Josef Settele
University of the Philippines Los Baños
Environmental resource managementBiodiversityEcologyEcosystem servicesBiology
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Abstract Biodiversity can be characterised across several dimensions, which are crucial for the evaluation of ecosystem services. Functional diversity, a key aspect of biodiversity, provides a more realistic characterisation of the functioning of ecological communities than only studying their taxonomic diversity. The relevance of functional ecology studies has steadily increased in agroecosystems. However, the combined effects of pesticides and land cover heterogeneity on the taxonomic and func...
#1Sandra DíazH-Index: 71
#2Josef SetteleH-Index: 55
Last. Kate A. BraumanH-Index: 22
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We agree with Ceddia that investment can play a key role in achieving the transformative change that is necessary to reverse nature's ongoing decline. In our Review, we pointed to the large impact of extractive industries, the unequal distribution of wealth associated with trade flows, and the handful of transnational corporations that control the majority of supply chains in agriculture, fishing, logging, and mining. Changing investment in these sectors can profoundly affect the future of natur...
#1Henrique M. PereiraH-Index: 35
#2Aafke M. Schipper (Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency)H-Index: 17
Last. Benjamin Quesada (KIT: Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)H-Index: 5
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Despite the scientific consensus on the extinction crisis and its anthropogenic origin, the quantification of historical trends and of future scenarios of biodiversity and ecosystem services has been limited, due to the lack of inter-model comparisons and harmonized scenarios. Here, we present a multi-model analysis to assess the impacts of land-use and climate change from 1900 to 2050. During the 20th century provisioning services increased, but biodiversity and regulating services decreased. S...
#1Iago Otero (Humboldt University of Berlin)H-Index: 9
#2Katharine N. Farrell (Humboldt University of Berlin)H-Index: 11
Last. Beatriz Rodríguez-Labajos (University of California, Berkeley)H-Index: 1
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#1Nicolas TiteuxH-Index: 15
#2Olatz AizpuruaH-Index: 2
Last. Hans Van Dyck (UCL: Université catholique de Louvain)H-Index: 37
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#1Youri Martin (UCL: Université catholique de Louvain)H-Index: 1
#2Hans Van Dyck (UCL: Université catholique de Louvain)H-Index: 37
Last. Nicolas TiteuxH-Index: 15
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#1Pedro Cardoso (UH: University of Helsinki)H-Index: 29
#2Philip S. Barton (ANU: Australian National University)H-Index: 21
Last. Caspar A. Hallmann (Radboud University Nijmegen)H-Index: 7
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Abstract Here we build on the manifesto ‘World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity, issued by the Alliance of World Scientists. As a group of conservation biologists deeply concerned about the decline of insect populations, we here review what we know about the drivers of insect extinctions, their consequences, and how extinctions can negatively impact humanity. We are causing insect extinctions by driving habitat loss, degradation, and fragmentation, use of polluting and harmful substances, the spr...
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#1Michael J. Samways (Stellenbosch University)H-Index: 34
#2Philip S. Barton (ANU: Australian National University)H-Index: 21
Last. Caspar A. Hallmann (Radboud University Nijmegen)H-Index: 7
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Abstract The fate of humans and insects intertwine, especially through the medium of plants. Global environmental change, including land transformation and contamination, is causing concerning insect diversity loss, articulated in the companion review Scientists' warning to humanity on insect extinctions. Yet, despite a sound philosophical foundation, recognized ethical values, and scientific evidence, globally we are performing poorly at instigating effective insect conservation. As insects are...
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#1Panagiotis Theodorou (MLU: Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg)H-Index: 9
#2Rita RadzeviciuteH-Index: 1
Last. Tesfaye Wubet (Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ)H-Index: 34
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Urbanisation is an important global driver of biodiversity change, negatively impacting some species groups whilst providing opportunities for others. Yet its impact on ecosystem services is poorly investigated. Here, using a replicated experimental design, we test how Central European cities impact flying insects and the ecosystem service of pollination. City sites have lower insect species richness, particularly of Diptera and Lepidoptera, than neighbouring rural sites. In contrast, Hymenopter...
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#1Sandra Díaz (National University of Cordoba)H-Index: 71
#2Josef Settele (Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ)H-Index: 55
Last. Cynthia N.. Zayas (UP: University of the Philippines Diliman)H-Index: 1
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BACKGROUND Human actions have long been known to drive declines in nature, and there is growing awareness of how globalization means that these drivers increasingly act at a distance (telecoupling). However, evidence from different disciplines has largely accumulated in parallel, and the global effects of telecouplings have never been addressed comprehensively. Now, the first integrated global-scale intergovernmental assessment of the status, trends, and future of the links between people and na...
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