Biodiversity and ecosystem services science for a sustainable planet: The DIVERSITAS vision for 2012-20

Anne Larigauderie, Anne Hélène Prieur-Richard, Georgina M. Mace, Mark Lonsdale, Harold A. Mooney, Lijbert Brussaard, David Cooper, Wolfgang Cramer, Peter Daszak, Sandra Díaz, Anantha Duraiappah, Thomas Elmqvist, Daniel P. Faith, Louise E. Jackson, Cornelia Krug, Paul W. Leadley, Philippe Le Prestre, Hiroyuki Matsuda, Margaret Palmer, Charles PerringsMirjam Pulleman, Belinda Reyers, Eugene A. Rosa, Robert J. Scholes, Eva Spehn, Billie Turner, Tetsukazu Yahara

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DIVERSITAS, the international programme on biodiversity science, is releasing a strategic vision presenting scientific challenges for the next decade of research on biodiversity and ecosystem services: "Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Science for a Sustainable Planet" This new vision is a response of the biodiversity and ecosystem services scientific community to the accelerating loss of the components of biodiversity, as well as to changes in the biodiversity science-policy landscape (establishment of a Biodiversity Observing Network. - GEO BON, of an Intergovernmental science-policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services. - IPBES, of the new Future Earth initiative; and release of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020). This article presents the vision and its core scientific challenges.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)101-105
Number of pages5
JournalCurrent Opinion in Environmental Sustainability
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Environmental Science
  • General Social Sciences


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