TY - CHAP A1 - Melinda Pálinkás ED1 - Levente Hufnagel Y1 - 2018-09-19 PY - 2018 T1 - Characteristics of Collapsing Ecosystems and Main Factors of Collapses N2 - The aim of Ecosystem Services and Global Ecology is to give an overview and report from the frontiers of research of this important and interesting multidisciplinary area. Ecosystem services as a concept plays a key role in solving global environmental and human ecological crises and associated other problems, especially today when the sixth major extinction event of the history of the biosphere is in progress, and humanity can easily become a victim of it. Human activity is rapidly transforming the surface of the Earth, its biosphere, atmosphere, soil, and water resources. Ecological processes happen over a long time scale, thus damage caused by human activity will be perceptible after decades or even centuries. We hope that our book will be interesting and useful for researchers, lecturers, students, and anyone interested in this field. BT - Ecosystem Services and Global Ecology SP - Ch. 2 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.75124 DO - 10.5772/intechopen.75124 SN - 978-1-78923-739-9 PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2022-01-17 ER -