Primary Ecosystem Services (PES)
Primary Ecosystem Services
Ecosystem services are the many and varied benefits to humans provided by the natural environment and from healthy ecosystems. Such ecosystems include, for example, agroecosystems, forest ecosystem, grassland ecosystems, and aquatic ecosystems. These ecosystems, functioning in healthy relationships, offer such things as natural pollination of crops, clean air, extreme weather mitigation, and human mental and physical well-being. Collectively, these benefits are becoming known as ecosystem services, and are often integral to the provision of food, provisioning of clean drinking water, the decomposition of wastes, and resilience and productivity of food ecosystems.
Realizing the Value of Ecosystem Services
-Dr. Ranil Senanayake (Phd. SystemEcology, Davis)- categorizes ecosystem services to avoid subjective biasses that lead to the compromise in sustainability and restoring biodiversity on a landscape. By categorizing as such, it is evident that a new market for 'beyond organic' emerges to valorize the unseen products of a landscape, such as the capture of CarbonDioxide from the atmosphere / the release of molecular Oxygen / and the transpiration of groundwater as vapor back into the atmosphere.
The Satanic Formula
All of a sudden both the individual and society become disinterested observers. A lot of information is generated on how to perceive and understand the problem.READ MORE
Blue Sky Mining
We know that the mean temperature will rise, but the speed of that increase may be much more than the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has computed.READ MORE
Are we killing the Future?
Where Carbon Dioxide combine with water and powered by sunlight produces the solid organic matter (Carbohydrate) and the free molecular Oxygen.READ MORE
The Threat to Life
Threat is being constantly amplified by the actions of the man. The actions of modern technological man have helped bring this threat very close to becoming real for us on this planet of Earth.READ MORE
Future of Farming in Sri Lanka
Agrarian societies with long histories, posses the credibility of having the sustained themselves successfully under the rigor of survival in a natural world.READ MORE
Why we Need Biomass?
The growth of the current carbon market in addressing climate change provides real benchmarks and suggests astounding the market opportunities.READ MORE
Mining The Global Commons
In a tragic and insensitive interview, Elon Musk boasts that he relies on the availability of the Oxygen to power his rockets, because it is free.READ MORE
Why Small Farms will be the Backbone of Food Security?
The ecological axiom that: ‘Energy flow through a system tends to organise and simplify that system’, is abundantly clear in agriculture.READ MORE
The Global Commons sustains the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the food we eat. It is under threat today, because of the Governments in nation and financial institutions.READ MORE
Who Listens? Who Pays Attention?
Sri Lanka is a vulnerable island in the face of Climate Change. An increase in the intensity of rainfall, will erode our mountains and create increased flood damage.READ MORE
The Creation Formula
biomass was impacted five times in the history of life, such that a large percentage of the existing biomass was fossilised, the imperative at each response was the growth of biomass.
The Required System Change
Sri Lanka, is ‘the canary in the coalmine’ of fossil powered economic growth. The pain of withdrawal from the addiction is felt from the cooking fires.READ MORE