Ecosystems provide a variety of provisioning, regulating, supporting and cultural services. With human activities, some of these services are being lost at an accelerating rate. Changes in ecosystems have short-run as well as long-run implications for livelihoods and the health of natural systems. Research on ecosystems management will focus on:
a) understanding the implications of ecosystem changes for economic and social systems;
b) economic analysis of conserving ecosystems and their services by evaluating costs and benefits to different stakeholders, especially the poor; and
c) examining different institutional arrangements to manage ecosystem services.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) - See Special Feature on Ecosystem Services:
SANDEE Publication and Projects
The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity
Non-timber forest products extraction under different forestry institutions in Bangladesh, Md. B. Uddin, Bangladesh
SANDEE's mission is to strengthen the capacity of individuals and institutions to undertake research on the inter-linkages among economic development, poverty, and environmental changeand to disseminate practical information that can be applied to development policies.
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