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Ecosystem Services

Global Issues, Local Practices

Ecosystem Services: Global Issues, Local Practices covers scientific input, socioeconomic considerations, and governance issues on ecosystem services. This book provides hands-on transdisciplinary reflections by administrators and sector representatives involved in the ecosystem service community. Ecosystem Services develops shared approaches and scientific methods to achieve knowledge-based sustainable planning and management of ecosystem services. Professionals engaged in ecosystem service implementation have two options: de-emphasize the ecological and socioeconomic complexity and advance in the theoretical, abstract field, or try to develop research that is policy relevant and inclusive in an uncertain environment. This book provides a wide overview of issues at stake, of interest for any professional wishing to develop a broader view on ecosystem service science and practice.

Audience

Academicians conducting interdisciplinary ecosystem service research, practitioners and policy makers aiming to incorporate ecosystem services into their work, and students from natural and social sciences

Paperback, 456 Pages

Published: November 2013

Imprint: Elsevier

ISBN: 978-0-12-419964-4

Contents

  • A Preface
    B Introduction
    C Editorial: No Root, No Fruit

    PART I ECOSYSTEM SERVICE BASICS
    1. Inclusive Ecosystem Services Valuation
    2. Ecosystem services and their monetary value
    3. Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services
    4. Ecosystem Service Indicators: Are we measuring what we want to manage
    5. Enquiring the Governance of Ecosystem Services: an introduction

    PART II ECOSYSTEM SERVICES: CONCEPTUAL REFLECTIONS
    6. Monetary Valuation of Ecosystem Services: Unresolvable Problems with the Standard Economic Model
    7. Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services: opposed visions, opposed paradigms
    8. Earth system services - a global science perspective on ecosystem services
    9. Ecosystem Services in a Societal Context
    10. The value of the Ecosystem Services concept in economic and biodiversity policy

    PART III ECOSYSTEM SERVICE DEBATES
    11. Valuation of ES: challenges and policy use
    12. Ecosystem Services in Belgian environmental policy-making:  expectations and challenges linked to the conceptualization and valuation of ES
    13. Ecosystem services governance: managing complexity?
    14. Ecosystem Service Assessments: science or pragmatism?
    15. Negotiated complexity in ecosystem services science and policymaking
    16. The natural relation between biodiversity and public health: an ecosystem services perspective
    17. Global trade impacts on biodiversity and ecosystem services

    PART IV ECOSYSTEM SERVICES: TOOLS & PRACTICES
    18. CICES going local: Ecosystem services classification adapted for a highly populated country
    19. The ecosystem services valuation tool and its future developments
    20. EBI - An index for delivery of ecosystem service bundles
    21. ES-thinking and some of its implications: a critical note from a rural development perspective
    22. Enhancing ecosystem services in Belgian agriculture through agro-ecology: a vision for a farming with a future

    PART V ECOSYSTEM SERVICE REFLECTIONS FROM PRACTICE
    23. Ecosystem Service Practices: Introduction
    24. Reflections from EU policy practice
    25. (how) Can  financial institutions contribute to sustainable use of ecosystem services?
    26. Making natural capital and ecosystem services operational in Europe through biodiversity offsetting and habitat banking
    27. SKB, SNOWMAN and Ecosystem Services
    28. Contribution of DG Environment of Federal public Service Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment
    29. Relevance of an Ecosystem Services approach in Wallonia
    30. A participatory approach to wildlife management in Walloon farmlands
    31. Ecosystem Services for Wallonia
    32. Relevance of the concept of Ecosystem Services in the practice of Brussels Environment
    33. Contribution of the Agency for Nature and Forests
    34. Integrating ecosystem services in rural development projects in Flanders
    35. Reflection on the relevance and use of Ecosystem Services to the Department LNE
    36. Contribution of the Flemish Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries
    37. Contribution of the Flemish Farmers union
    38. Ecosystem services of Natuurpunt
    39. Ecosystem services - some experiences in educational practice
    40. Integrating the concept of Ecosystem Services in the Province of Antwerp: the inland dunes project
    41. Bosland: application of the ecosystem services concept in a new style of forest management

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