Wetlands and the ecosystem services they provide are hugely valuable to people worldwide in many ways: for livelihood, for their biodiversity and existence values and for their economic benefits. Yet many of these services, such as the recharge of groundwater, water purification or cultural values are not immediately obvious when one looks at a wetland and most are public services that are not traded in conventional markets. This Chapter gives a brief introduction into the concept of wetlands ecosystems services and their values.
|Title of host publication||The Wetland Book I|
|Subtitle of host publication||Structure and Function, Management and Methods|
|Editors||C. Max Finlayson, Mark Everard, Kenneth Irvine, Robert J. McInnes, Beth A. Middleton, Anne A. van Dam, Nick C. Davidson|
|Place of Publication||The Netherlands|
|Number of pages||11|
|ISBN (Print)||9789048134939, 9789400714717|
|Publication status||Published - 05 Jun 2018|