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Ecosystem Services - Eine Einführung
[Ecosystem Services - An introduction]

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  • Loft, Lasse
  • Lux, Alexandra

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The Ecosystem Service approach has gained a lot of attention lately, as it interlinks ecosystems with the benefits humans derive from them. The Knowledge Flow paper at hand is giving a first overview of the Ecosystem Service approach. The paper focuses on the basic understanding of the concept and the definition of the term Ecosystem Services. It serves as a starting point for the development of a multiple classification system as a tool for ecosystem service inventories, assessment, and valuation studies. The paper briefly deals with the opportunities and challenges of an economic valuation of ecosystem services and provides the main research questions concerning an ecological assessment of ecosystems services.

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  • Loft, Lasse & Lux, Alexandra, 2010. "Ecosystem Services - Eine Einführung
    [Ecosystem Services - An introduction]
    ," MPRA Paper 44258, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:44258
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    1. Loft, Lasse & Lux, Alexandra, 2010. "Ecosystem Services - Ökonomische Analyse ihres Verlusts, ihre Bewertung und Steuerung
      [Ecosystem Services - Economic Analysis of their loss, their valuation and regulation]
      ," MPRA Paper 44259, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Paunić, Alida, 2016. "Brazil, Preservation of Forest and Biodiversity," MPRA Paper 71462, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    3. Kindler, Elisabeth, 2016. "A comparison of the concepts: Ecosystem services and forest functions to improve interdisciplinary exchange," Forest Policy and Economics, Elsevier, vol. 67(C), pages 52-59.

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    Keywords

    Ecosystem Services; Biodiversity; Valuation;

    JEL classification:

    • Q54 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Climate; Natural Disasters and their Management; Global Warming
    • Q57 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Ecological Economics

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