Quantifying the Contribution of Organisms to the Provision of Ecosystem Services

Abstract

Ecosystem services, the benefits humans derive from ecosystems (table 1), are a subset of ecosystem processes that directly or indirectly support and improve human well-being (Daily 1997). Ehrlich and Ehrlich (1981) are usually credited with introducing the term “ecosystem services,” but recognition of the contribution of nature to human well-being has a… (More)

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