Ecosystem services as a contested concept: a synthesis of critique and counter-arguments

The ecosystem services concept emphasises the multiple benefits of ecosystems to humans, and its use can facilitate collaboration. Although the concept has gained considerable interest, it is increasingly contested and encounters objections. The authors of Ecosystem services as a contested concept: a synthesis of critique and counter-arguments describe and reflect on seven critiques on the concept, summarise counter-arguments, and propose a way forward.

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