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The value of the world's ecosystem services and natural capital
The services of ecological systems and the natural capital stocks that produce them are critical to the functioning of the Earth's life-support system. They contribute to human welfare, both directlyExpand
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Changes in the global value of ecosystem services
In 1997, the global value of ecosystem services was estimated to average $33 trillion/yr in 1995 $US ($46 trillion/yr in 2007 $US). In this paper, we provide an updated estimate based on updated unitExpand
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A typology for the classification, description and valuation of ecosystem functions, goods and services
Abstract An increasing amount of information is being collected on the ecological and socio-economic value of goods and services provided by natural and semi-natural ecosystems. However, much of thisExpand
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Challenges in integrating the concept of ecosystem services and values in landscape planning, management and decision making
Abstract Despite the growing body of literature on ecosystem services, still many challenges remain to structurally integrate ecosystem services in landscape planning, management and design. ThisExpand
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Spatial scales, stakeholders and the valuation of ecosystem services
Since the late 1960s, the valuation of ecosystem services has received ample attention in scientific literature. However, to date, there has been relatively little elaboration of the various spatialExpand
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The value of the world's ecosystem services and natural capital
This article provides a crude initial estimate of the value of ecosystem services to the economy. Using data from previous published studies and a few original calculations the current economic valueExpand
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The history of ecosystem services in economic theory and practice: From early notions to markets and payment schemes
This paper reviews the historic development of the conceptualization of ecosystem services and examines critical landmarks in economic theory and practice with regard to the incorporation ofExpand
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Global estimates of the value of ecosystems and their services in monetary units
This paper gives an overview of the value of ecosystem services of 10 main biomes expressed in monetary units. In total, over 320 publications were screened covering over 300 case study locations.Expand
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Twenty years of ecosystem services: How far have we come and how far do we still need to go?
Abstract It has been 20 years since two seminal publications about ecosystem services came out: an edited book by Gretchen Daily and an article in Nature by a group of ecologists and economists onExpand
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Function-analysis and valuation as a tool to assess land use conflicts in planning for sustainable, multi-functional landscapes
In order to reconcile landscape conservation with changing demands on land use and natural resources, it is essential that the ecological, socio-cultural and economic values of the landscape be fullyExpand
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