FORUM: Sustaining ecosystem functions in a changing world: a call for an integrated approach (pages 1124–1130)
Hiroshi Tomimatsu, Takehiro Sasaki, Hiroko Kurokawa, Jon R. Bridle, Colin Fontaine, Jun Kitano, Daniel B. Stouffer, Mark Vellend, T. Martijn Bezemer, Tadashi Fukami, Elizabeth A. Hadly, Marcel G.A. van der Heijden, Masakado Kawata, Sonia Kéfi, Nathan J.B. Kraft, Kevin S. McCann, Peter J. Mumby, Tohru Nakashizuka, Owen L. Petchey, Tamara N. Romanuk, Katharine N. Suding, Gaku Takimoto, Jotaro Urabe and Shigeo Yachi
Article first published online: 25 JUN 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.12116
Management of human-impacted ecosystems can be guided most directly by understanding the response of ecosystem functions to controllable perturbations. In particular, we need to characterize the form of a wide range of perturbation–function relationships and to draw connections between those patterns and the underlying ecological processes. We anticipate that the integrated perspectives will also be helpful for managers to derive practical implications for management from academic literature.