Pete Smith, Mike R. Ashmore, Helaina I. J. Black, Paul J. Burgess, Chris D. Evans, Timothy A. Quine, Amanda M. Thomson, Kevin Hicks and Harriet G. Orr REVIEW: The role of ecosystems and their management in regulating climate, and soil, water and air quality Journal of Applied Ecology 50
We conclude that although there are some good examples of integrated ecosystem management, some aspects of ecosystem management could be better coordinated to deliver multiple ecosystem services, and that an ecosystem services framework to assess co-benefits and trade-offs would help regulators, policy-makers and ecosystem managers to deliver more coherent ecosystem management strategies. In this way, an ecosystem services framework may improve the regulation of climate, and soil, water and air quality, even in the absence of economic valuation of the individual services.
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