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Option Value, Substitutable Species, and Ecosystem Services

Persson, Erik (2016). Option Value, Substitutable Species, and Ecosystem Services. Environmental Ethics. 38 :2 , 165-181
[Research article]

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.5840/enviroethics201638214


The concept of ecosystem services is a way of visualizing the instrumental value that nature has for human beings. Most ecosystem services can be performed by more than one species. This fact is sometimes used as an argument against the preservation of species. However, even though substitutability does detract from the instrumental value of a species, it also adds option value to it. The option value cannot make a substitutable species as instrumentally. valuable as a non-substitutable species, but in many cases, it can add enough value to make the species more valuable than the projects that threaten its existence.

Authors/Creators:Persson, Erik
Title:Option Value, Substitutable Species, and Ecosystem Services
Series Name/Journal:Environmental Ethics
Year of publishing :2016
Page range:165-181
Number of Pages:17
Publisher:Center for Environmental Philosophy
Publication Type:Research article
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Accepted version
Full Text Status:Public
Agris subject categories.:X Agricola extesions > X80 Social sciences, humanities and education
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 6 Humanities > 603 Philosophy, Ethics and Religion > Ethics
Keywords:ecosystem services, philosophy
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Web of Science (WoS)000400951700004
ID Code:14591
Faculty:LTV - Fakulteten för landskapsarkitektur, trädgårds- och växtproduktionsvetenskap
Department:(LTJ, LTV) > Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management (from 130101)
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Deposited On:16 Oct 2017 13:02
Metadata Last Modified:26 Aug 2020 22:44

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