The Challenges of Incorporating Cultural Ecosystem Services into Environmental Assessment

@article{Satz2013TheCO,
  title={The Challenges of Incorporating Cultural Ecosystem Services into Environmental Assessment},
  author={Debra M Satz and Rachelle K Gould and Kai M. A. Chan and Anne D. Guerry and Bryan G. Norton and Terre A Satterfield and Benjamin S Halpern and Jordan Levine and Ulalia Woodside and Neil Hannahs and Xavier Basurto and Sarah C Klain},
  journal={AMBIO},
  year={2013},
  volume={42},
  pages={675-684}
}
The ecosystem services concept is used to make explicit the diverse benefits ecosystems provide to people, with the goal of improving assessment and, ultimately, decision-making. Alongside material benefits such as natural resources (e.g., clean water, timber), this concept includes—through the ‘cultural’ category of ecosystem services—diverse non-material benefits that people obtain through interactions with ecosystems (e.g., spiritual inspiration, cultural identity, recreation). Despite the… CONTINUE READING
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