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Environmental Infrastructure

Brett M. Frischmann

in Infrastructure: The Social Value of Shared Resources

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199895656
eISBN:
9780199933280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199895656.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter explores how infrastructure arguments apply to environmental resources and contribute to the difficult tasks of valuing and managing these resources. It is organized into four sections. ... More


Ecosystem functions and services

Cagan H. Sekercioglu

in Conservation Biology for All

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199554232
eISBN:
9780191720666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554232.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

In this chapter, Cagan H. Sekercioglu recapitulates natural ecosystem functions and services. Ecosystem services are the set of ecosystem functions that are useful to humans. These services make the ... More


The valuation of ecosystem services

Edward B. Barbier, Stefan Baumgärtner, Kanchan Chopra, Christopher Costello, Anantha Duraiappah, Rashid Hassan, Ann P. Kinzig, Markus Lehman, Unai Pascual, Stephen Polasky, and Charles Perrings

in Biodiversity, Ecosystem Functioning, and Human Wellbeing: An Ecological and Economic Perspective

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199547951
eISBN:
9780191720345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547951.003.0018
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

By harnessing recent results on the relationship between biodiversity and ecosystem functioning to an assessment of the valued services that people obtain from the natural environment, the Millennium ... More


Valuing dragonflies as service providers

John P. Simaika and Michael J. Samways

in Dragonflies and Damselflies: Model Organisms for Ecological and Evolutionary Research

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199230693
eISBN:
9780191710889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230693.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Animal Biology

Valuing the services provided by ecosystems and their components is emerging as a new, practical tool for conservation of biodiversity. One such framework for quantifying those components of ... More


Biodiversity, Ecosystem Functioning, and Human Wellbeing: An Ecological and Economic Perspective

Shahid Naeem, Daniel E. Bunker, Andy Hector, Michel Loreau, and Charles Perrings (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199547951
eISBN:
9780191720345
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547951.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

How will biodiversity loss affect ecosystem functioning, ecosystem services, and human wellbeing? In an age of accelerating biodiversity loss, this volume summarizes recent advances in ... More


The economics of biodiversity and ecosystem services

Charles Perrings, Stefan Baumgärtner, William A. Brock, Kanchan Chopra, Marc Conte, Christopher Costello, Anantha Duraiappah, Ann P. Kinzig, Unai Pascual, Stephen Polasky, John Tschirhart, and Anastasios Xepapadeas

in Biodiversity, Ecosystem Functioning, and Human Wellbeing: An Ecological and Economic Perspective

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199547951
eISBN:
9780191720345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547951.003.0017
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Biodiversity conservation confers social benefits at many levels. Although the gene pool is a global public good, many of the ecosystem services supported by biodiversity are regional or even local ... More


Applied (meta)community ecology: diversity and ecosystem services at the intersection of local and regional processes

Janne Bengtsson

in Community Ecology: Processes, Models, and Applications

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199228973
eISBN:
9780191711169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228973.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

It is argued that community ecology should provide useful knowledge for managing ecological interactions and biological resources sustainably. In the context of managing biodiversity and ecosystem ... More


Forecasting decline in ecosystem services under realistic scenarios of extinction

J. Emmett Duffy, Diane S. Srivastava, Jennie McLaren, Mahesh Sankaran, Martin Solan, John Griffin, Mark Emmerson, and Kate E. Jones

in Biodiversity, Ecosystem Functioning, and Human Wellbeing: An Ecological and Economic Perspective

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199547951
eISBN:
9780191720345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547951.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Biodiversity-Ecosystem functioning research remains incompletely integrated with practical conservation by inadequately incorporating the deterministic nature of biodiversity change, which ... More


Valuing Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity

Giles Atkinson, Ian J. Bateman, and Susana Mourato

in Nature in the Balance: The Economics of Biodiversity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199676880
eISBN:
9780191756252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199676880.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Recent interest in the economics of biodiversity and ecosystem services has been given empirical expression by focusing on economic valuation. This has been prompted by a growing recognition that the ... More


Implementing an ecosystem approach: predicting and safeguarding marine biodiversity futures

Alison R. Holt, Caroline Hattam, Stephen Mangi, Anton Edwards, and Scot Mathieson

in Marine Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning: Frameworks, methodologies, and integration

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199642250
eISBN:
9780191774768
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199642250.003.0015
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

The relationships between marine biodiversity and ecosystem functioning raise the possibility that the loss of biodiversity will have serious consequences for humans, who obtain a variety of ... More


Protected Areas: Science, Policy, and Management to Meet the Challenges of Global Change in the Twenty-First Century

Kenton R. Miller and Charles Victor Barber

in Foundations of Environmental Sustainability: The Coevolution of Science and Policy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195309454
eISBN:
9780199871261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309454.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter argues that while about 12% of the world's land surface area (about 17 million km2) has been officially “protected”, the challenge of the 21st century is to make these protected areas ... More


Estimates of Historical Ecosystem Service Provision Can Guide Restoration Efforts

Philine S.E. Zu Ermgassen, Mark D. Spalding, and Robert D. Brumbaugh

in Marine Historical Ecology in Conservation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780520276949
eISBN:
9780520959606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520276949.003.0009
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

Restoration is undertaken not only to reverse habitat losses but also to recover the many valuable ecosystem services associated with coastal habitats. While ecosystem services are increasingly being ... More


Are Investments to Promote Biodiversity Conservation and Ecosystem Services Aligned?

Stephen Polasky, Kris Johnson, Bonnie Keeler, Kent Kovacs, Erik Nelson, Derric Pennington, Andrew J. Plantinga, and John Withey

in Nature in the Balance: The Economics of Biodiversity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199676880
eISBN:
9780191756252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199676880.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The conservation community is divided over the proper objective for conservation, with one faction focused on ecosystem services that contribute to human well-being and another faction focused on the ... More


Ecosystem Services: What’s Nature—Including Humans—Got to Offer?

Marianne E. Krasny and Keith G. Tidball

in Civic Ecology: Adaptation and Transformation from the Ground Up

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028653
eISBN:
9780262327169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028653.003.0006
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Ecosystem services are such things as food, fuel, pollination, recycling wastes to form soil, and recreational opportunities—the services nature provides to humans. Scientists first offered the ... More


Using the Ecosystem Approach to manage multiple stressors in marine environments

Zoë Austin and Piran C.L. White

in Stressors in the Marine Environment: Physiological and ecological responses; societal implications

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198718826
eISBN:
9780191788352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718826.003.0018
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology, Ecology

The conventional sector-by-sector approach to managing stressors in the marine environment can be ineffective at meeting the environmental, economic, and societal objectives of the various interest ... More


Ecosystem service assessments for marine conservation

Anne D. Guerry, Mark L. Plummer, Mary H. Ruckelshaus, and Chris J. Harvey

in Natural Capital: Theory and Practice of Mapping Ecosystem Services

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199588992
eISBN:
9780191774638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588992.003.0017
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology, Ecology

Marine environments provide a rich bounty of ecosystem services, including fish populations for harvest, beautiful places for recreation, shoreline structure that protects adjacent lands from storms, ... More


The Governance of International Environmental Public Goods

Charles Perrings

in Global Environmental Commons: Analytical and Political Challenges in Building Governance Mechanisms

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199656202
eISBN:
9780191742149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656202.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter considers the challenges for governance of global environmental public goods. One is to develop institutions and mechanisms of governance that operate at the right spatial and temporal ... More


Urbanization, Soils, and Ecosystem Services

Mitchell A. Pavao-Zuckerman

in Soil Ecology and Ecosystem Services

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199575923
eISBN:
9780191774843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575923.003.0023
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Cities are often perceived as being separated from nature, yet there are very real linkages between urban populations and ecological dynamics that become apparent through the lens of ecosystem ... More


Interpreting and estimating the value of ecosystem services

Lawrence H. Goulder and Donald Kennedy

in Natural Capital: Theory and Practice of Mapping Ecosystem Services

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199588992
eISBN:
9780191774638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588992.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology, Ecology

This chapter examines philosophical bases for ecosystem service value and explores ways of measuring such value. In exploring the philosophical bases of value, it lays out competing approaches and ... More


Delivery of Soil Ecosystem Services: From Gaia to Genes

Katarina Hedlund and Jim Harris

in Soil Ecology and Ecosystem Services

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199575923
eISBN:
9780191774843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575923.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

In order to provide an effective understanding of the impacts of different threats to soils and how to promote sustainable soil use, we need to understand the relationships between diversity of soil ... More


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