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Sectoral impacts on biodiversity and ecosystem services: Introduction to the SYMBIOSYS project - Jane Stout

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  • 1. Sectoral impacts on biodiversity and ecosystem services: introduction to the SIMBIOSYS project Jane Stout (TCD)
  • 2. Human activity Earth systemsFrom Steffan et al. 2004
  • 3. Biodiversity Variety of life: genetic, species , habitat Ecosystem processes and functioning (e.g. primary production and formation of biomass) Ecosystem services (e.g. harvestable products, climate regulation) Benefit (e.g. provision of Material and food, shelter) non-material Value (e.g. value of outputs products, willingn ess to pay for protection of woodland)From Haines-Young et al. 2012 report to EEA
  • 4. Ireland’s biodiversity“Maintaining thefunctionality of ecosystemshas become increasinglyurgent”
  • 5. Ecosystem service Class of service ExamplesProvisioning Nutrition Food, water Materials Raw materials, medicinal & ornamental resources Energy BiofuelsRegulating & Regulation of waste Bioremediation, wastewater treatmentMaintenance Regulation against hazards Wind breaks, water storage… Regulation of biophysical conditions Global climate regulation, water purification, formation and maintenance of soil Regulation of biotic environment Life cycle maintenance, biological control of pests and diseasesCultural Symbolic Areas of natural beauty, sense of peace Intellectual & spiritual Nature watching, hunting/fishing, scientific research, education
  • 6. Ecosystem service ExamplesProvisioning Food, water Raw materials, medicinal & ornamental resources Biofuels Energy cropsRegulating & Bioremediation, wastewater treatmentMaintenance Wind breaks, water storage… Global climate regulation, water purification, formation and maintenance of soil Road Landscaping Life cycle maintenance, biological control of pests and diseasesCultural Areas of natural beauty, sense of peace Nature watching, hunting/fishing, scientific Aquaculture research, education
  • 7. Sectoral IMpacts on BIOdiversity and ecoSYStem servicesGenetic Species Habitats
  • 8. SECTORAL REVIEWShttp://www.tcd.ie/research/simbiosys
  • 9. TEAM EFFORT!PIs: RAs: Irish collaborators: International collaborators:Dr Jane Stout Lisa Dolan Dr John Finnan Dr Mairi KnightProf Mark Emmerson Angela Mina-Vargas Dr Laura Kirwan Dr Samantha CookDr Tasman Crowe Florence Hecq Dr Francis O’Beirn Dr Darren MurrayDr Padraig Whelan Dr Tim Carnus Dr Jon Yearsley Dr Jayne FitchProf Mike Jones Dr Nova Sharkey Dr Jens Carlsson Prof Chris FridProf Charlie Spillane Jen Coughlan Dr Stefano Mariani Dr Paul Somerfield Reetu Tuteju Dr Bas Boots Dr Sebastien LefebvrePost-docs: Dr Carlos Rocha Dr Yit Teh ArnDr Jens Dauber MSc Students: Ciaran McGonigle Dr Astley HastingsDr David Bourke Lorraine Mounsey Dr John Connolly Dr Marta DondiniDr Myriam Callier Susannah Cass Kate Harte Steering committee:PhD Students: Michael Crowley Prof Michael UsherJesko Zimmerman Evie Flynn Dr Andy BleasdaleDara Stanley Catherine Fontana Dr Vincent O’MalleyErin O’Rourke Dr Grainne O’BrienRos Thompson Dr Brian DonlonDanni Green Tadhg O’MathunaJudith Kochmann Niamh Connolly