Beyond the Frontier – Ecosystems at Your Service
What do storm protection, pollination, and clean water have in common? They are but some of the many benefits provided by the environment (collectively referred to as “ecosystem services”) that – either directly or indirectly – improve human well-being. The February issue of Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment is a Special Issue dedicated entirely to discussing the role of ecosystem services in conservation and resource management. In the latest installment of Beyond the Frontier, listen to Peter Kareiva explain the importance of these services, describe how “value” may be assigned to them, and reveal what he would like President Obama to know about them.