Synopsis: Adaptation Services
The concept of Adaptation Services help people identify the ecosystem processes and services that provide benefits to people by helping them adapt to change. For example, the properties of ecosystems that enable the persistence or transformation of ecosystem structure, function, and composition, provide important adaptation services by providing people with adaptation options. By linking ecosystems with human wellbeing, the concept of Adaptation Services can help people understand how ecosystems support adaptation.
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