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TitleValuing Ecosystem Services: Toward Better Environmental Decision-making
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Table of Contents
                            Cover Page
Title Page
Copyright 2005 by the National Academy of Sciences
Preface
Contents
	1 INTRODUCTION
	2 THE MEANING OF VALUE AND USE OF ECONOMIC VALUATION IN THE ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY DECISION-MAKING PROCESS
	3 AQUATIC AND RELATED TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS
	4 METHODS OF NONMARKET VALUATION
	5 TRANSLATING ECOSYSTEM FUNCTIONS TO THE VALUE OF ECOSYSTEM SERVICES: CASE STUDIES
	6 JUDGMENT, UNCERTAINTY, AND VALUATION
	7 ECOSYSTEM VALUATION: SYNTHESIS AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS
	APPENDIXES
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
1 INTRODUCTION
2 THE MEANING OF VALUE AND USE OF ECONOMIC VALUATION IN THE ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY DECISION-MAKING PROCESS
3 AQUATIC AND RELATED TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS
4 METHODS OF NONMARKET VALUATION
5 TRANSLATING ECOSYSTEM FUNCTIONS TO THE VALUE OF ECOSYSTEM SERVICES: CASE STUDIES
6 JUDGMENT, UNCERTAINTY, AND VALUATION
7 ECOSYSTEM VALUATION: SYNTHESIS AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS
APPENDIXES
A Summary of Related NRC Reports
B Household Production Function Models
C Production Function Models
D Committee and Staff Biographical Information
                        

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