Methodical aspects of soil ecosystem services valuation

Latawiec, Agnieszka E., Rodrigues, Aline, Korys, Katarzyna A. and Medeiros, Bruna (2022) Methodical aspects of soil ecosystem services valuation. Agricultural Engineering, 26. pp. 39-49. ISSN 2449-5999

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Abstract

Ecosystem Services Valuation is an important tool for dialogue in the decision-making process and to highlight the society’s dependence on the biosphere for well-being. Soil is the primary source of ecosystem services such as the production of food and regulating the climate, however the methodological alternatives for valuing soil ecosystem services remain poorly studied. The aim of this paper is to demonstrate methodical aspects of ecosystem services valuation, with the special attention to soil services within agricultural context. We introduce frameworks specific for soil ecosystem services. Then, we present a case study where soil ecosystem services were evaluated within agricultural context. We conclude that such valuation represents the newest trend in soil science wherein soil resources are treated in the wider context of impacts on human well-being.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: agricultural systems,biochar,frameworks,methods,agricultural and biological sciences (miscellaneous),environmental engineering,sdg 13 - climate action ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/1100/1101
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 06 May 2022 03:59
Last Modified: 24 May 2022 14:56
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/84910
DOI: 10.2478/agriceng-2022-0004

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