Marta Ceroni

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While ecosystem services provide benefits at various spatial scales, often the decision to conserve an ecosystem lies with the local people. Knowing the perceptions of local landowners of the benefits provided by ecosystem services cannot only help in the design of efficient mechanisms for environmental conservation, but also in achieving the support of(More)
Assessment and economic valuation of services provided by ecosystems to humans has become a crucial phase in environmental management and policy-making. As primary valuation studies are out of the reach of many institutions, secondary valuation or benefit transfer, where the results of previous studies are transferred to the geographical, environmental,(More)
Understanding the dynamics of biological diversity requires new approaches and integration between different disciplines. The development of a unitary body of knowledge about biodiversity is made difficult by the fragmentation and lack of interoperability between the diverse and often informal and simplistic semantics adopted for data and models. Different(More)
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