Antarct Sci 2013 Oct 12;25(5):603-617. Epub 2013 Jun 12.
British Antarctic Survey , NERC , High Cross , Madingley Road , Cambridge CB3 0ET , UK.
Ecosystem services are the benefits that mankind obtains from natural ecosystems. Here we identify the key services provided by the Southern Ocean. These include provisioning of fishery products, nutrient cycling, climate regulation and the maintenance of biodiversity, with associated cultural and aesthetic benefits. Read More