The importance of natural capital stocks

By: Fleur Maseyk

Management of natural capital stocks is crucial for the provision of ecosystem services

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The ecosystem services concept promised a new paradigm for resource management but uptake has been disappointing slow.  This failure to translate the conceptual into practical application has transpired because the literature confuses, obscures or simply lacks pathways for doing so.

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Invasive species spaghetti for dinner? A network of species interactions for managing invasive cats and rats on Christmas Island

By Yi Han

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Photo: Dion Maple

 

Invasive cats and rats threaten native species on Christmas Island through predation and indirect changes in ecosystem processes. Management programs have been proposed to eradicate cats and possibly rats. Before an eradication program can commence, however we need to answer a number of key questions. What is the management goal? What are the alternative management strategies? What are the risks and benefits of these management strategies?

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New Oikos article about plant movement & invasions

Yvonne and Paul Caplat et al. published a Forum paper on Oikos on the “Movement, impacts and management of plant distributions in response to climate change: insights from invasions” to synthesis the discussion of the ESA-meeting 2011.

A brief summary of the paper can be found on the Oikos journal blog: http://oikosjournal.wordpress.com/2013/08/02/moving-plants-and-invasions/

You can download the article for FREE here: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1600-0706.2013.00430.x/abstract

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