Setting the Bar: Standards for Ecosystem Services

Short Description

Changing management policy is a long-term commitment, and there are many challenges specific to integrating ecosystems services into management and decision-making practice. These challenges include lack of standards for terminology, data, methods, and reporting. Adopting standards for ecosystems services is dependent on context, and will be most quickly achieved by working with standard-setting organizations to not only set the standards, but integrate the knowledge into public and private information stores. This paper explores how setting and disseminating ecosystem service standards may be accomplished.

Suggested Citation

Stephen Polasky et al., Setting the bar: Standards for ecosystem services