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Human and nature in symbiosis

In recent years, ‘ecosystem services’ has become an increasingly common concept within the research community, as well as in municipalities, public authorities and industry. In simple terms, ecosystem services can be described as the benefits humans gain from nature’s ecosystems, for example regarding the food we eat, the air we breathe, purification of the water we drink, the bioenergy we use to heat our homes, the wood that is made into paper, houses and so on. The list is long and the value hard to estimate.
BECC theme leaders
Edith Hammar, Johan Ekroos and Cecilia Akselsson deal with issues related to ecosystem services and biodiversity in a changing climate. Photo: Kennet Ruona

BECC, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in a Changing Climate, is one of Lund University’s strategic research areas, in which social sciences, economics and natural science combine research on issues related to ecosystem services and biodiversity in a changing climate. Read more about BECC in the digital research magazine from Lund University Mission is possible

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