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Monetary Valuation of Natural Predators for Biological Pest Control in Pear Production

Silvie Daniels, Nele Witters, Tim Beliën, Kristof Vrancken, Jaco Vangronsveld and Steven Van Passel

Ecological Economics, 2017, vol. 134, issue C, 160-173

Abstract: In spite of global actions, biodiversity is declining at an alarming rate. Despite the need for objectively comparable monetary standards to include biodiversity arguments in policymaking, research on the relationship between species diversity and its valuation from a societal perspective is still scarce.

Keywords: Monetary valuation; Ecological function; Biodiversity loss; Biological pest control; Ecological-economic modeling (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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