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Ecosystem accounts define explicit and spatial trade-offs for managing natural resources

Keith, Heather; Vardon, Michael; Stein, John A.; Stein, Janet L.; Lindenmayer, David B

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Decisions about natural resource management are frequently complex and vexed, often leading to public policy compromises. Discord between environmental and economic metrics creates problems in assessing trade-offs between different current or potential resource uses. Ecosystem accounts, which quantify ecosystems and their benefits for human well-being consistent with national economic accounts, provide exciting opportunities to contribute significantly to the policy process. We advanced the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017-09-18
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/170457
Source: Nature Ecology & Evolution
DOI: 10.1038/s41559-017-0309-1
Access Rights: Open Access



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