Taylor Ricketts, World Wildlife Fund
Putting ecosystem services on the map
Natural ecosystems support human livelihoods and economies in numerous ways. These ecosystem services include carbon storage by forests, water regulation and purification by terrestrial systems, and crop pollination by wild bees. Recent syntheses, such as the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment and TEEB, have brought widespread attention to this powerful and intuitive concept.
Wilson 128, UNC-Chapel Hill