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Designing an integrated knowledge base to support ecosystem services valuation

Ferdinando Villa, Matthew A. Wilson, Rudolf de Groot, Steven Farber, Robert Costanza, Roelof M.J. Boumans
2002 Ecological Economics  
Process-based dynamic models and valuation methods can be run by end users either through a web-based simulation engine or on their own computers by means of open-source software.  ...  ; (4) a collaborative tool for institutions involved in different aspects of ecosystem service valuation; and (5) a prototype for linking databases and dynamic models.  ...  The ESD project is funded by the US National Science Foundation, award 9982938 'A Web-Accessible Knowledge Base for the Integrated Analysis and Valuation of Ecosystem Services'.  ... 
doi:10.1016/s0921-8009(02)00093-9 fatcat:s7b4hsiznjgkzpo6cjlh2kwmsm

A comparative assessment of decision-support tools for ecosystem services quantification and valuation

Kenneth J. Bagstad, Darius J. Semmens, Sissel Waage, Robert Winthrop
2013 Ecosystem Services  
To enter widespread use, ecosystem service assessments need to be quantifiable, replicable, credible, flexible, and affordable.  ...  Jim Boyd, Frank Casey, Billy Gascoigne, and Lynne Koontz provided guidance on ecosystem services valuation and reviewed project documents.  ...  Finally, we included three valuation databases that include functionality for users to construct valuation portfoliosthe Natural Assets Information System (NAIS), Ecosystem Valuation Toolkit, and Benefit  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.ecoser.2013.07.004 fatcat:dh6g2uhcc5g3bovkmvhh6qel4e

Run-Time Checking of Dynamic Properties

Oleg Sokolsky, Usa Sammapun, Insup Lee, Jesung Kim
2006 Electronical Notes in Theoretical Computer Science  
One kind contains the usual first-order quantifiers that provide for replication of properties for dynamically created and destroyed objects in the system.  ...  We consider a first-order property specification language for run-time monitoring of dynamic systems.  ...  We wish to thank Mohammed Amduka and Michael Junod from the Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Lab for insightful discussions of the system requirements.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.entcs.2006.02.006 fatcat:ny55ezfw5jbyte4moso55lqoyu

Conceptualizing an Environmental Software Modeling Framework for Sustainable Management Using UML

P. A. Khaiter, School of Information Technology, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, York University, Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3, Canada, M.G. Erechtchoukova, School of Information Technology, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, York University, Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3, Canada
2018 Journal of Environmental Informatics  
In order to deal with said complexity, a sophisticated information system has to be available to the stakeholders of environmental sustainability.  ...  A practical utilization of this interpretation of sustainability requires a mechanism whereby all the goods and services provided by ecosystems are adequately quantified, valuated and incorporated in the  ...  Structure diagrams show the static structure of elements in the information system. Behaviour diagrams describe their dynamic properties.  ... 
doi:10.3808/jei.201800400 fatcat:ciwr64anxfcsnd3lqqi7t32rja

Information Physics: The New Frontier [article]

Kevin H. Knuth
2010 arXiv   pre-print
Information physics, which is based on understanding the ways in which we both quantify and process information about the world around us, is a fundamentally new approach to science.  ...  I will introduce this new way of thinking by demonstrating how one can quantify partially-ordered sets and, in the process, derive physical laws.  ...  This work was supported in part by the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Computing and Information of the University at Albany (SUNY).  ... 
arXiv:1009.5161v1 fatcat:heq6j7hfljaehpkual5mchxbqu

Five challenges to reconcile agricultural land use and forest ecosystem services in Southeast Asia

L.R. Carrasco, S.K. Papworth, J. Reed, W.S. Symes, A. Ickowitz, T. Clements, K.S.-H. Peh, T. Sunderland
2016 Conservation Biology  
This reconciliation requires recognition of the trade-offs 20 between competing land-use values and the subsequent incorporation of this information into 21 policy making.  ...  31 techniques, quantifying links between forests and well-being that go beyond economic values, 32 understanding factors that prevent the incorporation of ES into markets, regulations and 33 environmental  ...  and geographic information systems (GIS) skills.  ... 
doi:10.1111/cobi.12786 pmid:27341652 fatcat:auodktnjkrei5c74cgjcivsnwi


2000 The Engineering Economist  
These drivers lead to an opportunity for companies to collect and use information to identify changes that will affect their manufacturing systems.  ...  The manufacturing environment is becoming increasingly dynamic with upsurges in electronic-commerce, supply chain management, forecasting, and procurement and resource planning.  ...  The risk attitude of the particular decision maker is thus quantified through his or her subjective utility function.  ... 
doi:10.1080/00137910008967551 fatcat:zivhlaufofatbhm2dueoi2in6y


Bogdan-Radu Herzog
2019 Perspectives of Law and Public Administration  
The paper proposes a new approach to the valuation of the efficiency of a national economy by using the corrected net asset method (ANC) recommended by the international valuation standards.  ...  It is not the objective of this study to enter into the details needed to propose in extenso a new national accounting system.  ...  The American victory in the Cold War was primarily an informational one, and the adoption of the capitalist system and the "privatization" of the assets of Eastern European countries was achieved without  ... 
doaj:0bb68359cc704d8f99a533ccf90d8096 fatcat:qrzlh7ueebcgfhimn7anqhtxwi

Valuing ecosystem services on the basis of service-providing units: A potential approach to address the 'endpoint problem' and improve stated preference methods

Areti Kontogianni, Gary W. Luck, Michalis Skourtos
2010 Ecological Economics  
We argue that the concept enhances interdisciplinary collaboration, promoting more validated, well-informed valuation applications.  ...  It also has the potential to minimize 'warm glow effects' and put the notion of marginal changes in the provision of ecosystem services in a new light.  ...  Acknowledgements This work was supported by the RUBICODE Coordination Action Project (Rationalising Biodiversity Conservation in Dynamic Ecosystems, funded under the Sixth Framework Programme  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.ecolecon.2010.02.019 fatcat:s4ysbkcjnff6dj6hvfkvy7ozya

Valuing ecosystem benefits in a dynamic world

S Cornell
2010 Climate Research (CR)  
Some organisations have already entered into these meta-debates; examples are the joint Environment Agency/Quantifying and Understanding the Earth System  ...  New challenges arise because values (determined in the past) are applied to a changing and already resource-depleted world.  ...  This work was supported by the UK Natural Environment Research Council through QUEST (Quantifying and Understanding the Earth System), and by NERC's directed programme for Earth System Science, and it  ... 
doi:10.3354/cr00843 fatcat:bag2zgycybfptm4fnrne44vqwq

Data science and AI in FinTech: An overview [article]

Longbing Cao, Qiang Yang, Philip S. Yu
2021 arXiv   pre-print
Smart FinTech is the new-generation FinTech, largely inspired and empowered by data science and new-generation AI and (DSAI) techniques.  ...  Smart FinTech synthesizes broad DSAI and transforms finance and economies to drive intelligent, automated, whole-of-business and personalized economic and financial businesses, services and systems.  ...  They are used in quantifying EcoFin businesses, e.g., formulating pricing and valuation models; quantifying the financial variables describing businesses; developing quality and performance evaluation  ... 
arXiv:2007.12681v2 fatcat:jntzuwaktjg2hmmjypi5lvyht4

Functional complexity: The source of value in biodiversity

Keith D. Farnsworth, Olga Lyashevska, Tak Fung
2012 Ecological Complexity : An International Journal on Biocomplexity in the Environment and Theoretical Ecology  
Thus we seek to isolate and quantify only the effective information content of the system.  ...  Biodiversity indices would quantify the information yield, but crucially, this meant information about the system, or a sample of it, not the information embodied within the system.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.ecocom.2012.02.001 fatcat:n6ptizw5r5ck7pftcvzcfjgv6m

Invisible formal methods for embedded control systems

A. Tiwari, N. Shankar, J. Rushby
2003 Proceedings of the IEEE  
Index Terms-Hybrid dynamical systems, Inductive invariants, Abstraction.  ...  These systems are modeled using a hybrid automaton formalism, which is obtained by combining the discrete transition system formalism with continuous dynamical systems.  ...  A hybrid dynamical system evolves in time via different trajectories through its state space.  ... 
doi:10.1109/jproc.2002.805818 fatcat:g4bd5tlm5femvcvi7vooz7srnu

Charting progress towards system-scale ecosystem service valuation in islands

2018 Environmental Conservation  
ABSTRACTUsing islands as a model system, this paper seeks to understand how ecosystem service valuation (ESV) has and can move from a monetized, single-service paradigm to an integrated valuation paradigm  ...  We complement the review with three cases where this evolution is happening, thereby offering insights into successful means of translating ESV into information useful for island system-scale management  ...  One manner of conveying the importance of nature to society is through ecosystem service valuation (ESV).  ... 
doi:10.1017/s0376892918000140 fatcat:jw7f6pwurvawng2y4hvmx44ehu

Complex systems and valuation

Karin E Limburg, Robert V O'Neill, Robert Costanza, Stephen Farber
2002 Ecological Economics  
We focus here on economic systems because these are currently the major arenas where environmental valuation is debated and quantified. 0921-8009/02/$ -see front matter  ...  . 2 Of course, economic systems are subsystems of human social systems, which in turn bring structure through norms, institutions, and beliefs.  ...  Acknowledgements This work was conducted as part of the Working Group on the Value of the World's Ecosystem Services and Natural Capital; Toward a Dynamic, Integrated Approach supported by the National  ... 
doi:10.1016/s0921-8009(02)00090-3 fatcat:g24fhgvqyramnbsakvkqjx4uzq
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