(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2012)

Document title

Ecosystem services – classification and different approaches at various levels of biosphere organisation - a literature review

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) Inst. of Geography and Spatial Organization, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa, POLOGNE


In the literature on the subject, evaluation of ecosystem services (ES) is regarded as a one of the important scientific problems of nature protection, environmental economics and ecology. ES are the benefits that people obtain from ecosystems. The concept of ecosystem services is generally defined as a set of products and functions of ecosystems that benefit society. This paper contains definitions of the most common concepts found in the literature, i.e. ecosystem services, the drivers behind these services, trade-offs and synergies, and interactions between different categories of services


Thematical fascicle

published at : Geographia polonica / ISSN 0016-7282 / CODEN GGPLAE

Editor : Państwowe Wydawnictwo Naukowe, Warszawa - POLOGNE (1964)

Millesime : 2012, vol. 85, no 2 [pp. 65-81]

Bibliographic references : 34 ref.

Collation : fig., tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 12059

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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.7163/GPol.2012.2.12

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