Regulating ecosystem services


The benefits obtained from the regulation of ecosystem processes, including, for example, the regulation of climate, water, and some human diseases.

Millennium Ecosystem Assessment 2005 1

Other definitions

  • CICES (Common International Classification of Ecosystem Services), 2018 2

“Regulation and Maintenance” is one of the three major Sections in The Common International Classification of Ecosystem Services (V5.1). It describes all the ways in which living organisms can mediate or moderate the ambient environment that affects human health, safety or comfort, together with abiotic equivalents. 

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