The concept of ecosystem service assessment

What is my benefit from the meadow? This is the question we should ask if we look at the grassland from the anthropocentric or ecosystem services based perspective.

Even thought, grassland ecosystem provides humans with public goods (or services) that serves people existence (e.g. water, food, CO2 absorption, pollination), it is  difficult to understand the real value it creates since most of those goods are intangible. To deepen the understing of the concept of ecosystem services, see the presentation. You will find there also an example of ecosystem services’ assessment in Sigulda.


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