Ecosystems under pressure can shift irreversibly, including the collapse of essential services. This project produced indices for the lower Yangtze Basin showing at a glance that unsustainable development has severely degraded the farming economy’s resource base. Time series for a range of ecosystem services show critical transitions transgressed since the 80s, especially water quality. Other time series show increasing variability which may indicate progressive losses of resilience across the whole region – meaning the area is becoming...
ESPA 2011 Grants
The ESPA consorita projects are major projects with a duration of up to five years. These projects will form a major part of the ESPA research portfolio, and will provide significant new knowledge on the relationship between ecosystem services and poverty alleviation.
|Assessing health, livelihoods, ecosystem services and poverty alleviation in populous deltas||Professor Robert Nicholls||NE-J002755-1|
|ASSETS: Attaining Sustainable Services from Ecosystems through Trade-off Scenarios||Professor Guy Poppy||NE-J002267-1|
|Dynamic drivers of disease in Africa: ecosystems, livestock/wildlife, health and well-being||Professor Melissa Leach||NE-J001570-1|