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Aug 21st 2017

Ecosystem services are a way of thinking about – and evaluating – the goods and services provided by nature that contribute to the well-being of humans. This MOOC will cover scientific (technical), economic, and socio-political dimensions of the concept through a mix of theory, case-studies, interviews with specialists and a serious-game.

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Feb 6th 2017

Differences in values can create conflict. How can we learn to manage our natural resources with integrity? This course explores three basic principles when considering ecosystem services: 1. The nature of values 2. Coasian bargaining 3. The precautionary principle.

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Oct 15th 2014

People depend on nature to sustain and fulfill human life, yet the values of nature are typically ignored in decisions. Mapping and modeling ecosystem services can help highlight the diverse benefits provided to people by nature (what and where) and explore how those benefits might change under different management options--thus bringing information about nature’s values into decisions in practical ways.

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