Wetland Ecosystem Services

Dolf De Groot, Luke Brander, Colin Finlayson

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Wetland Book I
Subtitle of host publicationStructure and Function, Management and Methods
EditorsC. Max Finlayson, Mark Everard, Kenneth Irvine, Robert J. McInnes, Beth A. Middleton, Anne A. van Dam, Nick C. Davidson
Place of PublicationThe Netherlands
PublisherSpringer
Chapter37
Pages323-333
Number of pages11
Volume1
ISBN (Electronic)9789048196593
ISBN (Print)9789048134939, 9789400714717
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 05 Jun 2018

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