By R M Harrison, R E Hester, Erik Gomez Baggethun, John Murlis, Piran White
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Thus, physical and biological processes combine to produce functions and services which are consumed by humans. However, one of the central tenets of the Ecosystem Approach is that humans are an integral part of complex ecosystems (social-ecological systems)25 within which there are likely to be important feedback loops. Thus, consumption of ecosystem services by humans at the end of the chain has implications for future production of these services through its impacts on biological and physical processes at the start of the chain.
Ecosystem Services by R M Harrison, R E Hester, Erik Gomez Baggethun, John Murlis, Piran White