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The value of estuarine and coastal ecosystem services
The global decline in estuarine and coastal ecosystems (ECEs) is affecting a number of critical benefits, or ecosystem services. We review the main ecological services across a variety of ECEs,Expand
Response to Comments on "Impacts of Biodiversity Loss on Ocean Ecosystem Services"
It is shown that globally declining fisheries catch trends cannot be explained by random processes and are consistent with declining stock abundance trends, and may provide a benchmark against which to assess the effectiveness of conservation measures. Expand
Blueprint for a green economy
Preface * Introduction * The Meaning of Sustainable Development * Valuing the Environment * Annex: Difficulties in the Application of Estimation Techniques * Accounting for the Environment * ProjectExpand
Economic valuation of wetlands: A guide for policy makers and planners
Outlines the needs for, and benefits of, economic valuation techniques as applied to wetlands and development projects intended to alter them, and describes some of these techniques in detail. AExpand
Economic growth and environmental degradation: The environmental Kuznets curve and sustainable development
Abstract In this paper we critically examine the concept of the environmental Kuznets curve (EKC). It proposes that there is an inverted U-shape relation between environmental degradation and incomeExpand
Impacts of Biodiversity Loss on Ocean Ecosystem Services
Human-dominated marine ecosystems are experiencing accelerating loss of populations and species, with largely unknown consequences. We analyzed local experiments, long-term regional time series, andExpand
Valuing Ecosystem Services as Productive Inputs
"This paper explores two methods for valuing ecosystems by valuing the services that they yield to various categories of user and that are not directly valued in the market, and illustrates theExpand
Coastal Ecosystem-Based Management with Nonlinear Ecological Functions and Values
By incorporating nonlinear wave attenuation in estimating coastal protection values of mangroves in Thailand, it is shown that the optimal land use option may instead be the integration of development and conservation consistent with ecosystem-based management goals. Expand
Ethnobiology, socio-economics and management of mangrove forests: A review
There is growing research interest in the ethnobiology, socio-economics and management of mangrove forests. Coastal residents who use mangroves and their resources may have considerable botanical andExpand
The Concept of Sustainable Economic Development
Increasing recognition that the overall goals of environmental conservation and economic development are not conflicting but can be mutually reinforcing, has prompted calls for ‘environmentallyExpand