OpenNESS Glossary beginning with T
- Taxon (Pl. Taxa)
The named classification unit to which individuals or sets of species are assigned. Higher taxa are those above the species level. For example, the common mouse, Mus musculus, belongs to the Genus Mus, the Family Muridae, and the Class Mammalia.
- Threatened Species
(Ecological) A point at which an ecological system experiences a qualitative change, mostly in an abrupt and discontinuous way. In the context of OpenNESS we use ecological threshold and tipping points as synonyms. See also ‘regime shift’ and the distinction with ‘limit’.
- Tipping Point
Used here as being synonymous with 'ecological threshold'.
- Total Economic Value (TEV)
Situations in which one service increases and another one decreases. This may be due to simultaneous response to the same driver or due to true interactions among services.
A reflexive, integrative, method-driven scientific principle aiming at the solution or transition of societal problems and concurrently of related scientific problems by differentiating and integrating knowledge from various scientific and societal bodies of knowledge.
- Travel Costs Analysis
Economic valuation techniques that use observed costs to travel to a destination to derive demand functions for that destination.