Valuing Ecosystem Services

Methodological Issues and Case Studies

K. N. Ninan,

Valuing Ecosystem Services: Methodological Issues and Case Studies
 

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‘This book is a compendium of some of the latest work on valuing ecosystem services, including a range of case studies. These studies begin to address some of the many limitations and caveats clearly noted in the 1997 Nature paper. It will be a valuable resource for anyone interested in this topic and for moving the science and practice of ecosystem services forward.’- Robert Costanza, The Australian National University, AustraliaConserving biodiversity and ecosystem services is critical to promoting human welfare and sustainable development. Ecosystem services valuation has therefore recently assumed prominence in research and policy circles. In this illuminating volume, leading experts from around the world discuss the key methodological issues and challenges in valuing ecosystem services. Covering a cross-section of ecosystems and services in different sites, countries and regions, the collection also usefully presents case studies that value ecosystem services and experiences with operationalising valuation into policy.
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