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DOI 10.21425/F5FBG28888
Title (Primary) Macroecology meets IPBES
Author Hof, C.; Dehling, D.M.; Bonn, A. ORCID logo ; Burgess, N.D.; Eigenbrod, F.; Harfoot, M.B.J.; Hickler, T.; Jetz, W.; Marquard, E.; Pereira, H.M.; Böhning-Gaese, K.
Journal Frontiers of Biogeography
Year 2015
Department NSF; iDiv; ESS
Volume 7
Issue 4
Page From 155
Page To 167
Language englisch
Keywords biodiversity; biodiversity data; ecosystem services; modelling; scenarios; science-policy interface
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Abstract The Intergovernmental Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), established in 2012 to counter the biodiversity crisis, requires the best scientific input available to function as a successful science-policy interface that addresses the knowledge needs of governments for safeguarding nature and its services. For the macroecological research community, IPBES presents a great opportunity to contribute knowledge, data and methods, and to help identify and address knowledge gaps and methodological impediments. Here, we outline our perspectives on how macroecology may contribute to IPBES. We focus on three essential topics for the IPBES process, where contributions by macroecologists will be invaluable: biodiversity data, biodiversity modelling, and modelling of ecosystem services. For each topic, we discuss the potential for contributions from the macroecological community, as well as limitations, challenges, and knowledge gaps. Overall, engagement of the macroecological community with IPBES should lead to mutual benefits. Macroecologists may profit as their contributions to IPBES may strengthen and inspire them as a community to design and conduct research that provides society-relevant results. Furthermore, macroecological contributions will help IPBES become a successful instrument of knowledge exchange and uncover the linkages between biodiversity and human well-being.
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Hof, C., Dehling, D.M., Bonn, A., Burgess, N.D., Eigenbrod, F., Harfoot, M.B.J., Hickler, T., Jetz, W., Marquard, E., Pereira, H.M., Böhning-Gaese, K. (2015):
Macroecology meets IPBES
Front. Biogeogr. 7 (4), 155 - 167