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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 27 March 2017
  • ISBN : 9781315531793
  • Page : 180 pages
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The concept of ecosystem services has emerged in recent years as one of the most powerful guiding principles for ecology, biodiversity conservation and the management of natural resources. It provides the basis of assessing the multiple values and services that ecosystems can provide to humankind, including such diverse issues as carbon sequestration, flood control, crop pollination and aesthetic and cultural services. This introductory textbook sets out the key aspects of ecosystem services. The book details the historical roots of ecosystem services in the second half of the twentieth century and through initiatives such as the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment. It shows how ecosystem goods and services can be categorised and valued in economic as well as non-monetary terms, while also highlighting some of the difficulties and limitations of valuation techniques. The author describes how themes such as systems thinking, social-ecological resilience and natural capital relate to ecosystem services, and how these can contribute to more sustainable and equitable development. The book assumes limited prior knowledge and is aimed at a wide interdisciplinary audience of students across the social, environmental and life sciences. It is illustrated by a wide range of international case studies and includes learning objectives and guidance for further reading.

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Ecosystem Services

Ecosystem Services
  • Author : Mark Everard
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-03-27
  • ISBN : 9781315531793
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The concept of ecosystem services has emerged in recent years as one of the most powerful guiding principles for ecology, biodiversity conservation and the management of natural resources. It provides the basis of assessing the multiple values and services that ecosystems can provide to humankind, including such diverse issues as carbon sequestration, flood control, crop pollination and aesthetic and cultural services. This introductory textbook sets out the key aspects of ecosystem services. The book details the historical roots of ecosystem

Ecosystem Services

Ecosystem Services
  • Author : Sander Jacobs,Nicolas Dendoncker,Hans Keune
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2013-10-11
  • ISBN : 9780124199804
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Ecosystem Services: Global Issues, Local Practices covers scientific input, socioeconomic considerations, and governance issues on ecosystem services. This book provides hands-on transdisciplinary reflections by administrators and sector representatives involved in the ecosystem service community. Ecosystem Services develops shared approaches and scientific methods to achieve knowledge-based sustainable planning and management of ecosystem services. Professionals engaged in ecosystem service implementation have two options: de-emphasize the ecological and socioeconomic complexity and advance in the theoretical, abstract field, or try to develop research that

Ecosystem Services – Concept, Methods and Case Studies

Ecosystem Services – Concept, Methods and Case Studies
  • Author : Karsten Grunewald,Olaf Bastian
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2015-05-18
  • ISBN : 9783662441435
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Nature provides us with many services seemingly for free: recharged groundwater, fertile soil and plant biomass created by photosynthesis. We human beings draw extensive benefits from these “ecosystem services,” or ES – food, water supply, recreation and protection from natural hazards. Major international studies, such as the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, have addressed the enormous role of biodiversity and ecosystems to human well-being, and they draw particular attention to the consequences resulting from the reduction or loss of these services. These very

Routledge Handbook of Ecosystem Services

Routledge Handbook of Ecosystem Services
  • Author : Marion Potschin,Roy Haines-Young,Robert Fish,R. Kerry Turner
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-01-22
  • ISBN : 9781317687030
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The idea that nature provides services to people is one of the most powerful concepts to have emerged over the last two decades. It is shaping our understanding of the role that biodiverse ecosystems play in the environment and their benefits for humankind. As a result, there is a growing interest in operational and methodological issues surrounding ecosystem services amongst environmental managers, and many institutions are now developing teaching programmes to equip the next generation with the skills needed to

Ecosystem Services

Ecosystem Services
  • Author : Jetske A. Bouma,Pieter J. H. van Beukering
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-01-29
  • ISBN : 9781107062887
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This book draws on a range of interdisciplinary perspectives to provide a framework for translating concepts into ecosystem-related decision making and practice.

Governing the Provision of Ecosystem Services

Governing the Provision of Ecosystem Services
  • Author : Roldan Muradian,Laura Rival
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-11-13
  • ISBN : 9789400751767
GET THIS BOOKGoverning the Provision of Ecosystem Services

Founded on the core notion that we have reached a turning point in the governance, and thus the conservation, of ecosystems and the environment, this edited volume features more than 20 original chapters, each informed by the paradigm shift in the sector over the last decade. Where once the emphasis was on strategies for conservation, enacted through instruments of control such as planning and ‘polluter pays’ legislation, more recent developments have shown a shift towards incentive-based arrangements aimed at those responsible

Sustaining Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in Soils and Sediments

Sustaining Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in Soils and Sediments
  • Author : Diana H. Wall
  • Publisher : Island Press
  • Release Date : 2004
  • ISBN : 9781559637602
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Ecosystem Services and Poverty Alleviation (OPEN ACCESS)

Ecosystem Services and Poverty Alleviation (OPEN ACCESS)
  • Author : Kate Schreckenberg,Georgina Mace,Mahesh Poudyal
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-04-27
  • ISBN : 9780429016288
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Understanding how to sustain the services that ecosystems provide in support of human wellbeing is an active and growing research area. This book provides a state-of-the-art review of current thinking on the links between ecosystem services and poverty alleviation. In part it showcases the key findings of the Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation (ESPA) programme, which has funded over 120 research projects in more than 50 countries since 2010. ESPA’s goal is to ensure that ecosystems are being sustainably managed in a

Water Ecosystem Services

Water Ecosystem Services
  • Author : Julia Martin-Ortega,Robert C. Ferrier,Iain J. Gordon
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-03-26
  • ISBN : 9781107100374
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This book uses ecosystem services-based approaches to address major global and regional water challenges, for researchers, students, and policy makers.

Ecosystem Services

Ecosystem Services
  • Author : R M Harrison,R E Hester
  • Publisher : Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Release Date : 2010-07-01
  • ISBN : 9781849731058
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As human populations grow, so do the resource demands imposed on ecosystems, and the impacts of anthropogenic use and abuse are becoming ever more apparent. This has led to the development of the concept of ecosystem services, which describes the beneficial functions provided by ecosystems for human society. Ecosystem services are limited and hence threatened by over-exploitation, and there is an urgent imperative to evaluate trade-offs between immediate and long-term human needs and to take action to protect biodiversity, which

Ecosystem Services

Ecosystem Services
  • Author : The National Academies Keck Futures Initiative,Interdisciplinary Research Team Summaries; Conference, Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center, Irvine, California, November 10-11, 2011
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2012-04-20
  • ISBN : 9780309252454
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Natural environments provide enormously valuable, but largely unappreciated, services that aid humans and other earthlings. It is becoming clear that these life-support systems are faltering and failing worldwide due to human actions that disrupt nature's ability to do its beneficial work. Ecosystem Services: Charting a Path to Sustainability documents the National Academies' Keck Futures Initiative Conference on Ecosystem Services. At this conference, participants were divided into 14 interdisciplinary research teams to explore diverse challenges at the interface of science, engineering, and

Ecosystem Services

Ecosystem Services
  • Author : Inge Liekens,Steven Broekx,Nele Smeets,Jan Staes,Katrien Van der Biest,Marije Schaafsma,Leo De Nocker,Patrick Meire,Tanya Cerulus
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release Date : 2013-10-11
  • ISBN : 9780128074343
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Although methodologies for classification, quantification, and valuation of ecosystem services are improving drastically, applications of the ecosystem services concept in day-to-day decision-making processes remain limited, especially at the planning level. Nevertheless, spatial planning decisions would benefit from systematic considerations of their effects on ecosystem services. Assessing the impacts of policy on a wide range of ecosystem services contributes to more cost-effective policy implementation, establishing win-win situations across different environmental domains. The “nature value explorer” (natuurwaardeverkenner in Dutch) is a web

Ecosystem Services

Ecosystem Services
  • Author : Wouter Van Reeth
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release Date : 2013-10-11
  • ISBN : 9780128074190
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Over the past decade policy makers and other stakeholders have increasingly recognized that ecosystems are capital assets that, if properly managed, can yield valuable flows of services. Ecosystem conservation and restoration to safeguard or increase the performance of ecosystems in yielding such services has become an explicit objective at multiple levels of governance. Ecosystem performance is thus connected with planning processes, policy programs, instruments, and budgets. International study projects such as the MA and TEEB have advocated the development of

Ecosystem Services

Ecosystem Services
  • Author : Francis Turkelboom,Perrine Raquez,Marc Dufrêne,Leander Raes,Ilse Simoens,Sander Jacobs,Maarten Stevens,Rik De Vreese,Jeroen A.E. Panis,Martin Hermy,Marijke Thoonen,Inge Liekens,Corentin Fontaine,Nicolas Dendoncker,Katrien van der Biest,Jim Casaer,Hilde Heyrman,Linda Meiresonne,Hans Keune
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release Date : 2013-10-11
  • ISBN : 9780128074336
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Multiple classification systems for ecosystem services (ES) make comparison and integration between studies and assessments very difficult. With the fast-growing number of ecosystem services assessment and valuation studies, there is a need to identify generally agreed definitions and to design a common base that will enable comparisons between ecosystem services assessments at different places. The recently developed Common International Classification for Ecosystem Services (CICES) is aiming to fill this gap. One advantage of the CICES approach is that it allows

Ecosystem Services

Ecosystem Services
  • Author : Martin Sharman
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release Date : 2013-10-11
  • ISBN : 9780128074220
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