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Restoring natural capital : science, business, and practice / edited by James Aronson, Suzanne J. Milton, and James N. Blignaut ; foreword by Peter Raven.

Contributor(s): Aronson, James, 1953- | Milton, Suzanne J. (Suzanne Jane), 1952- | Blignaut, J. N | Society for Ecological Restoration InternationalMaterial type: TextTextSeries: Science and practice of ecological restorationPublication details: Washington : [Tucson, Ariz.] : Island Press ; Society for Ecological Restoration International, ©2007. Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 384 pages) : illustrations, mapsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781435651807; 1435651804; 9781597267793; 1597267791Subject(s): Collana CEEP. Sezione I, Politica economica | Capital humano | Capital humano | Collana CEEP. Politica economica | Restoration ecology | Economic policy | Natural resources -- Management | Sustainable development | Human capital | NATURE -- Natural Resources | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Environmental Economics | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Green Business | Economic policy | Human capital | Natural resources -- Management | Restoration ecology | Sustainable developmentGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Restoring natural capital.DDC classification: 333.71/53 LOC classification: QH541.15.R45 | R558 2007Online resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
Restoring natural capital : definition and rationale / James Aronson, Suzanne J. Milton and James N. Blignaut -- Restoring natural capital : a reflection on ethics / James N. Blignaut [and others] -- Restoring natural capital : an ecological economics assessment / Joshua Farley and Erica J. Brown Gaddis -- Restoring natural capital : a mainstream economic perspective / Eugenio Figueroa B. -- Assessing and restoring natural capital across scales : lessons from the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment / Richard B. Norgaard, Phoebe Barnard and Patrick Lavelle -- Assessing the loss of natural capital : a biodiversity intactness index / Reinette Biggs and Robert J. Scholes -- Setting appropriate restoration targets for changed ecosystems in the semi-arid Karoo, South Africa / W. Richard J. Dean and Chris J. Roche -- Targeting sustainable options for restoring natural capital in Madagascar / Louise Holloway -- Landscape function as a target for restoring natural capital in semi-arid Australia / David Tongway and John Ludwig -- Genetic integrity as a target for natural capital restoration : weighing the costs and benefits / Cathy Waters, Andrew G. Young and Jim Crosthwaite -- Restoring and maintaining natural capital in the Pacific Northwest, USA / Andrew Carey -- Restoring natural capital reconnects people to their natural heritage : Tiritiri Matangi Island, New Zealand / John Craig and Éva-Terézia Vesely -- Restoring forage grass to support the pastoral economy of arid Patagonia / Martín R. Aguiar and Marcela E. Román -- A community approach to restore natural capital : the Wildwood Project, Scotland / William McGhee -- An adaptive co-management approach to restoring natural capital in communal areas of South Africa / Christo Fabricius and Georgina Cundill -- Participatory use of traditional ecological knowledge for restoring natural capital in agro-ecosystems of rural India / P.S. Ramakrishnan -- Overcoming obstacles to restoring natural capital : large-scale restoration on the Sacramento River / Suzanne M. Langridge, Mark Buckley and Karen D. Holl -- An approach to quantify the economic value of restoring natural capital restoration : a case from South Africa / James N. Blignaut and Christina E. Loxton -- Capturing the economic benefits from restoring natural capital in transformed tropical forests / Kirsten Schuyt [and others] -- Restoring natural forests to make medicinal bark harvesting sustainable in South Africa / Coert J. Geldenhuys -- Assessing costs, benefits and feasibility of restoring natural capital in subtropical thicket in South Africa / Anthony J. Mills [and others] -- Costs and benefits of restoring natural capital following alien plant invasions in fynbos ecosystems in South Africa / Patricia M. Holmes, David M. Richardson and Christo Marais -- Return of natural, social and financial capital to the hole left by mining / J. Deon van Eeden, Roy A. Lubke and Pippa Haarhoff -- Protecting and restoring natural capital in New York City's watersheds to safeguard water / Christopher Elliman and Nathan Berry -- Making the restoration of natural capital profitable on private land : koa forestry on Hawaii Island / Liba Pejchar, Joshua H. Goldstein and Gretchen C. Daily -- Valuing natural capital and the costs and benefits of restoration / William E. Rees [and others] -- A decision analysis framework for proposal evaluation of natural capital restoration / Mike D. Young [and others] -- Overcoming physical and biological obstacles to restoring natural capital / Karen D. Holl, Liba Pejchar and Steve G. Whisenant -- Overcoming socio-economic obstacles to restore natural capital / Christo Marais [and others] -- Overcoming obstacles at a global scale to restore natural capital / Robert J. Scholes [and others] -- Managing our global footprint through restoration of natural capital at a global scale / Joshua Farley [and others] -- Making restoration work : financial mechanisms / Rudolf de Groot [and others] -- Making restoration work : non-monetary mechanisms / William McGhee [and others] -- Mainstreaming the restoration of natural capital : a conceptual and operational framework / Richard M. Cowling, Shirley M. Pierce and Ayanda Sigwela -- Restoring toward a better future / Suzanne J. Milton, James Aronson and James N. Blignaut.
Action note: digitized 2010 committed to preserveSummary: Restoring Natural Capital brings together economists and ecologists, theoreticians, practitioners, policy makers, and scientists from the developed and developing worlds to consider the costs and benefits of repairing ecosystem goods and services in natural and socioecological systems. It examines the business and practice of restoring natural capital, and seeks to establish common ground between economists and ecologists with respect to the restoration of degraded ecosystems and landscapes and the still broader task of restoring natural capital.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-363) and index.

Restoring natural capital : definition and rationale / James Aronson, Suzanne J. Milton and James N. Blignaut -- Restoring natural capital : a reflection on ethics / James N. Blignaut [and others] -- Restoring natural capital : an ecological economics assessment / Joshua Farley and Erica J. Brown Gaddis -- Restoring natural capital : a mainstream economic perspective / Eugenio Figueroa B. -- Assessing and restoring natural capital across scales : lessons from the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment / Richard B. Norgaard, Phoebe Barnard and Patrick Lavelle -- Assessing the loss of natural capital : a biodiversity intactness index / Reinette Biggs and Robert J. Scholes -- Setting appropriate restoration targets for changed ecosystems in the semi-arid Karoo, South Africa / W. Richard J. Dean and Chris J. Roche -- Targeting sustainable options for restoring natural capital in Madagascar / Louise Holloway -- Landscape function as a target for restoring natural capital in semi-arid Australia / David Tongway and John Ludwig -- Genetic integrity as a target for natural capital restoration : weighing the costs and benefits / Cathy Waters, Andrew G. Young and Jim Crosthwaite -- Restoring and maintaining natural capital in the Pacific Northwest, USA / Andrew Carey -- Restoring natural capital reconnects people to their natural heritage : Tiritiri Matangi Island, New Zealand / John Craig and Éva-Terézia Vesely -- Restoring forage grass to support the pastoral economy of arid Patagonia / Martín R. Aguiar and Marcela E. Román -- A community approach to restore natural capital : the Wildwood Project, Scotland / William McGhee -- An adaptive co-management approach to restoring natural capital in communal areas of South Africa / Christo Fabricius and Georgina Cundill -- Participatory use of traditional ecological knowledge for restoring natural capital in agro-ecosystems of rural India / P.S. Ramakrishnan -- Overcoming obstacles to restoring natural capital : large-scale restoration on the Sacramento River / Suzanne M. Langridge, Mark Buckley and Karen D. Holl -- An approach to quantify the economic value of restoring natural capital restoration : a case from South Africa / James N. Blignaut and Christina E. Loxton -- Capturing the economic benefits from restoring natural capital in transformed tropical forests / Kirsten Schuyt [and others] -- Restoring natural forests to make medicinal bark harvesting sustainable in South Africa / Coert J. Geldenhuys -- Assessing costs, benefits and feasibility of restoring natural capital in subtropical thicket in South Africa / Anthony J. Mills [and others] -- Costs and benefits of restoring natural capital following alien plant invasions in fynbos ecosystems in South Africa / Patricia M. Holmes, David M. Richardson and Christo Marais -- Return of natural, social and financial capital to the hole left by mining / J. Deon van Eeden, Roy A. Lubke and Pippa Haarhoff -- Protecting and restoring natural capital in New York City's watersheds to safeguard water / Christopher Elliman and Nathan Berry -- Making the restoration of natural capital profitable on private land : koa forestry on Hawaii Island / Liba Pejchar, Joshua H. Goldstein and Gretchen C. Daily -- Valuing natural capital and the costs and benefits of restoration / William E. Rees [and others] -- A decision analysis framework for proposal evaluation of natural capital restoration / Mike D. Young [and others] -- Overcoming physical and biological obstacles to restoring natural capital / Karen D. Holl, Liba Pejchar and Steve G. Whisenant -- Overcoming socio-economic obstacles to restore natural capital / Christo Marais [and others] -- Overcoming obstacles at a global scale to restore natural capital / Robert J. Scholes [and others] -- Managing our global footprint through restoration of natural capital at a global scale / Joshua Farley [and others] -- Making restoration work : financial mechanisms / Rudolf de Groot [and others] -- Making restoration work : non-monetary mechanisms / William McGhee [and others] -- Mainstreaming the restoration of natural capital : a conceptual and operational framework / Richard M. Cowling, Shirley M. Pierce and Ayanda Sigwela -- Restoring toward a better future / Suzanne J. Milton, James Aronson and James N. Blignaut.

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Restoring Natural Capital brings together economists and ecologists, theoreticians, practitioners, policy makers, and scientists from the developed and developing worlds to consider the costs and benefits of repairing ecosystem goods and services in natural and socioecological systems. It examines the business and practice of restoring natural capital, and seeks to establish common ground between economists and ecologists with respect to the restoration of degraded ecosystems and landscapes and the still broader task of restoring natural capital.

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