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Valuing and Rewarding Ecosystem Services From Rangelands

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http://handle.nal.usda.gov/10113/58818
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Abstract:
Rangeland ecosystems provide a wide variety of ecosystem services. Some are relatively well quantified and have highly structured markets, while others are poorly defined and lack even rudimentary market opportunities. The highly variable nature of rangelands require a systematic approach to quantifying ecosystem services and assuring both public and private sector markets that prescribe changes in management do indeed result in enhanced outputs of goods and services. We propose the use of Ecological Site Descriptions and State and Transition Models to link ecosystem services to changes in management as a basis for a more transparent markets.
Author(s):
Neil D. MacLeod , Joel R. Brown
Subject(s):
ecological value , ecosystem services , ecosystems , markets , models , private sector , public sector , rangelands
Note:
USDA Scientist Submission
Source:
Rangelands 2014 4 v.36 no.2
Language:
English
Year:
2014
Collection:
Journal Articles, USDA Authors, Peer-Reviewed
Rights:
Works produced by employees of the U.S. Government as part of their official duties are not copyrighted within the U.S. The content of this document is not copyrighted.