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Mapping Ecosystem Services

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ISBN: 9789546428301 Year: Pages: 378 DOI: https://doi.org/10.3897/ab.e12837 Language: English
Publisher: Pensoft Publishers
Subject: Ecology
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The EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020 called on Member States to map and assess the state of ecosystems and their services in their national territory by 2014, with the assistance of the European Commission. Mapping ecosystem services constitutes a very powerful tool to bring ES into practical application. Being able to efficiently communicate complex spatial information, ES maps are very useful for raising awareness about areas of ecosystem services supply and demand. Furthermore, maps are mandatory instruments for landscape planning, environmental resource management and land use optimization. This book is an excellent summary of the achievements of ecosystem service mapping and provides guidance for scientists, students, practitioners and decision makers who need to map ecosystem services.

I servizi ecosistemici nella pianificazione bioregionale

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Book Series: Territori ISSN: 2704579X ISBN: 9788855180504 Year: Volume: 31 Pages: 152 DOI: 10.36253/978-88-5518-050-4
Publisher: Firenze University Press
Subject: Architecture
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After years of indiscriminate exploitation, the Anthropocene period is giving us back a nature whose reactions make the Earth less and less habitable: reversing the route has now become a urgent priority. The paradigm of ecosystem services is moving a step in the right direction in considering the multiplicity of benefits offered to mankind by the environment, but lends itself to quantitative drifts that risk extending commodification to the world of nature. This book investigates the consistency and usefulness for the sciences of the territory of the paradigm of ecosystem services from multiple disciplinary horizons, advancing the proposal to bring it back within a bioregional approach, with the introduction of the concept of eco-territorial services.

L'approccio patrimoniale ai servizi ecosistemici (Book chapter)

Book title: I servizi ecosistemici nella pianificazione bioregionale

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Book Series: Territori ISSN: 2704579X ISBN: 9788855180504 Year: Volume: 31 DOI: 10.36253/978-88-5518-050-4.04
Publisher: Firenze University Press
Subject: Architecture
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The flourishing of literature on ecosystem services testifies to an increase in awareness of the extent to which economic operations of human societies is due to

La conservazione del patrimonio naturale e paesaggistico mediante la valorizzazione dei servizi ecosistemici offerti dal territorio: considerazioni generali e casi di studio (Book chapter)

Book title: I servizi ecosistemici nella pianificazione bioregionale

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Book Series: Territori ISSN: 2704579X ISBN: 9788855180504 Year: Volume: 31 DOI: 10.36253/978-88-5518-050-4.13
Publisher: Firenze University Press
Subject: Architecture
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Pragmatically, the same

Ecosystem Services for Well-Being in Deltas: Integrated Assessment for Policy Analysis

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ISBN: 9783319710921 9783319710938 Year: Pages: 593 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-71093-8 Language: English
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Grant: Ecosystems Services for Poverty Alleviation (ESPA); University of Southampton
Subject: Environmental Sciences
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This book answers key questions about environment, people and their shared future in deltas. It develops a systematic and holistic approach for policy-orientated analysis for the future of these regions. It does so by focusing on ecosystem services in the world’s largest, most populous and most iconic delta region, that of the Ganges-Brahmaputra delta in Bangladesh. The book covers the conceptual basis, research approaches and challenges, while also providing a methodology for integration across multiple disciplines, offering a potential prototype for assessments of deltas worldwide.Ecosystem Services for Well-Being in Deltas analyses changing ecosystem services in deltas; the health and well-being of people reliant on them; the continued central role of agriculture and fishing; and the implications of aquaculture in such environments.The analysis is brought together in an integrated and accessible way to examine the future of the Ganges Brahmaputra delta based on a near decade of research by a team of the world’s leading scientists on deltas and their human and environmental dimensions.This book is essential reading for students and academics within the fields of Environmental Geography, Sustainable Development and Environmental Policy focused on solving the world’s most critical challenges of balancing humans with their environments.

Riverine Ecosystem Management: Science for Governing Towards a Sustainable Future

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Book Series: Aquatic Ecology Series ISBN: 9783319732497 9783319732503 Year: Volume: 8 Pages: 571 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-73250-3 Language: English
Publisher: Springer Nature Grant: Universität für Bodenkultur Wien
Subject: Ecology
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This open access book surveys the frontier of scientific river research and provides examples to guide management towards a sustainable future of riverine ecosystems. Principal structures and functions of the biogeosphere of rivers are explained; key threats are identified, and effective solutions for restoration and mitigation are provided.Rivers are among the most threatened ecosystems of the world. They increasingly suffer from pollution, water abstraction, river channelisation and damming. Fundamental knowledge of ecosystem structure and function is necessary to understand how human acitivities interfere with natural processes and which interventions are feasible to rectify this.Modern water legislation strives for sustainable water resource management and protection of important habitats and species. However, decision makers would benefit from more profound understanding of ecosystem degradation processes and of innovative methodologies and tools for efficient mitigation and restoration. The book provides best-practice examples of sustainable river management from on-site studies, European-wide analyses and case studies from other parts of the world. This book will be of interest to researchers in the field of aquatic ecology, river system functioning, conservation and restoration, to postgraduate students, to institutions involved in water management, and to water related industries.

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Book title: I servizi ecosistemici nella pianificazione bioregionale

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Book Series: Territori ISSN: 2704579X ISBN: 9788855180504 Year: Volume: 31 DOI: 10.36253/978-88-5518-050-4.03
Publisher: Firenze University Press
Subject: Architecture
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The short introduction reconstructs the external history of the texts collected in this volume, which are a reworking of the authors' contributions to the seminar "From territorial heritage to eco-territorial services: towards an operational definition". It also draws a quick sketch of the relationships that urge us to rethink the ecosystem services as eco-territorial services, between territorialist approach, bioregional planning, territorial heritage, and answers to be offered urgently to the problems - climatic, environmental, economic and social - posed by a society in transition.

Tracciare la rotta per iscrivere i servizi ecosistemici nella pianificazione bioregionale (Book chapter)

Book title: I servizi ecosistemici nella pianificazione bioregionale

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Book Series: Territori ISSN: 2704579X ISBN: 9788855180504 Year: Volume: 31 DOI: 10.36253/978-88-5518-050-4.15
Publisher: Firenze University Press
Subject: Architecture
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Although still in a provisional form, as befits a field of study still undergoing consolidation, the text tries to summarize the results that emerged from the contributions collected in the volume and from their comparison; outlining, even before real conclusions, a series of clues, cues and problematic issues with which scientific reflection will have to face in the near future. Therefore, they are to be read as many beginnings of research paths, to be followed towards a plausible way of including ecosystem services in the bioregional planning of the territory.

The Economics of Protected Marine Species: Concepts in Research and Management

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Book Series: Frontiers Research Topics ISSN: 16648714 ISBN: 9782889199907 Year: Pages: 133 DOI: 10.3389/978-2-88919-990-7 Language: English
Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
Subject: Science (General) --- Oceanography
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Protected marine species have populations that are depleted, decreasing, or are at-risk of extinction or local extirpation. As of 2015 The International Union for the Conservation of Nature, a global environmental organization, lists approximately 737 marine species worldwide that are considered at risk of extinction. Many are provided legal protection through national laws requiring research and management measures aimed at recovering and maintaining the species at a sustainable population level. Integral to the policy decision process involving the management and recovery of marine species is the consideration of trade-offs between the economic and ecological costs and benefits of protection. This suggests that economics, at its core the study of trade-offs, has a significant role.

Coastal Resources Economics and Ecosystem Valuation

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ISBN: 9783039280162 9783039280179 Year: Pages: 104 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03928-017-9 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Science (General)
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The practical importance of economic valuation information can hardly be overstated. Coastal and marine resource policy planning and management benefit from complete information on the impact of policy decisions.

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