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Ecosystem Services in Agricultural and Urban Landscapes free pdf 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 be maintained and enhanced in our farmlands and cities. This book will be useful to students and researchers from a variety of fields, including applied ecology, environmental economics, agriculture and forestry, and also to local and regional planners and policy makers.

About Stephen D. Wratten

Steve Wratten is Professor of Ecology at LincolnUniversity, New Zealand and Deputy Director of the Bio-ProtectionResearch Centre there, one of the country s Centres ofResearch Excellence. He has studied or worked at the universitiesof Reading, Glasgow, London, Cambridge and Southampton, UK. Heholds three doctorates and is an elected Fellow of the RoyalSociety of New Zealand. His research focuses on evaluating andenhancing ecosystem services in agriculture, especially thebiological control of pests, pollination, and below-soilprocesses.

Harpinder Sandhu is a Research Fellow in the School ofthe Environment, Flinders University, South Australia. His researchfocuses on ecosystem services in managed landscapes. Harpinder alsoworks on poverty-environment interactions in developing countrieswith their implications for equitable and sustainable development.He is also interested in land use and land cover change and itsimpact on biodiversity and ecosystem services.

Ross Cullen has taught and researched at LincolnUniversity, New Zealand since 1991, as Professor of ResourceEconomics. He is an Editor of the Australian Journal ofAgricultural and Resource Economics. His current researchfocuses on management and evaluation of biodiversity projects,ecosystem services in agriculture and forestry, and publicperceptions of the state of the environment.

Robert Costanza is Professor and Chair in Public Policyat the Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian NationalUniversity, Canberra, Australia. His transdisciplinary researchintegrates the study of humans and the rest of nature to addressresearch, policy and management issues at multiple time and spacescales, from small watersheds to global systems. He is co-founderand past-president of the International Society for EcologicalEconomics, and was chief editor of the society's journal,Ecological Economics from its inception in 1989 until 2002.He is founding editor-in-chief of Solutions(www.thesolutionsjournal.org) a new hybrid academic/popularjournal.


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Author : Stephen D. Wratten
Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley
Data Published : 22 February 2013
ISBN : 1405170085
EAN : 9781405170086
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 218 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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