A book which I co-edited with Joachim von Braun. This volume presents new insights on marginality, i.e. the situation of people living on the edge of socio-economic and ecological systems.
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, […]
The need to address extreme poverty from the perspective of marginality arises from the frustration that the number of the poorest and hungry remains unacceptably high. This triggered the call for an innovative approach from the side of science and action.
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 […]