Securing ecosystem services and environmental resources


An area of strength across all ACCE institutions is research into the fundamental understanding of ecosystem services and resources and how their long-term future may be secured.

Our work includes:

  1. Sustainability of natural and agricultural ecosystems and their service provision
  2. Linkages between biodiversity and ecosystem function
  3. Quantification of changesĀ  in, and threats to, ecosystem services in soils, freshwater, vegetation and marine ecosystems
  4. Securing production of agricultural crops through the management of plant pests, soil fertility and plant breeding
  5. Sustainable water management, groundwater protection and restoration
  6. Policy and management guidance.

Our work also aims to develop conceptual frameworks for the practical guidance needed for protection and restoration of multiple ecosystem services at the landscape scale.

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