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Title:A pluralistic approach to ecosystem services evaluation PDF Logo
Authors:Turner, Kerry
Issue Date:2010
Series/Report no.:CSERGE working paper EDM 10-07
Abstract:The purpose of this note is to contribute to the emerging common understanding between the natural science, economic and social science perspectives on the 'value' of ecosystems and biodiversity. Given the inherent complexity of nature it is not surprising that the concept of 'value is capable of multiple interpretation and meaning. A number of different dimensions of nature-based value can be simply discerned and evaluated in different ways eg in monetary terms via economic analysis; in biophysical and geochemical terms via natural science; and in more qualitative terms via sociology, cultural geography, arts and humanities etc. Each of these value dimensions has validity in its own domain.
Subjects:Ecosystem services
ecosystems
biodiversity
natural science
economic and social sciences
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:CSERGE Working Papers: EDM - Environmental Decision Making, University of East Anglia

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