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Natural Capital: Theory and Practice of Mapping Ecosystem Services (Hardback)
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Natural Capital: Theory and Practice of Mapping Ecosystem Services (Hardback)

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Hardback 392 Pages / Published: 07/04/2011
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In 2005, The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA) provided the first global assessment of the world's ecosystems and ecosystem services. It concluded that recent trends in ecosystem change threatened human wellbeing due to declining ecosystem services. This bleak prophecy has galvanized conservation organizations, ecologists, and economists to work toward rigorous valuations of ecosystem services at a spatial scale and with a resolution that can inform public policy. The editors have assembled the world's leading scientists in the fields of conservation, policy analysis, and resource economics to provide the most intensive and best technical analyses of ecosystem services to date. A key idea that guides the science is that the modelling and valuation approaches being developed should use data that are readily available around the world. In addition, the book documents a toolbox of ecosystem service mapping, modeling, and valuation models that both The Nature Conservancy and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) are beginning to apply around the world as they transform conservation from a biodiversity only to a people and ecosystem services agenda. The book addresses land, freshwater, and marine systems at a variety of spatial scales and includes discussion of how to treat both climate change and cultural values when examining tradeoffs among ecosystem services.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199588992
Number of pages: 392
Weight: 1044 g
Dimensions: 247 x 196 x 26 mm


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A valuable summary of the strengths and weaknesses of the tools we currently use for valuation. * Bulletin of the British Ecological Society *
Natural Capital: Theory and Practice of Mapping Ecosystem Servicesr is a very timely and useful contribution to the endeavor of mapping ecosystem services. * Trends in Ecology and Evolution *

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