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Ecosystem service tradeoff between grazing intensity and other services - A case study in Karei-Deshe experimental cattle range in northern Israel

Itai Divinsky, Nir Becker () and Bar (Kutiel), Pua

Ecosystem Services, 2017, vol. 24, issue C, 16-27

Abstract: Grasslands cover around 25% of the earth's land surface and provide many essential Ecosystem Services (ES) to human well-being. Changes in grazing intensity have led to changes in biodiversity and ecosystem functioning, resulting in loss of some of these ES. This emphasizes the need for grassland management schemes that aim to maximize economic returns from grasslands while maintaining ecosystem functioning, but tools to assess the tradeoffs between economic benefits and Ecosystem Services are, for the most part, lacking.

Keywords: Biodiversity; Grazing management; Non-market valuation; Tradeoff; Efficiency frontier; Ecosystem services (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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