The services provided by marine ecosystems: Economic assessments and their usages

Harold Levrel, Pedro Cabral, Océane Marcone, Rémi Mongruel

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Abstract

The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MEA) is distinguished into the following four categories of ecosystem services: provisioning services, regulating services, cultural services, and supporting services. Different international organizations therefore promote the use of economic evaluations of ecosystem services. A multi-criteria approach to the value of biodiversity and ecosystem services seems from this point best adapted to provide a broad range of indicators for ecosystem services based on ecological, economic or social information, which makes sense to a wide variety of actors. A recent study on the use of the monetary evaluation of ecosystem services lists three main types of possible use: decisive, technical or informative. The production of ecosystem services on land is today envisaged using a strong spatial specialization, including coastal and marine areas. Ecosystem management considers the intra- and interecosystem connections and aims to maintain their capacity to provide multiple services in the long term.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationValue and Economy of Marine Resources
PublisherWiley
Pages1-51
Number of pages51
ISBN (Electronic)9781119007791
ISBN (Print)9781848217065
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5 Dec 2014

Keywords

  • Economic evaluations
  • Marine ecosystem services
  • Millennium ecosystem assessment (MEA)
  • Monetary evaluation

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    Levrel, H., Cabral, P., Marcone, O., & Mongruel, R. (2014). The services provided by marine ecosystems: Economic assessments and their usages. In Value and Economy of Marine Resources (pp. 1-51). Wiley. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781119007791.ch1