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Natural Capital: Theory and Practice of Mapping Ecosystem Services


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  • Kareiva, Peter
    (Chief Scientist and Vice President, The Nature Conservancy and Visiting Professor, Santa Clara University, USA)
  • Tallis, Heather
    (Lead Scientist, The Natural Capital Project, Stanford University, USA)
  • Ricketts, Taylor H.
    (Managing Director, Conservation Science Program, World Wildlife Fund, USA)
  • Daily, Gretchen C.
    (Stanford University, USA)
  • Polasky, Stephen
    (Fesler-Lampert Professor of Ecological/Environmental Economics, University of Minnesota, USA)

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In 2005, The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA) provided the first global assessment of the world's ecosystems and ecosystem services. It concluded that recent trends in ecosystem change threatened human wellbeing due to declining ecosystem services. This bleak prophecy has galvanized conservation organizations, ecologists, and economists to work toward rigorous valuations of ecosystem services at a spatial scale and with a resolution that can inform public policy. The editors have assembled the world's leading scientists in the fields of conservation, policy analysis, and resource economics to provide the most intensive and best technical analyses of ecosystem services to date. A key idea that guides the science is that the modelling and valuation approaches being developed should use data that are readily available around the world. In addition, the book documents a toolbox of ecosystem service mapping, modeling, and valuation models that both The Nature Conservancy and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) are beginning to apply around the world as they transform conservation from a biodiversity only to a people and ecosystem services agenda. The book addresses land, freshwater, and marine systems at a variety of spatial scales and includes discussion of how to treat both climate change and cultural values when examining tradeoffs among ecosystem services. Contributors to this volume - W.L. (Vic) Adamowicz - University of Alberta, Canada Edward B. Barbier - University of Wyoming, USA Karen Bennett - World Resources Institute, USA Kenneth Brooks - University of Minnesota USA Berry Brosi - Stanford University, USA Lauretta Burke - World Resources Institute, USA Giorgio Caldarone - Kamehameha Schools, Honolulu, USA D. Richard Cameron - The Nature Conservancy, USA Karen Carney - Stratus Consulting, Inc., USA Stephen R. Carpenter - University of Wisconsin, USA Kai M. A. Chan - University of British Columbia, Canada Marc Conte - Stanford University, USA Emily Cooper - World Resources Institute, USA Gretchen C. Daily - Stanford University, USA Brett Day - University of East Anglia, UK Eric Dinerstein - World Wildlife Fund, USA T. Ka'eo Duarte - Kamehameha Schools, Honolulu, USA Paul R. Ehrlich - Stanford University, USA Driss Ennaanay - Stanford University, USA Cinzia Fissore - University of Minnesota, USA David Freyberg - Stanford University, USA Nicola Gallai - INRA, UMR406 Abeilles & Environnement, France Edward Game - The Nature Conservancy, Australia Renzo Giudice - University of East Anglia, UK Joshua Goldstein - Colorado State University, USA Lawrence H. Goulder - Stanford University, USA Sarah Greenleaf - California State University-Sacramento, USA Craig Groves - The Nature Conservancy, USA Anne D. Guerry - Stanford University, USA Rajendra Gurung - WWF Nepal Program, Nepal Neil Hannahs - Kamehameha Schools, Honolulu, USA Craig Hanson - World Resources Institute, USA Chris J. Harvey - NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center, USA Lauren Hay - USGS Denver Federal Center, USA David Harrison - The Nature Conservancy, USA Norbert Henninger - World Resources Institute, USA Frances Irwin - World Resources Institute, USA Ma Jianzhong - The Nature Conservancy, People's Republic of China Peter M. Kareiva - The Nature Conservancy, USA Donald Kennedy - Stanford University, USA Kekuewa Kikiloi - Kamehameha Schools, Honolulu, USA Christopher Kirkby - Chinese Academy of Science, China Jawoo Koo - International Food Policy Research Institute, USA Carolyn Kousky - Resources for the Future, USA Claire Kremen - University of California, Berkeley, USA Florence Landsberg - World Resources Institute, USA Joshua J. Lawler - University of Washington, USA David Lobell - Stanford University, USA Eric Lonsdorf - Lincoln Park Zoo, USA Andrew R. Marshall - University of York, UK Emily McKenzie - World Wildlife Fund and The Natural Capital Project, USA Guillermo Mendoza - National Research Council, USA Harold Mooney - Stanford University, USA Claire Montgomery - Oregon State University, USA PKT Munishi - Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA), Tanzania Robin Naidoo - World Wildlife Fund, USA Erik Nelson - Stanford University, USA John Nieber - University of Minnesota, USA Hermann Oliveira-Rodrigues - Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil Nasser Olwero - World Wildlife Fund, USA Jouni Paavola - The University of Leeds, UK Stefano Pagiola - World Bank Liba Pejchar - Colorado State University, USA Andrew J. Plantinga - Oregon State University, USA Mark L. Plummer - NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center, USA Stephen Polasky - University of Minnesota, USA Simon G. Potts - University of Reading, UK Jai Ranganathan - University of California at Santa Barbara, USA Janet Ranganathan - World Resources Institute, USA James Regetz -University of California at Santa Barbara, USA Taylor H. Ricketts - World Wildlife Fund, USA Lee D. Ross - Stanford University, USA Mary H. Ruckelshaus - NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center, USA Susan Ruffo - The Nature Conservancy, USA Jean-Michel Salles - CNRS, UMR LAMETA, France James Salzman - Duke University, USA M. Sanjayan - The Nature Conservancy, USA Terre Satterfield - University of British Columbia, Canada Sarah L. Shafer - U.S. Geological Survey, USA Sabina Shaikh - University of Chicago and RCF Economic Consulting, USA Manu Sharma - Stanford University, USA Priya Shyamsundar - South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics Britaldo Silveira Soares-Filho - Chinese Academy of Science, China Luis Solorzano - Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, USA Bill Stanley - The Nature Conservancy, USA Charlotte Stanton - Stanford University, USA Heather Tallis - Stanford University, USA Christine Tam - Stanford University, USA C. Peter Timmer - Stanford University, USA Kerry Turner - University of East Anglia, UK R.K. Turner - University of East Anglia, UK Bernard E. Vaissiere - INRA, UMR406 Abeilles & Environnement, France Nathan Vadeboncoeur - University of British Columbia, Canada Nicole Virgilio - The Nature Conservancy, USA Michael Todd Walter - Cornell University, USA Sue White - Cranfield University, UK Eric Wikramanayake - World Wildlife Fund, USA Neal Williams - Bryn Mawr University, USA Rachel Winfree - The State University New Brunswick, USA Stacie Wolny - Stanford University, USA Stanley Wood - International Food Policy Research Institute, USA Ulalia Woodside - Kamehameha Schools, Honolulu, USA Hazel Wong - The Nature Conservancy, USA Douglas W. Yu - Chinese Academy of Science, China Wang Yukuan - Chinese Academy of Sciences, China Jing Zhang - University of Saskatchewan, Canada Wei Zhang - International Food Policy Research Institute, USA

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This book is provided by Oxford University Press in its series OUP Catalogue with number 9780199589005 and published in 2011.

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