Forests as Natural Capital: Parallels, Problems and Implications

dc.contributor.authorBradley, Dennis P.en_US
dc.contributor.authorXu, Zhien_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-07-31T15:12:29Z
dc.date.available2009-07-31T15:12:29Z
dc.date.issued1994en_US
dc.date.submitted2008-03-10en_US
dc.date.submitted2008-03-10en_US
dc.description.abstract"Beginning with a brief discussion of capital as an integrating concept, we: (1) consider the nature of forest ecosystems with complex features that have been inadequately recognized in the past; (2) highlight some problems in the treatment of ecosystems by neoclassical and environmental economics, (3) review key economic concepts of capital that raise special difficulties when applied to ecosystems, (4) describe several other problems with treating ecosystems as capital that arise from their thermodynamic and emergent characteristics, (5) consider the bases of capital valuation, both those rooted in economics and in broader features of social relations; (6) highlight problems with ecosystem depreciation and its re-capitalization; and finally (7) outline the implications of the above for an accounting framework that may yield a more realistic picture of ecosystem integrity for economic and social purposes."en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10535/4078
dc.publisher.workingpaperseriesSocial and Economics Dimensions of Ecosystem Management, Forest Service, USDA, North Central Forest Experiment Station, St. Paul, MNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesRWU-4803en_US
dc.subjectforestryen_US
dc.subject.sectorForestryen_US
dc.submitter.emailrshivakoti@yahoo.comen_US
dc.titleForests as Natural Capital: Parallels, Problems and Implicationsen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US

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