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Title: Measures of the Effects of Agricultural Practices on Ecosystem Services

Abstract

Agriculture produces more than just crops. Agricultural practices have environmental impacts that affect a wide range of ecosystem services, including water quality, pollination, nutrient cycling, soil retention, carbon sequestration, and biodiversity conservation. In turn, ecosystem services affect agricultural productivity. Understanding the contribution of various agricultural practices to the range of ecosystem services would help inform choices about the most beneficial agricultural practices. To accomplish this, however, we must overcome a big challenge in measuring the impact of alternative agricultural practices on ecosystem services and of ecosystem services on agricultural production.

Authors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. ORNL
  2. University of Minnesota, St Paul
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
Work for Others (WFO)
OSTI Identifier:
932029
DOE Contract Number:
DE-AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Ecological Economics; Journal Volume: 64
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; AGRICULTURE; CARBON SEQUESTRATION; CROPS; ECOSYSTEMS; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS; NUTRIENTS; PRODUCTION; PRODUCTIVITY; RETENTION; SOILS; SPECIES DIVERSITY; WATER QUALITY; agriculture; chemical; erosion; land use; ecosystem services

Citation Formats

Dale, Virginia H, and Polasky, Stephen. Measures of the Effects of Agricultural Practices on Ecosystem Services. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1016/j.ecolecon.2007.05.009.
Dale, Virginia H, & Polasky, Stephen. Measures of the Effects of Agricultural Practices on Ecosystem Services. United States. doi:10.1016/j.ecolecon.2007.05.009.
Dale, Virginia H, and Polasky, Stephen. Mon . "Measures of the Effects of Agricultural Practices on Ecosystem Services". United States. doi:10.1016/j.ecolecon.2007.05.009.
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abstractNote = {Agriculture produces more than just crops. Agricultural practices have environmental impacts that affect a wide range of ecosystem services, including water quality, pollination, nutrient cycling, soil retention, carbon sequestration, and biodiversity conservation. In turn, ecosystem services affect agricultural productivity. Understanding the contribution of various agricultural practices to the range of ecosystem services would help inform choices about the most beneficial agricultural practices. To accomplish this, however, we must overcome a big challenge in measuring the impact of alternative agricultural practices on ecosystem services and of ecosystem services on agricultural production.},
doi = {10.1016/j.ecolecon.2007.05.009},
journal = {Ecological Economics},
number = ,
volume = 64,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2007},
month = {Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2007}
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