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Ecosystem services approach in Latin America: From theoretical promises to real applications


  • Weyland, Federico
  • Mastrangelo, Matías Enrique
  • Auer, Alejandra Denise
  • Barral, María Paula
  • Nahuelhual, Laura
  • Larrazábal, Alejandra
  • Parera, Aníbal Francisco
  • Berrouet Cadavid, Lina María
  • López-Gómez, Connie Paola
  • Villegas Palacio, Clara


•Expected mainstreaming of the Ecosystem Services Approach (ESA) has not been fulfilled.•Sectors involved in ESA and their relationships drive pathways of mainstreaming in Latin America.•Incorporation of knowledge and consensus over values are key factors for mainstreaming.•Researchers need to adopt new roles for an effective mainstreaming of ESA.•Opportunities for new roles lay in the interfaces among sectors involved in ES management.

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  • Weyland, Federico & Mastrangelo, Matías Enrique & Auer, Alejandra Denise & Barral, María Paula & Nahuelhual, Laura & Larrazábal, Alejandra & Parera, Aníbal Francisco & Berrouet Cadavid, Lina Marí, 2019. "Ecosystem services approach in Latin America: From theoretical promises to real applications," Ecosystem Services, Elsevier, vol. 35(C), pages 280-293.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecoser:v:35:y:2019:i:c:p:280-293
    DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoser.2018.11.010

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