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Ecosystem services

Author: Roy M Harrison; R E Hester
Publisher: Cambridge : Royal Society of Chemistry, 2010.
Series: Issues in environmental science and technology.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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As human populations grow, so do the resource demands imposed on ecosystems, and the impacts of anthropogenic use and abuse are becoming ever more apparent. This has led to the development of the concept of ecosystem services, which describes the beneficial functions provided by ecosystems for human society. Ecosystem services are limited and hence threatened by over-exploitation, and there is an urgent imperative  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Ecosystem services.
Cambridge : Royal Society of Chemistry, 2010
(OCoLC)495938607
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Roy M Harrison; R E Hester
ISBN: 9781849731058 1849731055 9781849730181 1849730180
OCLC Number: 642690077
Description: 1 online resource (176 pages).
Contents: Natural Capital and Ecosystem Services : Ecological Foundations of Human Societies --
Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity --
Coastal Wetland Ecosystem Services --
Ecosystem Services Provided by the Atmosphere --
Life Cycle Assessment as a Tool for Sustainable Management of Ecosystem Services --
Protecting resources and health by protecting the environment.
Series Title: Issues in environmental science and technology.
Responsibility: editors, R.M. Harrison and R.E. Hester.

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This volume brings together emerging topics in environmental science, making an excellent source for policy makers and environmental consultants working in the field or related areas.  Read more...

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