Economic value of tropical forest to coffee production.

  title={Economic value of tropical forest to coffee production.},
  author={T. Ricketts and G. Daily and P. Ehrlich and C. Michener},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  volume={101 34},
  • T. Ricketts, G. Daily, +1 author C. Michener
  • Published 2004
  • Geography, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
  • Can economic forces be harnessed for biodiversity conservation? The answer hinges on characterizing the value of nature, a tricky business from biophysical, socioeconomic, and ethical perspectives. Although the societal benefits of native ecosystems are clearly immense, they remain largely unquantified for all but a few services. Here, we estimate the value of tropical forest in supplying pollination services to agriculture. We focus on coffee because it is one of the world's most valuable… CONTINUE READING
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