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Subtopic: Ecosystem Services 15 items found
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Blue Carbon: A Potentially Winning Climate Strategy
Protecting coastal mangrove forests may be a highly competitive, cost-effective approach for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, according to a recent study by experts from RFF and the University of California, Davis.
Green Infrastructure: Using Natural Landscapes for Flood Mitigation and Water Quality Improvements
At a recent First Wednesday Seminar, RFF experts explored the concept of green infrastructure and examined its potential role in flood mitigation and environmental services programs. Event video and slides are now available.
Measuring Conservation’s Return on Investment
As conservation organizations widen their goals to include human well-being, return on investment analysis is a promising tool for measuring the social and economic benefits of conservation. Jim Boyd explains in the latest edition of Resources magazine.
Conservation Return on Investment Analysis: Results, Methods, and New Directions
In a review of conservation return on investment (ROI) literature, RFF experts argue for broadening the application of ROI analysis methods to attain more effective ecological outcomes.
Coordinating Ecological and Economic Research: Introducing

In this Q&A, Director of RFF's Center for the Management of Ecological Wealth (CMEW) Jim Boyd explains how the center extends RFF’s work on natural resource, energy, and climate issues. Learn more about CMEW’s work here.

Shaping the Future of America’s Outdoor Resources
Press Release: A new RFF study delves into the status of America’s outdoor resources, the demand for recreation, and the financing of conservation, parks, and open space.
Linking Ecological Science and Economic Preferences
In a new RFF Discussion Paper, Senior Fellows James Boyd and Alan Krupnick examine a key conceptual issue central to effective interdisciplinary collaboration between economists and ecologists.
Adaptation to Climate Change: Preserving Freshwater
Severe drought, flooding, and other extreme weather events are inevitable in a changing climate. A new RFF Report finds this will require the introduction of regional plans to ensure adequate supplies of freshwater for household use, irrigation, fisheries, and recreation.
Climate Change and U.S. Agricultural Policy
More than most sectors, agriculture will feel the impacts of climate change. A new RFF report explores the role for public policy in helping U.S. farmers and ranchers as they develop practices to counter inevitable changes in temperature, rainfall, growing seasons, and soil conditions.
Managing Ecosystems: A Role for Science in Federal Policy
Shoring up the nation's ecological preserves will require more input from biophysics in government decisionmaking. An RFF First Wednesday Seminar examines prospects for drawing on science to restore and protect vital ecosystems. Video and audio available.
The Geography of Ecosystem Services
The information used to measure the conventional economy doesn’t capture the free public goods provided by natural systems, such as wetlands. RFF Senior Fellow Jim Boyd delves into this “missing economy of nature” and examines the essential role of geography in the study of ecosystem services.
Economics and Conservation in the Tropics
Economists and ecologists evaluate the role of economic analysis as a conservation tool in developing countries. Workshop papers available.
The Challenge of Biodiversity
RFF Fellow Juha Siikamäki discusses how economic analysis can help decisionmakers identify practical biodiversity conservation choices.
Ecosystem Services and Government Accountability: The Need for a New Way of Judging Nature's Value
Senior Fellow James Boyd and Fellow Spencer Banzhaf call for the development of a rigorous system to measure ecosystem benefits.
Valuation of Natural Resource Improvements in the Adirondacks
New York residents are willing to support measures to enhance and maintain the ecosystem of the Adirondack Mountains at a high level of quality, according to an RFF Report that surveyed households across the state.
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