Monday, March 28, 2011

Ecosystem Service valuation must use stakeholder knowledge

"...the academic literature about ecosystem services relies on a conceptual basis that
differs dramatically from the kinds of information that stakeholders depend on when evaluating ecosystem services. Ecologists and other scientists seek knowledge that is centralised, collaborative, replicable, and based on consensus. In contrast, the information used by stakeholders to set values tends to be dispersed, temporary, local and dependent on existing practices and institutions (link)."

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