Seminar of Department of Botany and Centre of Excellence EcolChange
Speaker: Ignacio M. Hernández Agramonte is senior specialist at the macroecology team of the Department of Botany.
Title of the talk: Importance of historical and present landscape structure on the provision of individual ecosystem services
Time: Thursday, 03. May 2018 at 15.15
Place: Tartu, Lai 40-218 (Vaga auditorium)
Changes in landscape structure and habitat spatial configuration have strong effects on biodiversity and ecosystem processes, resulting also in profound impacts on the provision of ecosystem services. However, for a number of ecosystem characteristics and processes, changes in landscape structure do not have immediate effects but are manifested after a considerable time-lag. To evaluate the status and future trends of the provision of vital ecosystem services in changing landscapes, it is crucial to identify and incorporate the possible time-lags effects to the ecosystem services assessment.