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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.

Contributing Authors:

Alain Peeters, RHEA Research Centre rue Warichet, Natural Resources, Human Environment and Agronomy (RHEA)
Anik Schneiders, Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO)
Anil Markandya, University of Bath, Department of Economics and International Development, United Kingdom and Scientific Director of Basque Center of Climate Change
Anne Teller, DG Environment, European Commission
Anne-hélène Prieur-Richard, DIVERSITAS, Reviewed by Francis Turkelboom (INBO); Belgian Biodiversity Platform; Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO); Faculty of Applied Economics - University of Antwerp; naXys, Namur Center for Complex Systems - University of Namur
Birgen Haest, The Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO)
Cédric Chevalier, Political advisor, Cabinet of the Walloon and the Wallonia-Brussels Federation Minister of Sustainable Development and Research
Conor Kretsch, COHAB
Corentin Fontaine, University of Namur (UNamur)
Dirk Van Gijseghem, Flemish Ministry of Agriculture, Division for Agricultural Policy Analysis
Dirk Vrebos, University of Antwerp, Ecosystem Management Research Group (ECOBE)
Dries Landuyt, University of Ghent, Laboratory of Environmental Toxicology and Aquatic Ecology-AECO; Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO)
Erik Gómez-Baggethun, Institute of Environmental Science and Technology, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona; Social-Ecological Systems Laboratory, Department of Ecology, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Ferdinando Villa, Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3); IKERBASQUE, Basque Foundation for Science
Francis Turkelboom, Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO)
Frederic Ghys, Sustainability analyst
Frédéric Huybrechs, Institute of Development Policy and Management (IOB), University of Antwerp
Gert Van Hecken, Institute of Development Policy and Management (IOB), University of Antwerp
Glenn Deliège, KU Leuven, Husserl-Archives, International Centre for Phenomenological Research
Guy Duke, Environment Bank Ltd
Hans Keune, Belgian Biodiversity Platform; Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO); Faculty of Applied Economics - University of Antwerp; naXys, Namur Center for Complex Systems - University of Namur
Heidi Wittmer, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research-UFZ Division of Social Sciences
Hilde Heyrman, VLM
Ilse Simoens, Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO)
Inge Liekens, Flemish Research and Technology Organisation (VITO)
Jan Staes, University of Antwerp, Ecosystem Management Research Group (ECOBE)
Jan Verboven, Vlaamse Landmaatschappij regio West
Jeroen A.E. Panis, Agency for Nature and Forests, Government of Flanders
Jim Casaer, Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO)
Joachim H. Spangenberg, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research-UFZ, Department Community Ecology
Johan Bastiaensen, Institute of Development Policy and Management (IOB), University of Antwerp
John Gowdy, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York
Joris Aertsens, Flemish Research and Technology Organisation (VITO)
Jos Brils, Senior adviser with Deltares; Co-Coordinator, Dutch Community of Practice (CoP) on Ecosystem Services
Katrien Van der Biest, University of Antwerp, Ecosystem Management Research Group (ECOBE)
Kelly Hertenweg, DG Environment of Federal Public Service Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment
Kris Struyf, Zwin Nature Centre, KUDDKE-HEIST
Kris Verheyen, Forest and Nature Lab, Ghent University
Layla Saad, Faun and Biotopes asbl
Leander Raes, UG
Leen Franchois, Research Department, Boerenbond
Leen Gorissen, Unit Transition Energy and Environment, The Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO)
Leo De Nocker, Flemish Research and Technology Organisation (VITO)
Leo Declercq, Zwin Nature Centre, KUDDKE-HEIST
Leon C. Braat, Alterra, Wageningen University and Research, Wageningen
Lieve Janssens, Province of Antwerp, Department of Environment, Nature & Landscape Team
Linda Meiresonne, Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO)
Lucette Flandroy, DG Environment of Federal Public Service Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment
Maarten Stevens, Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO)
Machteld Gryseels, Brussels Environment, Direction Quality of the Environment and Nature Management Gulledelle
Marc Dufrêne, ULG-GxABT
Marije Schaafsma, University of East Anglia, Centre for Social and Economic Research on the Global Environment
Marijke Thoonen, Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO)
Martin Hermy, KULeuven
Martin Sharman, Independent expert, Avenue des Orangers
Nathalie Pipart, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Institut de Gestion de l’Environnement et d’Aménagement du Territoire, Centre d’Etudes du Développement Durable
Nele Smeets, Flemish Research and Technology Organisation (VITO)
Nicolas Dendoncker, Department of Geography, University of Namur (UNamur). Namur Research Centre on Sustainable Development (NAGRIDD). Namur Centre for Complex Systems (naXys)
Olivier Beauchard, University of Antwerp, Ecosystem Management Research Group (ECOBE)
Patrick Meire, University of Antwerp, Ecosystem Management Research Group (ECOBE)
Paula Ulenaers, Vlaamse Landmaatschappij regio West
Perrine Raquez, University of Namur (UNamur)
Peter Goethals, University of Ghent, Laboratory of Environmental Toxicology and Aquatic Ecology-AECO
Philippe C. Baveye, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York
Pieter Vangansbeke, Unit Transition Energy and Environment, The Flemish Institute for Technological Research
Pim Martens, ICIS, Maastricht University
Rik De Vreese, VUB
Rob D’Hondt, University of Ghent, Laboratory of Environmental Toxicology and Aquatic Ecology-AECO
Sabine Wallens, DG Environment of Federal Public Service Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment
Sander Jacobs, Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO); University of Antwerp. Department of Biology, Ecosystem Management Research Group (ECOBE)
Sarah Cornell, Stockholm Resilience Centre
Saskia Van Gaever, DG Environment of Federal Public Service Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment
Simon W. Moolenaar, Programme Manager SKB, Chair of the SNOWMAN Network
Steven Broekx, Flemish Research and Technology Organisation (VITO)
Sylvie Danckaert, Flemish Ministry of Agriculture, Division for Agricultural Policy Analysis
Tanya Cerulus, Environment, Nature and Energy Department, Environmental, Nature and Energy Policy Division, Government of Flanders
Tom Bauler, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Institut de Gestion de l’Environnement et d’Aménagement du Territoire, Centre d’Etudes du Développement Durable
Tom de Bie, KU Leuven, Laboratory of Aquatic Ecology, Evolution and Conservation; Flemish Environment Agency (VMM), Catchment office Dijle-Zenne catchment
Wim Van Gils, Policy Director, Natuurpunt
Wouter Van Reeth, Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO)

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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