• Academic publication

Advancing approaches for understanding the nature-people link

Siwicka E, Thrush SF (2020). Ecological Complexity, Volume 44,100877.

  • Bayesian Belief Multifunctionality Framework is a new tool that links socio-ecological research;
  • The framework acknowledges ecosystem complexity and multifunctionality;
  • Our framework links species and their traits to ecosystem functions and NCPs;
  • The trait set that supports a high level of metal sequestration also supports a high level of N-release;
  • The trait set that maximised secondary production contributes to higher sediment stability;
  • Increasing the density of organisms generally positively affects NCPs.
Bayesian Belief Networks; Ecosystem multifunctionality; Nature people link; Ecosystem complexity; Nature's contributions to people; BEF-BES relationships