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Ecosystem Services

Leon C. Braat.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Environmental Science

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Environmentalist Thought and Ideology (Environmental Science); Politics; Management of Land and Natural Resources (Social Science); Sustainability. 15492 words.

The concept of ecosystem services considers the usefulness of nature for human society. The economic importance of nature was described and analyzed in the 18th century, but the term ecosys...

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