Spring 2006 Bio 295S.74 Ecosystem Services and Urban Ecology
This site holds information regarding an ecosystem services course I held once quite some time ago, but still holds useful links and papers. Another couple of sites are more up-to-date, my undergrad course site here and the web site of my new book, Constructed Climates: A Primer on Urban Environments, at www.ConstructedClimates.org.
Following is a collection of the most important papers I found that I think we should cover in class, or use as entry points to different topics. (3/2009: Actually, this list summarizes my thinking from Fall 2006/Spring 2007 when I first got into this topic. My urban trees site, linked above, holds more current ideas):
R.T. Carson, N.E. Flores, N.F. Meade. 2001. Contingent Valuation: Controversies and Evidence. Environmental and Resource Economics 19173-210.
Costanza, R, d'Arge, R., deGroot, R., Farber, S., Grasso, M., Hannon, B., Limburg, K., Naeem, S., O'Neill, RV., Paruelo, J., Raskin, RG., Sutton, P., van den Belt, M. 1997. The value of the world's ecosystem services and natural capital. Nature 387: 253-260.
Farber, S., R. Costanza, and M. Wilson. 2002. Economic and ecological concepts for valuing ecosystem
services. Ecological Economics 41:375-392.
Farber, S., et al. 2006. Linking Ecology and Economics for Ecosystem Management. Bioscience 56:117-129.
G.W. Harrison. 1992. Valuing public goods with the contingent valuation method: a critique of Kahneman and Knetsch. J. Env. Econ. and Manangement 23: 248-257.
M. Harcourt etal. 2003. The State of the Debate on the Environment and the Economy: Environmental Quality in Canadian Cities: the Federal Role. (National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy)
J.P. Kaye, P.M. Groffman, N.B. Grimm, L.A. Baker and R.V. Pouyat. 2006. A distinct urban biogeochemistry? TREE 21:192-199.
W.J. Sutherland etal. 2006. The identification of 100 ecological questions of high policy relevance in the UK. Journal of Applied Ecology 43: 617-627
SuttonCostanza2002.pdfP.C. Sutton, R. Costanza. 2002. Global estimates of market and non-market values derived
from nighttime satellite imagery, land cover, and ecosystem
service valuation. Ecological Economics 41: 509–527.
USDA 2006. Cooperating Across Boundaries: Partnerships to Conserve Open Space in Rural America. Forest Service FS-861.
P.M. Vitousek, P.R. Ehrlich, A.H. Ehrlich, P.A. Matson. 1986. Human Appropriation of the Products of Photosynthesis. BioScience 36: 368-373.
C.J. Walsh, A.H. Roy, J.W. Feminella, P.D. Cottingham, P.M. Groffman, R.P.Morgan. 2005. The urban stream syndrome: current knowledge and
the search for a cure. J. N. Am. Benthol. Soc. 24:706–723.
Other documents of potential interest:
M. Alberti, J.M. Marzluff, E. Shulenberger, G. Bradley, C. Ryan, and C. Zumbrunnen.
2003. Integrating Humans into Ecology: Opportunities and Challenges for Studying Urban Ecosystems. Bioscience 53:1169-1179.
G. Bingham, R. Bishop, M. Brody, D. Bromley, E. Clark, W. Cooper, R. Costanza, T. Hale, G. Hayden, S. Kellert et al., 1995. Issues in ecosystem valuation: improving information for decision making. Ecological Economics 14: 73-90.
R. Costanza, and H.E. Daly. 1992. Natural Capital and Sustainable Development. Conservation Biology 6: 37-46.
J. MacDonald, R. Hoppe, and D. Banker. 2006. Growing Farm Size and the Distribution of Farm Payments. USDA Economic Brief #6.
A. Flores, S.T.A. Pickett, W.C. Zipperer, R.V. Pouyat, R. Pirani. 1998. Adopting a modern ecological view of the metropolitan landscape: the case of a greenspace system for the New York City region. Landscape and Urban Planning 39:295-308.
N.J. Georgi and K. Zafiriadis. 2006. The impact of park trees on microclimate in urban areas. Urban Ecosystems 9:195-209
K. Wilkie and R. Roach. 2004. Green Among the Concrete: The Benefits of Urban Natural Capital. Canada West Foundation.
J.M. Grove, A.R. Troy, J.P.M. O'Neil-Dunne, W.R. Burch Jr., M.L. Cadenasso, and S.T.A. Pickett. 2006. Characterization of Households and its Implications for the Vegetation of Urban Ecosystems. Ecosystems 9: 578-597.
J.P. KAYE, R.L. MCCULLEY and I.C. BURKE 2005. Carbon fluxes, nitrogen cycling, and soil microbial communities in adjacent urban, native and agricultural ecosystems. Global Change Biology 11: 575-587.
D. Pearce. 1994. Valuing the environment:
Past practice, future prospect. CSERGE Working Paper PA 94-02.
W.E. Rees. 1998. How should a parasite value its host? Ecological Economics 25: 49–52