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Where are cultural and social in ecosystem services? A framework for constructive engagement

dc.contributor.author Chan, KMA
dc.contributor.author Guerry, AD
dc.contributor.author Balvanera, P
dc.contributor.author Klain, S
dc.contributor.author Satterfield, T
dc.contributor.author Basurto, X
dc.contributor.author Bostrom, A
dc.contributor.author Chuenpagdee, R
dc.contributor.author Gould, R
dc.contributor.author Halpern, BS
dc.contributor.author Hannahs, N
dc.contributor.author Levine, J
dc.contributor.author Norton, B
dc.contributor.author Ruckelshaus, M
dc.contributor.author Russell, R
dc.contributor.author Tam, J
dc.contributor.author Woodside, U
dc.date.accessioned 2013-03-25T15:28:39Z
dc.date.issued 2012-08-01
dc.identifier.issn 0006-3568
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10161/6449
dc.description.abstract A focus on ecosystem services (ES) is seen as a means for improving decisionmaking. In the research to date, the valuation of the material contributions of ecosystems to human well-being has been emphasized, with less attention to important cultural ES and nonmaterial values. This gap persists because there is no commonly accepted framework for eliciting less tangible values, characterizing their changes, and including them alongside other services in decisionmaking. Here, we develop such a framework for ES research and practice, addressing three challenges: (1) Nonmaterial values are ill suited to characterization using monetary methods; (2) it is difficult to unequivocally link particular changes in socioecological systems to particular changes in cultural benefits; and (3) cultural benefits are associated with many services, not just cultural ES. There is no magic bullet, but our framework may facilitate fuller and more socially acceptable integrations of ES information into planning and management. © 2012 by American Institute of Biological Sciences. All rights reserved.
dc.publisher Oxford University Press (OUP)
dc.relation.ispartof BioScience
dc.relation.isversionof 10.1525/bio.2012.62.8.7
dc.title Where are cultural and social in ecosystem services? A framework for constructive engagement
dc.type Journal article
duke.contributor.id Basurto, X|0514089
pubs.begin-page 744
pubs.end-page 756
pubs.issue 8
pubs.organisational-group Duke
pubs.organisational-group Marine Science and Conservation
pubs.organisational-group Nicholas School of the Environment
pubs.publication-status Published
pubs.volume 62
duke.contributor.orcid Basurto, X|0000-0002-5321-3654


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