Wetland ecosystem services

Dolf De Groot, Luke Brander, C Max Finlayson

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    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
    Number of pages11
    ISBN (Electronic)9789048196593
    ISBN (Print)9789048134939, 9789400714717
    Publication statusPublished - 05 Jun 2018


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