Global estimates of the value of ecosystems and their services in monetary units
de Groot, Rudolph; Brander, Luke; van der Ploeg, Sander; Costanza, Robert; Braat, Leon; Bernard, Florence; Christie, Mike; Crossman, N.; Ghermandi, Andrea; Hein, Lars; Hussain, Salman; Kumar, Pushpam; McVittie, Alistair; Portela, Rosimeiry; Rodriguez, Luis Carlos; Brink, Patrick ten; van Beukering, Pieter
This paper gives an overview of the value of ecosystem services of 10 main biomes expressed in monetary units. In total, over 320 publications were screened covering over 300 case study locations. Approximately 1350 value estimates were coded and stored in a searchable Ecosystem Service Value Database (ESVD). A selection of 665 value estimates was used for the analysis. Acknowledging the uncertainties and contextual nature of any valuation, the analysis shows that the total value of ecosystem...[Show more]
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