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Ecosystem services or services to ecosystems? Valuing cultivation and reciprocal relationships between humans and ecosystems

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The concept of Ecosystem Services (ES), widely understood as the “benefits that humans receive from the natural functioning of healthy ecosystems” (Jeffers et al., 2015), depicts a one-way flow of services from ecosystems to people. We argue that this conceptualisation is overly simplistic and largely inaccurate, neglecting the reality that humans often contribute to the maintenance and enhancement of ecosystems, as often evidenced (but not exclusively) in many traditional and Indigenous soci...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2015.07.007

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
SOGE
Sub department:
Environmental Change Institute
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
SOGE
Sub department:
Environmental Change Institute
Role:
Author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
SOGE
Sub department:
Environmental Change Institute
Role:
Author
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Thornton, TF
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PNW 13-JV-11261935-096
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Funding agency for:
Thornton, TF
Grant:
PNW 13-JV-11261935-096
Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Global Environmental Change Journal website
Volume:
34
Pages:
247-262
Publication date:
2015-09-08
Acceptance date:
2015-07-13
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ISSN:
0959-3780
Source identifiers:
541436
Language:
English
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2015-11-12

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