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On the natural capital and ecosystem services of soils

Robinson, David A.; Lebron, Inma. 2010 On the natural capital and ecosystem services of soils. Ecological Economics, 70. 137-138. 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2010.08.012

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Abstract/Summary

In their paper, a framework for the evaluation of the natural capital and ecosystem services of soils, Dominati et al., 2010 E. Dominati, M. Patterson and A. Mackay, A framework for classifying and quantifying the natural capital and ecosystem services of soils, Ecol. Econ. 69 (2010), pp. 1858–1868. Article | PDF (750 K) | View Record in Scopus | Cited By in Scopus (2)Dominati et al. (2010) address the important issue of recognizing the fundamental role of soils within the ecosystems approach (Anon, 2000). Given that conservation organizations and National Governments are adopting the ecosystems approach, as a way of placing value on nature's services to humanity for decision making purposes and policy development, it is critical that frameworks accurately reflect the contributions of all the components of the ecosystem to return a true value; and that we develop the debate on how best to achieve this. Dominati et al. (2010) rightly point out that below ground soil resources are often overlooked, and there is much overlapping terminology between the disciplines of soils, ecology and economics, which can result in confusion over where soils lie within the ecosystems approach.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2010.08.012
Programmes: CEH Topics & Objectives 2009 - 2012 > Biogeochemistry > BGC Topic 1 - Monitoring and Interpretation of Biogeochemical and Climate Changes > BGC - 1.3 - Quantify & attribute changes in biogeochemiical cycles ...
CEH Topics & Objectives 2009 - 2012 > Biodiversity > BD Topic 3 - Managing Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in a Changing Environment > BD - 3.1 - Develop methods to quantify the link between biodiversity ..
CEH Topics & Objectives 2009 - 2012 > Biogeochemistry > BGC Topic 3 - Managing Threats to Environment and Health > BGC - 3.3 - Deliver effective advice, models and applied science ...
CEH Sections: Emmett
ISSN: 0921-8009
Additional Keywords: soil natural capital, ecosystem services
NORA Subject Terms: Agriculture and Soil Science
Ecology and Environment
Date made live: 20 Dec 2010 11:45
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/12779

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