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Department of Plant Sciences

Trade-offs between farming and nature

A new paper by Andrew Tanentzap in PLoS Biology provides a primer to the global challenge of reconciling forest conservation with food security and economic development.  The paper specifically provides an overview of how the economic valuation of ecosystem services can be used to choose sites for either land conservation or development, highlighting a new pantropical study by authors at the National University of Singapore.

Tanentzap AJ (2017) The costs of saving nature: Does it make “cents”? PLoS Biol 15(7): e2003292.