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Disturbance Regulation

The capacity of the soil, regolith and vegetation to buffer the effects of wind, water and waves through water and energy storage capacity and surface resistance.

 

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Regulating Functions

 

How does disturbance regulation contribute to ecosystem services provision?

Rocky outcrops buffer adjacent ecosystems from the impacts of coastal weather hazards.

 
 

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The soil profile stores water and reduces runoff. Vegetation enhances infiltration and provides surface resistance. Degraded soils and landscapes have a reduced capacity. Soil properties (e.g. depth, surface texture) and vegetation and physical structure are important.

 

 

Table 1 below presents the relative magnitude disturbance regulation contributes to different ecosystem services (relative to other ecosystem functions) in SEQ.

 

 

What is the temporal and geographic scale disturbance regulation operates at and services are delivered?

  

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The map to the right shows areas where the function disturbance regulation is expected to occur across SEQ. Data sets supporting the map can be found in the Quick Index. By clicking on the link below the map it will provide a more detailed view.

 

HOW DO WE KNOW IF WE ARE DEGRADING, MAINTAINING OR IMPROVING disturbance regulation in SEQ?

 

Soil and vegetation are important for infiltration, surface resistance and storing of water.

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HOW DO WE MANAGE THIS ECOSYSTEM FUNCTION in SEQ?

 

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