New publication: how to value biodiversity in environmental management?

A new publication by Mirka Laurila-Pant (University of Helsinki) and colleagues is now available. The authors have studied questions related to biodiversity conservation and how it has become on e of the important aims of environmental management. Evaluating the trade-offs of alternative management strategies requires quantitative estimates of the costs and benefits of their outcomes, including the value of biodiversity lost or preserved.

They propose in their paper a sequence of steps to follow when quantitatively evaluating environmental management against biodiversity. The work was partly funded by MIMIC and TOPCONS projects. Full text article can be downloaded from the link below:

Laurila-Pant, M., Lehikoinen, A., Uusitalo, L. & Venesjärvi, R. 2015: How to value biodiversity in environmental management? Ecological Indicators 55: 1-11.