Measure & Value

A Global Meta-Analysis of the Value of Ecosystem Services Provided by Lakes

12th September 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies

This paper was originally published in Ecological Economics.  Highlights: We conduct the first meta-analysis on the value of ecosystem services provided by lakes. We analyze results of 133 studies, offering a total of 699 values. We show that antagonisms and synergies across ecosystem services are perceived and valued by people. “This study presents the first… [more]

Benefit Transfer for Ecosystem Services

11th September 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies

This paper was originally published as part of Part of the The Economics of Non-Market Goods and Resources book series (ENGO, volume 14). “Abstract: Benefits transfer is the projection of benefits from one place and time to another to estimate the benefits of a proposed project or policy; this includes the adaptation of an original study to a new… [more]

A Framework to Quantify the Strength of Ecological Links Between an Environmental Stressor & Final Ecosystem Services

8th September 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies

This paper was originally published in Ecosphere, an Ecological Society of America Open Access Journal.  “Anthropogenic stressors such as climate change, increased fire frequency, and pollution drive shifts in ecosystem function and resilience. Scientists generally rely on biological indicators of these stressors to signal that ecosystem conditions have been altered. However, these biological indicators are… [more]

Aligning Profit with Planet – Interview with Gretchen Daily

7th September 2017
Published under: Featured

This podcast was originally hosted on Climate One.  “It is possible to protect profits and the planet. Despite claims that a win for the environment is a loss for the economy, corporations are finding innovative ways to have it both ways. These corporations are quickly realizing that protecting watersheds and ecosystems can also protect their business. Companies… [more]

Mighty Mangroves of the Philippines: Valuing Wetland Benefits for Risk Reduction & Conservation

5th September 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published at: Wealth Accounting and the Valuation of Ecosystem Services (WAVES).  “Mangroves are weeds; if you give them half a chance they grow in some of the most inhospitable environments, with their knees in seawater and their trunks in the air. They create forested barriers between the wrath of the seas and our… [more]

Natural Capital Accounting in Marine Protected Areas: The Case of the Islands of Ventotene and S. Stefano (Central Italy)

23rd August 2017
Published under: Case Studies,Data Tools & Methodologies

This paper was originally published in Ecological Modeling.  Highlights:  A biophysical and trophodynamic model based on emergy accounting was applied. The interactions between different benthic habitat was explored. The ecological value of natural capital stocks was calculated. A GIS tool was used to show the spatial distribution of natural capital in the MPA. The applied… [more]