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About this book
About this book
Provides an integrated, interdisciplinary methodological approach for evaluating market opportunities for watershed services, carbon sequestration, and biodiversity protection. Using the Panama Canal Watershed as a case study example, this probing resource addresses the main questions often asked about the various practical aspects of the emerging markets for ecosystem services, including quantifying value, payment structure, and equitable distribution of benefits.
Foreword (Mirei Herrera) INTRODUCTION Emerging Markets for Ecosystem Services: Setting the Context (Shimon Anisfeld) SECTION 1: CARBON CARBON SUPPLY Carbon in Terrestrial Systems: A Review of the Science with Specific Reference to Central American Ecotypes and Locations (Jesse Muir Grossman) Improving the Supply of Carbon Sequestration Services in Panama (Michael Lichtenfeld) CARBON DEMAND An Assessment of Existing Demand for Carbon Sequestration Services (Sandra Lauterbach) Policy Alternatives to Increase the Demand for Forest-Based Carbon Sequestration (Alexander Hovani and Mike Fotos) SECTION 2: WATER WATER SUPPLY Existing Supply of Watershed Services in the Panama Canal Watershed (Krista Anderson) Policy Alternatives for Improving Markets for Water Quality and Quantity in the Panama Canal Watershed (Michelle Lichtenfels) WATER DEMAND Assessment of Existing Demand of Watershed Services in the Panama Canal Watershed (Mike Fotos, Fuphan Chou, and Quint Newcomer) Policy Alternatives to Improve Demand for Water-Related Ecosystem Services in the Panama Canal Watershed (Mike Fotos, Quint Newcomer, and Radha Kuppalli) SECTION 3: BIODIVERSITY Can Bioprospecting Save Itself At the Vanguard of Bioprospecting's Second Wave (Patrick Burtis) Sustainable Tourism: Sustaining Biodiversity (Catherine Schloegel) The Dynamics of Conservation Financing: A Window into the Panamanian Market for Biodiversity Existence Value (Steven Wallander) Markets for Biodiversity: Certified Forest Products in Panama (Yuko Miyata) SECTION 4: INTEGRATED ASSESSMENTS Existing Markets for Ecosystem Services in the Panama Canal Watershed (Steven Wallander, Sandra Lauterbach, Krista Anderson, Fuphan Chou, Jesse Muir Grossman, and Catherine Schloegel) Improving Markets for Ecosystem Services (Michelle Lichtenfels, Patrick Burtis, Alexander Hovani, Radha Kuppalli, Michael Lichtenfeld, and Yuko Miyata) CONCLUSION Emerging Markets for Ecosystem Services: What Did We Learn (Bradford S. Gentry) Index Reference Notes Included