Discovery Issue 39
In this issue
Ecosystem services are benefits obtained by people from ecosystems. That may seem to be a fancy name for what we used to call natural resource use, but there is more recognition of what resources are being used for, and that is for human well-being.
A beginner’s guide to ecosystem services
The phrases “ecosystem services” and “natural capital” are moving from the realm of policy and research into the language of business.
So, where are we at?
The first summary of NZ's ecosystem services.
Ecosystems science at Landcare Research
Landcare Research has 10 research portfolios – clusters of research projects of common purpose that are aligned to users’ needs – and three of these portfolios are directly related to the idea of ecosystem services.
New research: policy instruments
To date there has been very little thought as to how policies might be better crafted to address multiple ecosystem services and minimise some of the trade-offs inherent in these decisions.