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Ecosystem services in agricultural and urban landscapes [electronic resource] / edited by Steve Wratten ... [et al.].

Publication:
Chichester, West Sussex, U.K. ; Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2013.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (220 p.)
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Subjects:
Ecosystem services.
Ecosystem management.
Ecology -- Economic aspects.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Ecosystem services are the resources and processes supplied by natural ecosystems which benefit humankind (for example, pollination of crops by insects, or water filtration by wetlands). They underpin life on earth, provide major inputs to many economic sectors and support our lifestyles. Agricultural and urban areas are by far the largest users of ecosystems and their services and (for the first time) this book explores the role that ecosystem services play in these managed environments. The book also explores methods of evaluating ecosystem services, and discusses how these services can b
Contents:
pt. A. Scene setting
pt. B. Ecosystem services in three settings
pt. C. Measuring and monitoring ecosystem services at multiple levels
pt. D. Designing ecological systems to deliver ecosystem services.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Wratten, Stephen D.
ISBN:
1-118-50627-8
1-299-15926-5
1-118-50625-1
1-118-50624-3
OCLC:
827207560