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Reframing the value of nature: biological value and institutional homeostasis

A publication, forthcoming in Environmental Values Reframing the value of nature: biological value and institutional homeostasis Abstract The importance of the economic valuation of nature is frequently propagated by arguing that more and better economic valuation will avoid the undervaluation and thereby the degradation of nature. In the approach considered ‘economic’, the assumptions on rationality, […]

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Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

Abstract In the relationship between biodiversity and cultural ecosystem services, biodiversity enables the provision of “cultural ecosystem services” which are beneficial for human use and culture and its institutions provide a social lens through which ecosystem services are perceived and valued. The article explores the linkages between biodiversity and cultural ecosystem services by describing what […]

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