Ecosystem Services

From Concept to Practice

by Jetske A. Bouma, Pieter J. H. van Beukering

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  • 9781107062887
  • 9781316236703
  • 9781316234815
Despite the growing popularity of the concept of ecosystem services, policy makers and practitioners continue to struggle with the challenge of translating it into practice. Drawing on a range of interdisciplinary perspectives, this volume takes up the challenge to provide a framework for the effective implementation of simple concepts into complex ecosystem-related decision making. Addressing the measurement, valuation and governance of ecosystem services, the book is specifically designed to guide students and policy-makers from definitions and measurements to applications in terms of policy instruments and governance arrangements. Each chapter discusses key methodological approaches, illustrating their applications at various scales by drawing on case studies from around the world. Presenting a range of perspectives from across many fields, this text ultimately considers the crucial question of how ecosystem service delivery can be safeguarded for generations to come.

  • Cambridge University Press; January 2015
  • ISBN: 9781316236703
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  • Title: Ecosystem Services
  • Author: Jetske A. Bouma (ed.); Pieter J. H. van Beukering (ed.)
  • Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781107062887
  • 9781316236703
  • 9781316234815

In The Press

'This excellent collection of essays has been carefully crafted to introduce the reader to all aspects of an ecosystem services approach to decision making; from natural science, through the social sciences and on to governance. Each chapter is highly accessible while the whole builds to provide a coherent introduction to the range of necessary issues yielding a collection which will be of great value to the student, teacher and practitioner.' Ian Bateman, University of East Anglia

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781107062887
  • 9781316236703
  • 9781316234815