Ecosystem services as a stakeholder-driven concept for conservation science.

  title={Ecosystem services as a stakeholder-driven concept for conservation science.},
  author={Susanne Menzel and Jack Teng},
  journal={Conservation biology : the journal of the Society for Conservation Biology},
  volume={24 3},
Increasingly, conservation biology research and projects are based on the concept of ecosystem services (ES) (Daily 1997). This concept acknowledges that humans and their environment are tightly linked and that human well-being depends on “healthy” ecosystems. The concept implies that ecosystems should be maintained in or brought to a state in which they support human wellbeing. Thus, under the concept of ES, human well-being is effectively the driver of resource management and conservation. We… CONTINUE READING

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