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Short course: Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

Sustainability Institute
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In this course, a variety of biodiversity and ecosystem service frameworks will be introduced and discussed in light of how they help us understand our connection with dependence on nature.

In the face of global change and natural resource depletion, it has become imperative to understand the links between biodiversity and ecosystem services such as freshwater, crop production, grazing, and climate regulation, which underpin the economy and well-being of different groups in society.

However, biodiversity, ecosystem services and human well-being are all multidimensional issues characterized by complex interactions.

The course will also discuss possible tipping points that could trigger large, abrupt, nonlinear changes in ecosystems and society which might threaten critical ecosystem services that support human well-being, especially amongst vulnerable groups in society.

For more information please visit http://www.sustainabilityinstitute.net/learn/short-courses/learning-modules/2500-biodiversity-ecosystem-services or to apply online visit http://www.usb-ed.com/Courses/Pages/Course-details.aspx?Course=Biodiversity-and-Ecosystem-Services&CID=169&region=South%20Africa

Applications for short courses close strictly 10 working days before a course commences, accompanied by full payment of the course fees. For more information please contact Nicole Adams at nicolette.adams@usb-ed.com or +27 21 918 4207.