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Biodiversity

Biodiversity is the diversity of living things – eco-systems, species and genetic complexity.

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Disturbance 

Disturbance 

The disturbance is a term used to describe a discrete event that disrupts an ecosystem or community, natural disturbances such as fires, hurricanes, tornadoes, droughts, and floods. Another example of human-caused disturbances includes deforestation, overgrazing, and plowing. Read more.

Nature capital

Nature capital

The limited stocks of physical and biological resources found on earth’ (MA, 2005) is often described as “nature capital”; within this, terms provide nature a series of services that benefit society and the economy. These natural assets, are referred to as “natural capital. Read more..

Optimal lifetimes

Optimal lifetimes

Optimal lifetimes Optimal lifetime is a word used to describe “the appropriate durability of a garment in its lifespan. In our modern society, most people don’t buy clothes just to cover basic human needs such as protection from cold weather or rain;...
Renewable feedstock

Renewable feedstock

Renewable feedstock is a term used to describe a nature-based feedstock that has minimal negative impact or interference on the ecosystem, and that has the unique property to manifest itself again in nature relatively shortly (months to a few years) rather than in a very long time (hundreds or thousands of years). Read more..