mikle and Cristina Quintas-Soriano


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6. Laticifers and Secretory Ducts: Similarities and Differences

By Erika Prado and Diego Demarco


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7. Ecosystem Service Mapping: A Management-Oriented Approach to Support Environmental Planning Process

By Lisa Pinto de Sousa, Ana I. Lillebø and Fátima L. Alves


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8. The Role of Ecosystem Services in Community Well-Being

By James Kevin Summers, Lisa M. Smith, Richard S. Fulford and Rebeca de Jesus Crespo


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9. Urban and Industrial Habitats: How Important They Are for Ecosystem Services

By Gabriela Woźniak, Edyta Sierka and Anne Wheeler


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10. Integrating Ecosystem Services in Historically Polluted Areas: Bioremediation Techniques for Soils Contaminated by Heavy Metals

By Mirela Nedelescu, Daniela Baconi, Miriana Stan, Ana-Maria Vlasceanu and Anne-Marie Ciobanu


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