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Managing for Urban Ecosystem Services: The Yongding River Ecological Corridor

Abstract Sustainability requires developing the capacity to manage difficult tradeoffs to advance human livelihoods now and in the future. Decision-makers are recognizing the ecosystem services approach as a useful framework for evaluating tradeoffs associated with environmental change to advance decision-making towards holistic solutions. In this dissertation I conduct an ecosystem services assessment on the Yongding River Ecological Corridor in Beijing, China. I developed a `10-step approach' to evaluate multiple ecosystem services for public policy. I use the 10-step approach to evaluate five ecosystem services for management from the Yongding Corridor. The Beijing government created lakes and wetlands for five services (human benefits): (1) ... (more)
Created Date 2014
Contributor Wong, Christina P. (Author) / Kinzig, Ann P (Advisor) / Lee, Kai N (Committee member) / Muneepeerakul, Rachata (Committee member) / Ouyang, Zhiyun (Committee member) / Vivoni, Enrique (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Environmental science / Ecology / Environmental management / Ecosystem Services / Environmental Policy / Sustainability
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 420 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Sustainability 2014
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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