Natural Capital: Theory and Practice of Mapping Ecosystem Services

Paperback | May 7, 2011

EditorPeter Kareiva, Heather Tallis, Taylor H. Ricketts

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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 galvanizedconservation 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 approachesbeing 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 asthey 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 amongecosystem services.

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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 galvanizedconservation organizations, ecologists, and econom...

Lead editor, Peter Kareiva has worked as a private consultant, as a Professor at several universities (including Brown University, UCSB and University of Washington), a Director of a Conservation Biology group at NOAA Fisheries, and is now a Vice President and Chief Scientist for The Nature Conservancy, the world's largest environment...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:392 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.83 inPublished:May 7, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Hal Mooney: PrefaceSection One: A Vision for Ecosystem Services in Decisions1. Gretchen C. Daily, Peter Kareiva, Stephen Polasky, Taylor Ricketts, and Heather Tallis (Boxes by M. Sanjayan and Stephen R. Carpenter): Mainstreaming Natural Capital into Decisions2. Lawrence H. Goulder and Donald Kennedy (Box by R.K. Turner): Interpreting and Estimating the Value of Ecosystem Services3. Heather Tallis and Stephen Polasky (Box by Liba Pejchar): Assessing Multiple Ecosystem Services: An Integrated Tool for the Real WorldSection Two: Multi-Tiered Models for Ecosystem Services4. Guillermo Mendoza, Driss Ennaanay, Marc Conte, Michael Todd Walter, David Freyberg, Stacie Wolny, Lauren Hay, Sue White, Erik Nelson and Luis Solorzano (Box by Heather Tallis, Wang Yukuan, and Driss Ennaanay): Water Supply as an Ecosystem Service for Hydropower and Irrigation5. Driss Ennaanay, Marc Conte, Kenneth Brooks, John Nieber, Manu Sharma, Stacie Wolny, and Guillermo Mendoza (Box by David Harrison): Valuing Land Cover Impact on Storm Peak Mitigation6. Marc Conte, Driss Ennaanay, Guillermo Mendoza, Michael Todd Walter, Stacie Wolny, David Freyberg, Erik Nelson, and Luis Solorzano (Box by Christine Tam): Retention of Nutrients and Sediment by Vegetation7. Marc Conte, Erik Nelson, Karen Carney, Cinzia Fissore, Nasser Olwero, Andrew Plantinga, Bill Stanley, and Taylor Ricketts (Boxes by Bill Stanley and Nicole Virgilio, and Andrew R. Marshall and PKT Munishi): Terrestrial Carbon Sequestration and Storage8. Erik Nelson, Claire Montgomery, Marc Conte, and Steve Polasky (Box by Eric Wikramanayake, Rajendra Gurung, and Eric Dinerstein): The Provisioning Value of Timber and Non-Timber Forest Production9. Erik Nelson, Stan Wood, Jawoo Koo and Stephen Polasky: Provisioning and Regulatory Ecosystem Service Values in Agriculture10. Eric Lonsdorf, Taylor Ricketts, Claire Kremen, Rachel Winfree, Sarah Greenleaf, and Neal Williams (Boxes by Nicola Gallai, Bernard E. Vaissiere, Simon G. Potts, and Jean-Michel Salles, and Berry Brosi): Crop Pollination11. Vic Adamowicz, Robin Naidoo, Erik Nelson, Steve Polasky, and Jing Zhang (Box by Christopher Kirkby, Renzo Giudice, Brett Day, Kerry Turner, Bridaldo Silveira Soares-Filho, Hermann Oliveira-Rodrigues, and Douglas W. Yu): Nature-Based Tourism and Recreation12. Kai Chan, Joshua Goldstein, Terre Satterfield, Neil Hannahs, Kekuewa Kikiloi, Robin Naidoo, Nathan Vadeboncoeur, and Ulalia Woodside (Boxes by Ma Jianzhong and Christine Tam, and Hazel Wong): Cultural Services and Non-use Values13. Erik Nelson, Dick Cameron, Jim Regetz, Stephen Polasky and Gretchen C. Daily (Box by Jai Ranganathan and Gretchen C. Daily): Terrestrial BiodiversitySection Three: Extensions, Applications, and the Next Generation of Ecosystem Service Assessments14. Stephen Polasky, Georgio Caldarone, T. Ka'eo Duarte, Joshua Goldstein, Neil Hannahs, Taylor Ricketts, and Heather Tallis (Box by Neil Hannahs): Putting Ecosystem Service Models to Work: Conservation, Management and Tradeoffs15. Heather Tallis and Steve Polasky (Box by Craig Groves and Edward Game): How Much Information Do Managers Need? The Sensitivity of Ecosystem Service Decisions to Model Complexity16. Heather Tallis, Stefano Pagiola, Wei Zhan, Sabina Shaikh, Erik Nelson, Charlotte Stanton and Priya Shyamsundar (Boxes by C. Peter Timmer, and Norbert Henninger and Florence Landsberg): Poverty and the Distribution of Ecosystem Services17. Anne Guerry, Mark Plummer, Mary Ruckelshaus and Chris Harvey (Boxes by Edward B. Barbier, and Emily Cooper and Lauretta Burke): Ecosystem Service Assessments for Marine Conservation18. Joshua J. Lawler, Erik Nelson, Marc Conte, Sarah L. Shafer, Driss Ennaanay, and Guillermo Mendoza (Box by David Lobell): Modeling the Impacts of Climate Change on Ecosystem Services19. Emily McKenzie, Frances Irwin, Janet Ranganathan, Craig Hanson, Carolyn Kousky, Karen Bennett, Susan Ruffo, Marc Conte, James Salzman, and Jouni Paavola (Boxes by Craig Hanson and Paul R. Ehrlich, Lee D. Ross, and Gretchen C. Daily): Incorporating Ecosystem Services in DecisionsIndex