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Biodiversity and Sustainable Development

Lockie, Stewart; Ransan-Cooper, Hedda

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At face value, the importance of biological diversity to sustainable development is obvious. Beyond the intrinsic value we ascribe to living organisms and assemblages, biodiversity contributes to numerous ecosystem processes that support ecological, economic and social well-being. Biodiversity enhances the ability of ecosystems – including heavily modifi ed ecosystems such as those found in farms, gardens, cities and towns – to cope with climatic and environmental shocks. Biodiversity supports...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorLockie, Stewart
dc.contributor.authorRansan-Cooper, Hedda
dc.contributor.editorMichael Redclift
dc.contributor.editorDelyse Springett
dc.date.accessioned2020-07-09T23:55:28Z
dc.identifier.isbn9780415838429
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/205989
dc.description.abstractAt face value, the importance of biological diversity to sustainable development is obvious. Beyond the intrinsic value we ascribe to living organisms and assemblages, biodiversity contributes to numerous ecosystem processes that support ecological, economic and social well-being. Biodiversity enhances the ability of ecosystems – including heavily modifi ed ecosystems such as those found in farms, gardens, cities and towns – to cope with climatic and environmental shocks. Biodiversity supports food security by providing raw genetic material for improved crop and livestock varieties. Biodiversity provides opportunities for indigenous and other communities to cultivate market niches based on traditional knowledge and livelihood practices. Indeed, biodiversity and the ecosystem processes in which it is implicated provide a host of services to people that would otherwise require expensive technological and fi nancial inputs. These include the purifi cation of water and air; the provision of food, fi bre, timber and fuel; the mitigation of fl oods, drought, disease; and so on. In more ways than we yet understand, biodiversity is central to the sustainability of human societies and economies.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherRoutledge
dc.relation.ispartofRoutledge International Handbook of Sustainable Development
dc.relation.isversionof1st Edition
dc.rights© 2015 Michael Redclift and Delyse Springett
dc.source.urihttps://www.routledge.com/Routledge-International-Handbook-of-Sustainable-Development/Redclift-Springett/p/book/9781138069039
dc.titleBiodiversity and Sustainable Development
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
dc.date.issued2015
local.identifier.absfor160802 - Environmental Sociology
local.identifier.absfor050202 - Conservation and Biodiversity
local.identifier.ariespublicationu6048437xPUB686
local.publisher.urlhttps://www.routledge.com/
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationLockie, Stewart, James Cook University
local.contributor.affiliationRansan-Cooper, Hedda, College of Engineering and Computer Science, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage123
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage135
local.identifier.doi10.4324/9780203785300
local.identifier.absseo940299 - Government and Politics not elsewhere classified
dc.date.updated2020-03-08T07:22:57Z
local.bibliographicCitation.placeofpublicationAbingdon and New York
CollectionsANU Research Publications

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