Call for papers of Special Issue on Modelling natural capital and ecosystem services in natural, human-dominated, and man-made ecosystems
• 大类 : 环境科学与生态学 - 3区
• 小类 : 生态学 - 3区
atural capital can be defined as the stock of natural resources generating a “natural income” in terms of valuable flows of ecosystem goods and services. Natural capital is irreplaceable with manufactured capital and it ensures a life support system vital for human well-being.
Socio-economic systems are highly dependent on the ecological systems in which they are embedded and from which they gain several goods and services: food, fibers, fresh water, clean air, pollination, climate regulation, among many others. Healthy ecosystems are capable of maintaining their structures and functions while generating several ecosystem services.
The scientific research on natural capital and ecosystem services has grown substantially over the past decade, making more evident the vital role played by natural ecosystems in support of human economy and well-being.
The VSI will explore the state of the art in this field of science and will gather a set of theoretical, methodological, and applied papers focusing on modelling natural capital and ecosystem services in natural, human-dominated, and man-made ecosystems.
Articles with a clear modelling content and entailing a systems ecology perspective will be preferred.