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Understanding Urban Ecosystems : A New Frontier For Science And Education

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Nowhere on Earth is the challenge for ecological understanding greater, and yet more urgent, than in those parts of the globe where human activity is most intense - cities. People need to understand how cities work as ecological systems so they can take control of the vital links between human actions and environmental quality, and work for an ecologically and economically sustainable future. An ecosystem approach integrates biological, physical and social factors and embraces historical and geographical dimensions, providing our best hope for coping with the complexity of cities. This book is the first of its kind to bring together leaders in the biological, physical and social dimensions of urban ecosystem research with leading education researchers, administrators and practitioners, to show how an understanding of urban ecosystems is vital for urban dwellers to grasp the fundamentals of ecological and environmental science, and to understand their own environment.


Ecological Indicators For The Assessment Of The Quality Of Air, Water, Soil, And Ecosystems

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Papers presented at a Symposium held in Utrecht, The Netherlands, October 1982


Emerging Markets For Ecosystem Services

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Practical ideas provided by a case study of the Panama Canal Watershed Exciting opportunities await the use of market mechanisms for protecting forest ecosystems. However, questions remain on how to best apply these mechanisms. Emerging Markets for Ecosystem Services: A Case Study of the Panama Canal Watershed provides an integrated, interdisciplinary methodological approach for evaluating market opportunities for watershed services, carbon sequestration, and biodiversity protection. Using the Panama Canal Watershed as a case study example, this probing resource addresses the main questions often asked about the various practical aspects of the emerging markets for ecosystem services, including quantifying value, payment structure, and equitable distribution of benefits. Environmental issues are often at odds with economic and business concerns. Emerging Markets for Ecosystem Services examines practical strategies to integrate diverse aspects into coherent strategies that benefit all. A scientific overview of the science and current knowledge provides a solid foundation to build policy and positive direction using the Panama Canal Watershed as an example. This unique resource sheds useful light on the challenges and provides insightful recommendations for areas struggling with ecosystem issues and the application of market mechanisms. This text is extensively referenced and includes several tables to clearly illustrate data. Topics in Emerging Markets for Ecosystem Services include:

  • an overview of carbon sequestration in natural forests, exotic plantations, native plantations, and agroforestry systems
  • policy tools to help reduce barriers to selling carbon credits
  • alternatives for increasing demand for land-use-based carbon sequestration
  • actions to encourage land managers to protect water quantity and quality
  • receiving full value of watershed protection
  • approaches to bioprospecting
  • sustainable tourism as a source of funding to support biodiversity conservation
  • markets for eco-labeled products
  • improving markets for ecosystem services in Panama
  • and more
Emerging Markets for Ecosystem Services: A Case Study of the Panama Canal Watershed is a valuable resource for land management professionals, educators, and advanced undergraduate and graduate students.



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