This work looks at the practical consequences of declining biodiversity on ecosystem health and function, and on human society. It integrates technical literature and theory on biodiversity, keystone species, invasives, productivity and ecosystems services, elucidating why we should care for the mechanics of natural life support systems.Engineers had to install CO2 scrubbers and begin infusing oxygen into the dome just to keep the Biosphereans healthy.1 -3 Today, ... Such knowledge may prove useful in two ways: to aid in the restoration of degraded natural systems and to help place a realistic value ... Ecological Restoration The notion that degraded lands can be restored to a fully functional and self-sustaining condition has gainedanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Work of Nature|
|Publisher||:||Island Press - 1998-08-01|