Going Beyond the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment: An Index System of Human Dependence on Ecosystem Services

  title={Going Beyond the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment: An Index System of Human Dependence on Ecosystem Services},
  author={Wu Yang and Thomas Dietz and Binh Yen Nguyen and Junyan Luo and Jianguo Liu},
  booktitle={PloS one},
The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA) estimated that two thirds of ecosystem services on the earth have degraded or are in decline due to the unprecedented scale of human activities during recent decades. These changes will have tremendous consequences for human well-being, and offer both risks and opportunities for a wide range of stakeholders. Yet these risks and opportunities have not been well managed due in part to the lack of quantitative understanding of human dependence on ecosystem… CONTINUE READING
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