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by Ms. Gretchen Cara Daily,John Peterson Myers,Joshua Reichert,Sandra Postel,Kamaljit Bawa,Les Kaufman,Charles H. Peterson,Stephen Carpenter,David Tillman,Paul Dayton,Susan Alexander,Kalen Lagerquist,Larry Goulder,Pamela A. Matson,Harold A. Mooney,Rosamond Naylor,Peter Vitousek,John Harte,Stephen H. Schneider,Stephen L. Buchmann

ISBN: 1559634766
ISBN13: 978-1559634762
Language: English
Publisher: Island Press; 1st Edition edition (February 1, 1997)
Pages: 412
Category: Science and Mathematics
Subategory: Other

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Nature's Services: Societal Dependence On Natural Ecosystems.

Nature's Services: Societal Dependence On Natural Ecosystems. Nature's Services: Societal Dependence On Natural Ecosystems. Gretchen Daily, John Peterson Myers, Joshua Reichert, Sandra Postel, Kamaljit Bawa, Les Kaufman, Charles H. Peterson, Stephen Carpenter, David Tillman, Paul Dayton, Susan Alexander, Kalen Lagerquist, Larry Goulder, Pamela Matson, Harold Mooney, Rosamond N. Download (pdf, . 4 Mb) Donate Read. Epub FB2 mobi txt RTF.

Contributors including Paul R. Ehrlich, Donald Kennedy, Pamela A. Matson, Robert Costanza, Gary Paul Nabhan, Jane Lubchenco, Sandra Postel, and Norman Myers present a detailed synthesis of our current understanding of a suite of ecosystem services and a preliminary assessment o. . Matson, Robert Costanza, Gary Paul Nabhan, Jane Lubchenco, Sandra Postel, and Norman Myers present a detailed synthesis of our current understanding of a suite of ecosystem services and a preliminary assessment of their economic value.

Perspectives on Nature’s Services John Peterson Myers Joshua S. Reichert . 1. Introduction: What Are Ecosystem Services? Gretchen C. Daily. 7. Ecosystem Services Supplied by Soil Gretchen C. Daily, Pamela A. Matson, and Peter . itousek. DAVID TILMAN Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior 100 Ecology Building 1987 Upper Buford Circle University of Minnesota St. Paul, MN 55108. SANDRA POSTEL Global Water Policy Project 107 Larkspur Drive Amherst, MA 01002 OSVALDO E. SALA Department of Ecology Faculty of Agronomy University of Buenos Aires Avenida de San Martin 4453 Buenos Aires 1417, Argentina. by Gretchen Daily, Sandra Postel, and Kamaljit Bawa. While explicit recognition of ecosystem services is a relatively new phenomenon, the notion that natural ecosystems help to support society probably traces back to the time when our ancestors were first able to have notions. For example, Plato understood that the deforestation of Attica led to soil erosion and the drying of springs. One might consider the origins of modern concern for ecosystem services to trace to George Perkins Marsh’s publication of Man and Nature in 1864.

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Gretchen Daily, John Peterson Myers, Joshua Reichert, Sandra Postel, Kamaljit Bawa, Les Kaufman, Charles H. Peterson, Stephen Carpenter, David Tillman, Paul Dayton, Susan Alexander, Kalen Lagerquist, Larry Goulder, Pamela Matson, Harold Mooney, Rosamond . 4 Mb. #3.

Life itself as well as the entire human economy depends on goods and services provided by earth's natural systems  . What is Kobo Super Points? A loyalty program that rewards you for your love of reading. Explore rewards Explore Kobo VIP Membership. Peterson, Stephen Carpenter, David Tillman, Paul Dayton, Susan Alexander, Kalen Lagerquist, Larry Goulder, Pamela Matson, Harold Mooney, Rosamond Naylor. Peterson, Stephen Carpenter, David Tillman, Paul Dayton, Susan Alexander, Kalen Lagerquist, Larry Goulder, Pamela Matson, Harold Mooney, Rosamond Naylor, Peter Vitousek, John Harte.

Life itself as well as the entire human economy depends on goods and services provided by earth's natural systems. The processes of cleansing, recycling, and renewal, along with goods such as seafood, forage, and timber, are worth many trillions of dollars annually, and nothing could live without them. Yet growing human impacts on the environment are profoundly disrupting the functioning of natural systems and imperiling the delivery of these services.Nature's Services brings together world-renowned scientists from a variety of disciplines to examine the character and value of ecosystem services, the damage that has been done to them, and the consequent implications for human society. Contributors including Paul R. Ehrlich, Donald Kennedy, Pamela A. Matson, Robert Costanza, Gary Paul Nabhan, Jane Lubchenco, Sandra Postel, and Norman Myers present a detailed synthesis of our current understanding of a suite of ecosystem services and a preliminary assessment of their economic value. Chapters consider: major services including climate regulation, soil fertility, pollination, and pest control philosophical and economic issues of valuation case studies of specific ecosystems and services implication of recent findings and steps that must be taken to address the most pressing concerns Nature's Services represents one of the first efforts by scientists to provide an overview of the many benefits and services that nature offers to people and the extent to which we are all vitally dependent on those services. The book enhances our understanding of the value of the natural systems that surround us and can play an essential role in encouraging greater efforts to protect the earth's basic life-support systems before it is too late.
Comments:
Chillhunter
Essential to understanding how the world really works.

Agagamand
Are you interested in environmental issues, natural resource policy, or understanding how ecosystems silently enable our society to function? If so you must read this book.

Almost 10 years has passed since this edited volume was published (edited by Gretchen Daily), and there has been considerable progress on some fronts. Accordingly and expectedly, some of the estimates of the values of services are out-dated, but there are crucial contributions here in the framework for understanding and characterizing such ecosystem services (the flow of benefits from ecosystems to people). This book sparked an immense scholarly and public interest in ecosystem services that has not even begun to peak. In order to enable our society to persist sustainably, we *must* understand our dependence on ecosystem services and incorporate this understanding into societal decision-making.

Top-notch scholars contributed to this excellent volume, which continues to be cited frequently in first-rate academic papers and to cause ripples in broader society.

Delan
I haven't read this book. But I think that maybe it would be good if the only review --which is in spanish-- were translated. Here's Francisco's review:

This edition is important on the themes of environmental economy and the underestimation of ecosystem health, for humanity surges to break little known ecosystems, synergies, and the diverse benefits they bring, much of which we don't know.
So, this book approaches the important elements, for the process of optimizing the utilization of ecosystems, from philosophic, environmental, and economic perspectives.

Connorise
Es bien importante que se editen textos en estos temas de economía ambiental pues la subestimación del valor de los ecosistemas para la humanidad surge a partir del poco conocimiento de los ecosistemas, de sus sinergias y los diversos beneficios que brindan, muchos de ellos no reconocidos. Así, este libro aporta elementos importantes, para el proceso de optimización de la utilización de los ecosistemas, desde la perpectiva ambiental, filosófica y económica.

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