Ecosystem Services

Well, the members of Crit-Geog-Forum have come up trumps again! Thanks to all who contributed. Please comment below if you’d like to add a reference. This interest in ecosystem services emerged from a series of conversations with nature conservationists working for the National Trust and Natural England in Cornwall during a research project about climate change and landscape. In particular it is in response to a shift in lexicon (or perhaps more than lexicon) from climate change mitigation and adaptation to an ecosystem services approach – which as it stands currently requires the development of a common language to identify the myriad ways in which people ‘value’ nature. More work to be done here…

Here are the papers suggested by forum members and a few more I found (I’ve not included those referenced by these papers – we’d be here all day!):

  • Special Issue in Progress in Physical Geography:
  • Baldwin, A. (2009) Carbon nullius and racial rule: race, nature and the cultural politics of forest carbon in Canada. Antipode 41:231-255.
  • Baldwin A. (in press) Vital ecosystem security: emergence, circulation, and the biopolitical environmental citizen Geoforum.
  • Butler C, Chambers R, Chopra K, Dasgupta P, Duraiappah A K, Kumar P, McMichael T. A. J. and Niu W-Y, (2003) Ecosystems and human well-being in Ecosystems and human well-being a framework for assessment, Island Press, Washington, D.C., Wash., pp.71-84.
  • Constanza, R., Kubiezewski, I., Ervin, D., Bluffstone, R., Boyd, J., Brown, D., Chang, H., Dujon, V., Granek, E., Polasky, S., Shandas, V. and Yeakley, A. (2011) Valuing ecological systems and services F1000 Biology Reports 3:14
  • Daw, T., Brown, K., Rosendo, S. and Pomeroy, R. (2011) Applying the ecosystem services concept to poverty alleviation: the need to disaggregate human well-being Environmental Conservation 38:370-379.
  • Fagerholm, N. Kayhko, N., Ndumbaro, F. and Khamis, M. (2012) Community stakeholders’ knowledge in landscape assessments – mapping indicators for landscape services Ecological Indicators 18:421-433.
  • Fish R.D. (2011) Environmental decision making and an ecosystems approach: some challenges from the perspective of social science Progress in Physical Geography 35:671-680.
  • Francis, R.A., Lorimer J, Raco M (in press) Urban ecosystems as ‘natural’ homes for biogeographical boundary crossings. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers
  • Kenter, J.O., Hyde, T., Christie, M. and Fazey, I. (2011) The importance of deliberation in valuing ecosystem services in developing countries – evidence from the Solomon Islands. Global Environmental Change 21:505-521.
  • Kozak J, Lant C, Shaikh S and Wang G (2011) The geography of ecosystem service value: The case of the Des Plaines and Cache River wetlands, Illinois. Applied Geography 31:303-311.
  • Kunz, T.H., Braun de Torrez, E., Bauer, D., Lobova, T. and Fleming, T.H. (2011) Ecosystem services provided by bats Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1223:1-38.
  • Leach, M., Scoones, I. and Stirling, A. (2010) Dynamic Sustainabilities: technology, environment and social justice. London: Earthscan.
  • Lundy L, and Wade R (2011) Integrating sciences to sustain urban ecosystem services. Progress in Physical Geography 35:653-669.
  • McCollin, D. (2000) Editorial: hedgerow policy and protection – changing paradigms and the conservation ethic. Journal of Environmental Management 60:3-6.
  • Murray-Rust, D., Dendoncker, N., Dawson, T.P., Acosta-Michlik, L., Karali, E., Guillem, E. and Rounsevell, M. (2011) Conceptualising the analysis of socio-ecological systems through ecosystem services and agent-based modelling Journal of Land Use Science 6:83-99.
  • Norton, L.R., Inwood, H., Crowe, A. and Baker, A. (2012) Trialling a method to quantify the ‘cultural services’ of the English landscape using Countryside Survey data. Land Use Policy 29:449-455.
  • Potschin, M.B. and Haines-Young, R.H. (2011) Ecosystem services: exploring a geographical perspective Progress in Physical Geography 35:575-594.
  • Redford, K.H., and Adams, W.M. (2009) ‘Payment for ecosystem services and the challenge of saving nature’, Conservation Biology 23: 785-7.
  • Robards, M.D., Schoon, M.L., Meek, C.L. and Engle, N.L. (2011) The importance of social drivers in the resilient provision of ecosystem services Global Environmental Change 21:522-529.
  • Robertson, M. (in press) Measurement and alienation: making a world of ecosystem services Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers
  • Sherrouse B.C., Clement, J.M. and Semmens D.J. (2011) A GIS application for assessing, mapping, and quantifying the social values of ecosystem services. Applied Geography 31:748-760.
  • van der Horst, D. (2011) Adoption of payments for ecosystem services: an application of Hagerstrand model. Applied Geography 31:668-676.
  • van der Horst, D. and Vermeylen, S. (2011) Local rights to landscape in the global moral economy of carbon Landscape Research 36:455-470.
  • Walker, D., Jones III, J.P., Roberts, S.M., Frohling, O.R. (2007) When participation meets empowerment: the WWF and the politics of invitation in the Chimalapas, Mexico. Annals of the Association of American Geographers  97:423-444.
  • Wegner, G. and Pascual, U. (2011) Cost-benefit analysis in the context of ecosystem services of human well-being: a multidisciplinary critique Global Environmental Change 21:492-504.
  • Weidner, E. (2011) Ecosystem Services: just another catch phrase? International Journal of Wilderness 17:32-33.
  • Whitfield, S., Reed, M., Thomson, K., Christie, M., Stringer, L.C., Quinn, C.H., Anderson, R., Moxey, A. and Hubacek, K. (2011) Managing Peatland Ecosystem Services: Current UK policy and future challenges in a changing world. Scottish Geographical Journal 127
  • Woods, M. (in press) Rural geography III: rural futures and the future of rural geography. Progress in Human Geography
  • Yusoff, K. (2011) The valuation of nature: The Natural Choice White Paper. Radical Philosophy, 170. pp. 2-7.

Please also see the following on Payment for Ecosystem Services: Names of people working in the area (specifically PES): Philippe Descheneau, Matthew Paterson, Erik Swyngedouw, Esteve Corbera, Nicholas Kosoy, Karen Bakker and Gavin Bridge. There was a special issue in Antipode in late 2011 on the new carbon economy as well as a few PES special issues in Ecological Economics (also many contributions from geographers).]

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