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Biogeochemistry of Human wellbeing. Understanding Ecosystem Functiong, Ecosystem Services, and Biogeochemical processes.

The Biogeochemistry of Human wellbeing. Understanding Ecosystem Functiong, Ecosystem Services, and Biogeochemical processes.

Ecological Complexity and the Management of Common Property Resources

Many community-based conservation programs are designed without carefully considering goals, community capacities, and the ecology of the common property resource. This LTC Brief outlines factors that can improve common property management.

Ecosystem Services: A Primer for Biodiversity Conservation

Ecosystem services: A Primer for Biodiversity Conservation - Why development success depends on the conservation of plant, animal, and microbial diversity and the services they provide. This primer is designed to help clarify what ecosystem services are, what is meant…

Getting the science right when paying for nature's services

Getting the science right when paying for nature's services

Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) mechanisms leverage economic and social incentives to shape how people influence natural processes and achieve conservation and sustainability goals. Beneficiaries of nature’s goods and services pay owners or stewards of ecosystems that produce those services,…

Participatory Wildlife and Natural Resource Assessment with Herder Communities in Eastern Mongolia

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) strives to support the sustainable management of natural resources and conserve wildlife by further developing natural resource stewardship in community-managed areas on the grasslands of Mongolia’s Eastern Steppe. To achieve this goal, the WCS Mongolia…

The Ecological and Economic Impact of Siberian Marmots in the Eastern Steppe of Mongolia

This report reviews available literature to determine the ecological functions of marmots on the steppe, their economic value, and an exploration of how changing marmot populations would be expected to affect ecosystem services and local livelihoods.

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