Introduction to the Special Issue

@article{Potschin2011IntroductionTT,
  title={Introduction to the Special Issue},
  author={Marion Potschin and Roy Haines-Young},
  journal={Progress in Physical Geography},
  year={2011},
  volume={35},
  pages={571 - 574}
}
Although geographers have always been eclectic in their approach, the need for broad perspectives and partnerships with other disciplines has never been as important as it is in confronting contemporary environmental problems. This special issue explores a particularly active area of debate concerning the notion of ecosystem services. It looks at new dialogues that are now developing with economists and political scientists, and considers how an understanding of the biophysical characteristics… 
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