Biodiversidad y bienestar humano: el papel de la diversidad funcional

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The relationships between biodiversity and ecosystem functioning have been extensively addressed in the scientific literature. However, the importance of biodiversity for human well-being has been recognized only recently. In this context, the concept of functional diversity offers an interesting and innovative approach to the causal links among global change drivers, biodiversity, ecosystem functioning, and the ecosystem services essential for human well-being. In this paper, we summarize the main concepts, analytical aspects, and valuation tools related to functional diversity. Finally, we show how ecological data derived from this functional approach can be incorporated into decision-making processes involved in biodiversity management.

Translated title of the contributionBiodiversity and human wellbeing: the role of functional diversity
Original languageSpanish
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)69-80
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 09.2007
Externally publishedYes