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Ecosystem Services in Agricultural and Urban Landscapes

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Ecosystem services are the resources and processes supplied by natural ecosystems which benefit humankind (for example, pollination of crops by insects, or water filtration by wetlands). They underpin life on earth, provide major inputs to many economic sectors and support our lifestyles. Agricultural and urban areas are by far the largest users of ecosystems and their services and (for the first time) this book explores the role that ecosystem services play in these managed environments. The book also explores methods of evaluating ecosystem services, and discusses how these services can be maintained and enhanced in our farmlands and cities. This book will be useful to students and researchers from a variety of fields, including applied ecology, environmental economics, agriculture and forestry, and also to local and regional planners and policy makers.
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Table of Contents

Contributors xi Reviewers xiv Foreword xv Introduction xvi Steve Wratten, Harpinder Sandhu, Ross Cullen and Robert Costanza Part A: Scene Setting 1 1 Ecosystem Services in Farmland and Cities 3 Harpinder Sandhu and Steve Wratten 2 Ecological Processes, Functions and Ecosystem Services: Inextricable Linkages between Wetlands and Agricultural Systems 16 Onil Banerjee, Neville D. Crossman and Rudolf S. de Groot 3 Key Ideas and Concepts from Economics for Understanding the Roles and Value of Ecosystem Services 28 Pamela Kaval and Ramesh Baskaran Part B: Ecosystem Services in Three Settings 43 4 Viticulture can be Modified to Provide Multiple Ecosystem Services 45 Sofia Orre-Gordon, Marco Jacometti, Jean Tompkins and Steve Wratten 5 Aquaculture and Ecosystem Services: Reframing the Environmental and Social Debate 58 Corinne Baulcomb 6 Urban Landscapes and Ecosystem Services 83 Jurgen Breuste, Dagmar Haase and Thomas Elmqvist Part C: Measuring and Monitoring Ecosystem Services at Multiple Levels 105 7 Scale-dependent Ecosystem Service 107 Yangjian Zhang, Claus Holzapfel and Xiaoyong Yuan 8 Experimental Assessment of Ecosystem Services in Agriculture 122 Harpinder Sandhu, John Porter and Steve Wratten Part D: Designing Ecological Systems to Deliver Ecosystem Services 137 9 Towards Multifunctional Agricultural Landscapes for the Upper Midwest Region of the USA 139 Nicholas Jordan and Keith Douglass Warner 10 Supply Chain Management and the Delivery of Ecosystems Services in Manufacturing 157 Mary Haropoulou, Clive Smallman and Jack Radford 11 Market-based Instruments and Ecosystem Services: Opportunity and Experience to Date 178 Stuart M. Whitten and Anthea Coggan Epilogue: Equitable and Sustainable Systems 194 Steve Wratten, Harpinder Sandhu, Ross Cullen and Robert Costanza Index 196

About the Author

Steve Wratten is Professor of Ecology at LincolnUniversity, New Zealand and Deputy Director of the Bio-ProtectionResearch Centre there, one of the country s Centres ofResearch Excellence. He has studied or worked at the universitiesof Reading, Glasgow, London, Cambridge and Southampton, UK. Heholds three doctorates and is an elected Fellow of the RoyalSociety of New Zealand. His research focuses on evaluating andenhancing ecosystem services in agriculture, especially thebiological control of pests, pollination, and below-soilprocesses. Harpinder Sandhu is a Research Fellow in the School ofthe Environment, Flinders University, South Australia. His researchfocuses on ecosystem services in managed landscapes. Harpinder alsoworks on poverty-environment interactions in developing countrieswith their implications for equitable and sustainable development.He is also interested in land use and land cover change and itsimpact on biodiversity and ecosystem services. Ross Cullen has taught and researched at LincolnUniversity, New Zealand since 1991, as Professor of ResourceEconomics. He is an Editor of the Australian Journal ofAgricultural and Resource Economics. His current researchfocuses on management and evaluation of biodiversity projects,ecosystem services in agriculture and forestry, and publicperceptions of the state of the environment. Robert Costanza is Professor and Chair in Public Policyat the Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian NationalUniversity, Canberra, Australia. His transdisciplinary researchintegrates the study of humans and the rest of nature to addressresearch, policy and management issues at multiple time and spacescales, from small watersheds to global systems. He is co-founderand past-president of the International Society for EcologicalEconomics, and was chief editor of the society's journal,Ecological Economics from its inception in 1989 until 2002.He is founding editor-in-chief of Solutions( a new hybrid academic/popularjournal.


In summary, I think that this book is a useful additionto the literature... Thus, I would recommend this book toeconomists, policy makers, land managers and students wanting toget a relatively clear and concise overview on the key aspects ofES. (Australian Journal of Agricultural &Resource Economics, 8 January 2014) This book is an introductory text that will be useful tostudents and researchers from a broad range of fields. What I dolike and thoroughly enjoyed about this book is that it demonstratesthe multiple facets or faces of ecosystem services and the benefitshumans derive from them. (Restoration Ecology,1 September 2013)

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