Routledge Handbook of Ecosystem Services

Routledge Handbook of Ecosystem Services
Author: Marion Potschin,Roy Haines-Young,Robert Fish,R. Kerry Turner
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 630
Release: 2016-01-22
ISBN 10: 1317687035
ISBN 13: 9781317687030
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Routledge Handbook of Ecosystem Services Book Review:

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 apply the concepts more effectively. This handbook provides a comprehensive reference text on ecosystem services, integrating natural and social science (including economics). Collectively the chapters, written by the world's leading authorities, demonstrate the importance of biodiversity for people, policy and practice. They also show how the value of ecosystems to society can be expressed in monetary and non-monetary terms, so that the environment can be better taken into account in decision making. The significance of the ecosystem service paradigm is that it helps us redefine and better communicate the relationships between people and nature. It is shown how these are essential to resolving challenges such as sustainable development and poverty reduction, and the creation of a green economy in developing and developed world contexts.

Ecosystem Services

Ecosystem Services
Author: Mark Everard
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 188
Release: 2017-03-27
ISBN 10: 1315531798
ISBN 13: 9781315531793
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecosystem Services Book Review:

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.

Ecosystem Services

Ecosystem Services
Author: Sander Jacobs,Nicolas Dendoncker,Hans Keune
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2013-10-11
ISBN 10: 0124199801
ISBN 13: 9780124199804
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecosystem Services Book Review:

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 is policy relevant and inclusive in an uncertain environment. This book provides a wide overview of issues at stake, of interest for any professional wishing to develop a broader view on ecosystem service science and practice. Examines a broad scope of relevant issues to create common understanding in the ecosystem services community Includes contributions from several backgrounds, providing a broad, multidisciplinary view Offers recommendations to develop a thorough understanding and management of ecosystem services based on tools and research in larger territories as well as on local scales

Ecosystem Services

Ecosystem Services
Author: Jetske A. Bouma,Pieter J. H. van Beukering
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2015-01-29
ISBN 10: 1107062888
ISBN 13: 9781107062887
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecosystem Services Book Review:

Draws on a range of interdisciplinary perspectives to provide a framework for translating concepts into ecosystem-related decision-making and practice.

Ecosystem Services Concept Methods and Case Studies

Ecosystem Services     Concept  Methods and Case Studies
Author: Karsten Grunewald,Olaf Bastian
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2015-05-18
ISBN 10: 3662441438
ISBN 13: 9783662441435
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecosystem Services Concept Methods and Case Studies Book Review:

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 topical issues are being addressed by authors/scientists in a wide variety of disciplines – and their approaches, terminologies and methodological specifics are just as diverse. What, for example, does the efficacy of nature or natural capital mean? Which values of nature are particularly important, how are they distributed in space and time and how can they be assessed and the relevant knowledge promoted? Can all ecosystem services be quantified and even monetarised? What should be done to ensure that the multiple services of nature will be available also in future? This book explains the multifaceted concept of ecosystem services, provides a methodological framework for its analysis and assessment, and discusses case examples, particularly from Germany. It is addressed to scientists and practitioners in the administrative, volunteer and professional spheres, especially those who deal with environment, landscape management and nature conservation and regional and land-use planning. The target group includes experts from the business community, politicians and decision makers, students and all those interested in fundamental ecological, economic, ethical and environmental issues.

Ecosystem Services

Ecosystem Services
Author: Ronald E. Hester,Roy M. Harrison
Publsiher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 1849730180
ISBN 13: 9781849730181
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecosystem Services Book Review:

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 is a key factor in delivering ecosystem services. To help inform decision-makers, economic value is increasingly being associated with many ecosystem services and is often based on the replacement with anthropogenic alternatives. The on-going challenges of maintaining sustainable ecosystems and prescribing economic value to nature is prompting multi-disciplinary shifts in how we recognise and manage the environment. This volume brings together emerging topics in environmental science, making an excellent source for policy makers and environmental consultants working in the field or related areas. Ecosystem Services also serves as a concise and referenced primer for advanced students and researchers in environmental science and management.

Valuing Ecosystem Services

Valuing Ecosystem Services
Author: K N Ninan
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2014-08-29
ISBN 10: 1781955166
ISBN 13: 9781781955161
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Valuing Ecosystem Services Book Review:

This thought provoking book draws together prominent international authorities to discuss the key methodological issues and challenges in valuing ecosystem services. Covering a cross-section of ecosystems and services in different sites, countries and

Atlas of Ecosystem Services

Atlas of Ecosystem Services
Author: Matthias Schröter,Aletta Bonn,Stefan Klotz,Ralf Seppelt,Cornelia Baessler
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 414
Release: 2019-01-31
ISBN 10: 3319962299
ISBN 13: 9783319962290
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Atlas of Ecosystem Services Book Review:

This book aims to identify, present and discuss key driving forces and pressures on ecosystem services. Ecosystem services are the contributions that ecosystems provide to human well-being. The scope of this atlas is on identifying solutions and lessons to be applied across science, policy and practice. The atlas will address different components of ecosystem services, assess risks and vulnerabilities, and outline governance and management opportunities. The atlas will therefore attract a wide audience, both from policy and practice and from different scientific disciplines. The emphasis will be on ecosystems in Europe, as the available data on service provision is best developed for this region and recognizes the strengths of the contributing authors. Ecosystems of regions outside Europe will be covered where possible.

Soil Ecology and Ecosystem Services

Soil Ecology and Ecosystem Services
Author: Diana H. Wall,Richard D. Bardgett,Valerie Behan-Pelletier,Jeffrey E. Herrick,T. Hefin Jones,Karl Ritz,Johan Six,Donald R. Strong,Wim H. van der Putten
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2012-06-14
ISBN 10: 0191632562
ISBN 13: 9780191632563
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Soil Ecology and Ecosystem Services Book Review:

This multi-contributor, international volume synthesizes contributions from the world's leading soil scientists and ecologists, describing cutting-edge research that provides a basis for the maintenance of soil health and sustainability. The book covers these advances from a unique perspective of examining the ecosystem services produced by soil biota across different scales - from biotic interactions at microscales to communities functioning at regional and global scales. The book leads the user towards an understanding of how the sustainability of soils, biodiversity, and ecosystem services can be maintained and how humans, other animals, and ecosystems are dependent on living soils and ecosystem services.

Valuing Ecosystem Services

Valuing Ecosystem Services
Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Water Science and Technology Board,Committee on Assessing and Valuing the Services of Aquatic and Related Terrestrial Ecosystems
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2005-05-14
ISBN 10: 030909318X
ISBN 13: 9780309093187
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Valuing Ecosystem Services Book Review:

Nutrient recycling, habitat for plants and animals, flood control, and water supply are among the many beneficial services provided by aquatic ecosystems. In making decisions about human activities, such as draining a wetland for a housing development, it is essential to consider both the value of the development and the value of the ecosystem services that could be lost. Despite a growing recognition of the importance of ecosystem services, their value is often overlooked in environmental decision-making. This report identifies methods for assigning economic value to ecosystem servicesâ€"even intangible onesâ€"and calls for greater collaboration between ecologists and economists in such efforts.

Ecosystem Services From Biodiversity to Society

Ecosystem Services  From Biodiversity to Society
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 358
Release: 2015-12-01
ISBN 10: 0128039337
ISBN 13: 9780128039335
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecosystem Services From Biodiversity to Society Book Review:

Advances in Ecological Research is one of the most successful series in the highly competitive field of ecology. Each volume publishes topical and important reviews, interpreting ecology as widely as in the past, to include all material that contributes to our understanding of the field. Topics in this invaluable series include the physiology, populations, and communities of plants and animals, as well as landscape and ecosystem ecology. Presents the most updated information on the field of ecology, publishing topical and important reviews Provides all information that relates to a thorough understanding of the field Includes data on physiology, populations, and communities of plants and animals New ideas on ES Integrative approach working across a variety of levels of biological organization and spatial and temporal scales Diversity of relevant subjects covered

The Justices and Injustices of Ecosystem Services

The Justices and Injustices of Ecosystem Services
Author: Thomas Sikor
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2013-07-18
ISBN 10: 1135958491
ISBN 13: 9781135958497
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Justices and Injustices of Ecosystem Services Book Review:

Humankind benefits from a multitude of resources and processes that are supplied by ecosystems, and collectively these benefits are known as ecosystem services. Interest in this topic has grown exponentially over the last decade, as biologists and economists have tried to quantify these benefits to justify management interventions. Yet, as this book demonstrates, the implications for justice and injustice have rarely been explored and works on environmental justice are only now addressing the importance of ecosystem services. The authors establish important new middle ground in arguments between conservationists and critics of market-based interventions such as Payment for Ecosystem Services. Neither can environmental management be separated from justice concerns, as some conservationists like to believe, nor is it in fundamental opposition to justice, as critics like to put it. The book develops this novel interpretation of justice in environmental management through analyses of prominent governance interventions and the conceptual underpinnings of the ecosystem services framework. Key examples described are revenue-sharing around protected areas and REDD+ for forest ecosystems. The analyses demonstrate that interventions create opportunities for enhancing social justice, yet also reveal critical design features that cause ostensibly technical interventions to generate injustices.

Ecosystem Services in Urban Developing Areas

Ecosystem Services in Urban   Developing Areas
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 83
Release: 2007
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: MINN:31951P010678856
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Defining an Economics Research Program to Describe and Evaluate Ecosystem Services

Defining an Economics Research Program to Describe and Evaluate Ecosystem Services
Author: J. D. Kline
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 46
Release: 2006
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: MINN:31951D02974980Y
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Defining an Economics Research Program to Describe and Evaluate Ecosystem Services Book Review:

Balancing society's multiple and sometimes competing objectives regarding forests calls for information describing the direct and indirect benefits resulting from forest policy and management, whether to address wildfire, loss of open space, unmanaged recreation, ecosystem restoration, or other objectives. The USDA Forest Service recently has proposed the concept of ecosystem services as a framework for (1) describing the many benefits provided by public and private forests, (2), evaluating the effects of policy and management decisions involving public and private forest lands, and (3) advocating the use of economic and market-based incentives to protect private forest lands from development. The concept extends traditional economic theory regarding multiple forest benefits and the use of economic incentives to enhance their provision, by emphasizing ecosystems as an organizing structure for benefits. Although the emphasis on ecosystems is new, challenges in evaluating ecosystem services are similar to those long faced by economists tasked with evaluating forest benefits: (1) defining a typology of ecosystem services, (2) describing and measuring ecosystem services units or outputs, and (3) describing and measuring ecosystem services per unit of values or social weights. Progress within the Forest Service in applying the ecosystem services concept to forest policy and management will depend on knowing what information will suffice, working across disciplines, deciding on appropriate analytical frameworks, defining the appropriate role of economic and market-based incentives, and adequately funding economics research.

Insects and Sustainability of Ecosystem Services

Insects and Sustainability of Ecosystem Services
Author: Timothy D. Schowalter
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 362
Release: 2013-05-23
ISBN 10: 1466553901
ISBN 13: 9781466553903
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Insects and Sustainability of Ecosystem Services Book Review:

With few exceptions, insects are perceived in industrialized countries as undesirable pests. In reality, relatively few insects interfere with us or our resources. Most have benign or positive effects on ecosystem services, and many represent useful resources in non-industrialized countries. Challenging traditional perceptions of the value of insects, Insects and Sustainability of Ecosystem Services explores the ways insects affect the ecosystem services we depend upon. It also fosters an appreciation for the amazing diversity, adaptive ability, and natural roles of insects. The book discusses how the ways in which we manage insects will determine an ecosystem’s capacity to continue to supply services. It reviews aspects of insect physiology, behavior, and ecology that affect their interactions with other ecosystem components and ecosystem services, emphasizing critical effects of insects on the sustainability of ecosystem processes and services. The author examines the integration of insect ecology with self-regulatory aspects of ecosystems that control primary production, energy and nutrient fluxes, and global climate—functions that underlie the sustainability of ecosystem services. Clearly, we need environmental policies that meet needs for pest control where warranted, but do not undermine the important contributions of insects to sustaining ecosystem processes and services. With in-depth coverage of the multiple, often compensatory, effects of insects on various resources or ecosystem services and on the consequences of control tactics for those resources or services, Insects and Sustainability of Ecosystem Services recommends changes in perspectives and policies regarding insects that will contribute to sustainability of ecosystem services.

The Economics of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

The Economics of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services
Author: Shunsuke Managi
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 0415625637
ISBN 13: 9780415625630
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Economics of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Book Review:

Ecosystems and biodiversity have been degraded over decades due to human activities. One of the critical causes is market failure: the current market only accounts tangible resources and neglects intangible functions, such as climate control and natural hazard mitigation. Under such circumstances in capitalism, land conversion and resource exploitation, which generate financial income, are highly prioritised over conservation, which is not necessarily beneficial in monetary terms. To halt ecosystem degradation, thus, the values of ecosystem services need to be visualised and economic instruments for ecosystem conservation should be further developed. This book focuses on these two aspects and performs several studies, including valuation of ecosystem services, productivity analysis, institutional design of payment for ecosystem services (PES), impact assessment of reduction emission from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD), and economic experiment of mitigation banking scheme. From these analysis, economic values of ecosystem services are demonstrated from both supply and demand side, and the directions for improving economic instruments are indicated both directly and indirectly. As many of these analysis are usually conducted in the North America and Europe, this book is unique in geographical focus, namely, Japan, Asia and globe. Also, wide variety of ecosystems are targeted for studies; agricultural lands, forests, wetlands, and marine. Hence, this will be informative introduction for those who desire to study economics of biodiversity and ecosystem services in these regions and of these ecological zones.

Ecosystem Services

Ecosystem Services
Author: Inge Liekens,Leo De Nocker,Steven Broekx,Joris Aertsens,Anil Markandya
Publsiher: Elsevier Inc. Chapters
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2013-10-11
ISBN 10: 0128074175
ISBN 13: 9780128074176
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecosystem Services Book Review:

This chapter introduces the concept of monetary valuation of ecosystem services (ES) and lists the available methods. It discusses what exactly can be valued and the possible use of economic valuation in valuing ecosystem services. Examples of valuation exercises in Belgium are given. We conclude that monetary valuation is promising to value the impact of small changes in ecosystem services on human welfare. The different methods used to value these changes all have advantages and disadvantages. Although some relevant issues concerning the methods themselves remain, the most important issue is to determine how to make practical use of the available data in policy decisions. Guidance is needed on how the data should be used for value transfer.

Ecosystem Services and Poverty Alleviation OPEN ACCESS

Ecosystem Services and Poverty Alleviation  OPEN ACCESS
Author: Kate Schreckenberg,Georgina Mace,Mahesh Poudyal
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 326
Release: 2018-04-27
ISBN 10: 042901628X
ISBN 13: 9780429016288
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecosystem Services and Poverty Alleviation OPEN ACCESS Book Review:

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 way that contributes to poverty alleviation as well as to inclusive and sustainable growth. As governments across the world map how they will achieve the 17 ambitious Sustainable Development Goals, most of which have poverty alleviation, wellbeing and sustainable environmental management at their heart, ESPA’s findings have never been more timely and relevant. The book synthesises the headline messages and compelling evidence to address the questions at the heart of ecosystems and wellbeing research. The authors, all leading specialists, address the evolving framings and contexts for the work, review the impacts of ongoing drivers of change, present new ways to achieve sustainable wellbeing, equity, diversity, and resilience, and evaluate the potential contributions from conservation projects, payment schemes, and novel governance approaches across scales from local to national and international. The cross-cutting, thematic chapters challenge conventional wisdom in some areas, and validate new methods and approaches for sustainable development in others. The book will provide a rich and important reference source for advanced students, researchers and policy-makers in ecology, environmental studies, ecological economics and sustainable development. The Open Access version of this book, available at https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/e/9780429016295, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license.

The Law and Policy of Ecosystem Services

The Law and Policy of Ecosystem Services
Author: J. B. Ruhl,Steven E. Kraft,Christopher L. Lant
Publsiher: Island Press
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2013-03-19
ISBN 10: 9781597267694
ISBN 13: 1597267694
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Law and Policy of Ecosystem Services Book Review:

The Law and Policy of Ecosystem Services is the first comprehensive exploration of the status and future of natural capital and ecosystem services in American law and policy. The book develops a framework for thinking about ecosystem services across their ecologic, geographic, economic, social, and legal dimensions and evaluates the prospects of crafting a legal infrastructure that can help build an ecosystem service economy that is as robust as existing economies for manufactured goods, natural resource commodities, and human-provided services. The book examines the geographic, ecological, and economic context of ecosystem services and provides a baseline of the current status of ecosystem services in law and society. It identifies shortcomings of current law and policy and the critical areas for improvement and forges an approach for the design of new law and policy for ecosystem services. Included are a series of nine empirical case studies that explore the problems caused by society’s failure to properly value natural capital. Among the case study topics considered are water issues, The Conservation Reserve Program, the National Conservation Buffer Initiative, the agricultural policy of the European Union, wetland mitigation, and pollution trading. The Law and Policy of Ecosystem Services is a groundbreaking look at the question of whether and how law and policy can shape a sustainable system of ecosystem service management. It is an accessible and informative work for faculty, students, and policy makers concerned with ecology, economics, geography, political science, environmental studies, law, and related fields.

Valuing Ecosystem Services

Valuing Ecosystem Services
Author: R. Kerry Turner,Stavros Georgiou,Brendan Fisher
Publsiher: Earthscan
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 184977370X
ISBN 13: 9781849773706
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Valuing Ecosystem Services Book Review:

Ecosystem services can be broadly defined as the aspects of ecosystems that provide benefits to people. This book provides guidance on the valuation of ecosystem services, using the case of multifunctional wetlands to illustrate and make recommendations regarding the methods and techniques that can be applied to appraise management options. It provides a review of ecosystem service valuation rationale, including its importance from both a policy and project appraisal perspective, and a useful reference when considering policy and appraisal of ecosystem management options. It shows how legal obligations and other high-level management targets should be taken into account in valuation exercises, thus giving important policy context to the management options.The authors set out what they call an Ecosystem Services Approach to the full appraisal of the role of ecosystem services in the economy and society. Although concentrating on wetlands, the approaches suggested provide an assessment framework that can be applied to other types of ecosystem assets.