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The Ecosystems Revolution

Authors: Everard, Mark

  • Offers an overview of the opportunities provided by a better understanding of ecosystem services
  • Discusses how a better understanding of ecosystem services might enable a co-created future
  • Provides an authoritative yet accessible overview of the current understanding of this complex and challenging area of environmental science
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This book explores humanity’s relationship with the natural world throughout evolutionary history, and the need to reorient this onto a symbiotic basis.  It integrates the themes of natural and artificial selection, the characteristics of historic ‘revolutions’, and directed versus random change. Inspiring community-based projects, mainly from the developing world, show how ecosystem regeneration uplifts human livelihoods in a positively reinforcing cycle, embodying lessons germane to co-creating a Symbiocene era wherein humanity’s substantial influence (the Anthropocene) achieves increasing symbiosis with the natural processes shaping the former Holocene epoch. The Ecosystems Revolution provides practical, positive examples, highlighting the attainability of an ‘ecosystems revolution’.

About the authors

Dr Mark Everard is Associate Professor of Ecosystem Services at the University of the West of England (UWE) Bristol, UK, as well as a broadcaster and author of many books, magazine features and scientific publications about ecosystems, sustainability, water and wetlands including their sustainable use, conservation and fish fauna.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Ecosystems Revolution
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-31658-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-31658-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-31657-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 170
Number of Illustrations and Tables
3 b/w illustrations
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