Journals Higher Education



Published: 07 April 2011

400 Pages | Over 100 black and white illustrations, and an 8 page colour plate section


ISBN: 9780199589005

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Natural Capital

Theory and Practice of Mapping Ecosystem Services

Edited by Peter Kareiva, Heather Tallis, Taylor H. Ricketts, Gretchen C. Daily, and Stephen Polasky

  • Discusses novel science that focuses on providing standardized valuations of multiple ecosystem services in a framework that reveals tradeoffs among services, as well as opportunities for possible new sources of funding for conservation. This science is connected to open-access online tools for mapping and valuing ecosystem services (InVEST).
  • Incorporates policy analysis and provides guidance on policy implementation
  • Boxed case studies authored by conservation or political leaders from the field enliven the book and give it broader appeal
  • Common chapter templates and rigorous editing provide a coherent and integrated work