Applying the social–ecological systems framework to the evaluation and design of payment for ecosystem service schemes in the Eurasian steppe

@article{Addison2015ApplyingTS,
  title={Applying the social–ecological systems framework to the evaluation and design of payment for ecosystem service schemes in the Eurasian steppe},
  author={J. Bruce Addison and Russell Greiner},
  journal={Biodiversity and Conservation},
  year={2015},
  volume={25},
  pages={2421-2440}
}
The application of payment for ecosystem services schemes to dryland areas has been limited, particularly for schemes that seek to improve the grassland upon which resource users in these landscapes depend. The high levels of climatic and resource variability, strength of informal institutions governing resource use and contested nature of resource decline are examples of defining characteristics that may challenge the application of more conventional payment for ecosystem services schemes in… CONTINUE READING