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- Watanabe, Marcos D.B.; Ortega, Enrique
- Environmental science & policy 2011 v.14 no.6 pp. 594-604
- aquifers; biogeochemical cycles; carbon; carbon dioxide; climate; ecosystem services; ecosystems; emergy; environmental science; food production; greenhouse gas emissions; groundwater flow; groundwater recharge; issues and policy; leaching; methane; nitrogen; nitrogen fixation; nitrous oxide; prices; runoff; soil formation; willingness to pay
- ... Ecosystem services (ES) are provided by healthy ecosystems and are fundamental to support human life. However, natural systems have been degraded all over the world and the process of degradation is partially attributed to the lack of knowledge regarding the economic benefits associated with ES, which usually are not captured in the market. To valuate ES without using conventional approaches, such ...