Ecosystem services research in Latin America: The state of the art

@inproceedings{Balvanera2012EcosystemSR,
  title={Ecosystem services research in Latin America: The state of the art},
  author={Patricia Balvanera and Alice Altesor and Fabrice J.A. DeClerck and Antonio L{\'o}pez Lara and Pedro Laterra and D. Silva Matos and Adrian L. Vogl and Luz Piedad and Luis Felipe Arreola and Federico Gallego and Meha Jain and Christian Little and Rafael de Oliveira Xavier and Lourens Poorter and Nataly Ascarrunz and Marcela Bianchessi da Cunha-Santino},
  year={2012}
}
Ecosystem services science has developed at a fast rate in Latin America, a region characterized by a high biological and cultural diversity, strong emphasis in foreign investment, and high socioeconomic inequities. Here we conducted the following analyses at the regional and national scales: (1) how and when did the study of ecosystem services arise in each country?, (2) what is our present understanding of ecosystem service supply, delivery to societies, and social and economic values?, (3… CONTINUE READING
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