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Title: Ecosystem services

Author: Patterson, Trista;

Date: 2014

Source: PSW-GTR-247. Albany, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station: 543-568. Chap. 9.2

Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)

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Description: Since its inception, the ecosystem service approach has stimulated interest from numerous planning, management, and partnership perspectives. To date, however, research that quantifies ecosystem services in the study area (in the form of explicit ecosystem service studies) has been limited. This chapter reviews and synthesizes the concept of ecosystem services, focusing on information to assist forest planners and managers in framing and describing concerns and tradeoffs in social, ecological, and economic values. It does not repeat information about specific ecosystem services that is found throughout the full synthesis document; rather, it provides examples of how the term “ecosystem services” may be used and understood in different ways by different people.

Keywords: ecological restoration, socioecological systems, ecosystem resilience, forest planning, fire management, altered fire regimes, wildfire, climate change, anthropogenic disturbance, invasive species, water resources, species of conservation concern, California

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Patterson, T. 2014. Ecosystem services. In: Long, J.W.; Quinn-Davidson, L.; Skinner, C.N., eds. Science synthesis to support socioecological resilience in the Sierra Nevada and southern Cascade Range. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-247. Albany, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station: 543-568. Chap. 9.2.

 


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