Restoring The Ecology Can Boost The Economy

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http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/08/090828150735.htm Science News Restoring The Ecology Can Boost The Economy ScienceDaily (Aug. 31, 2009) — Research co- authored by Bournemouth University (BU) Professor Adrian Newton and published in the journal Science this week shows that ecological restoration in areas of environmental degradation can help reverse global biodiversity losses, as well as promoting recovery of ecosystem services. However the research also showed that measures of biodiversity and ecosystem services are higher in pristine land, freshwater and marine systems than in restored systems. Examples of ecosystem services include improved water quality and increased carbon storage, services which benefit human well- being. The research was carried out by an international team from the University of Alcalá in Spain, the UK’s Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, and Bournemouth University in the UK. Professor Newton, an environmental conservation expert from BU’s Centre for Conservation
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