Benefits of Ecological Engineering Practices

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Benefits of Ecological Engineering Practices. / Brüll, Anja; Bohemen, Hein van; Costanza, Robert; Mitsch, William J.

In: Procedia Environmental Sciences, Vol. 9, 2011, p. 16-20.

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Brüll, A, Bohemen, HV, Costanza, R & Mitsch, WJ 2011, 'Benefits of Ecological Engineering Practices', Procedia Environmental Sciences, vol. 9, pp. 16-20. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proenv.2011.11.004

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Brüll, A., Bohemen, H. V., Costanza, R., & Mitsch, W. J. (2011). Benefits of Ecological Engineering Practices. Procedia Environmental Sciences, 9, 16-20. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proenv.2011.11.004

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title = "Benefits of Ecological Engineering Practices",
abstract = "With the intention to further promote the field of ecological engineering and the solutions it provides, a workshop on “Benefits of Ecological Engineering Practices” was held 3 Dec 2009. It was conducted by the International Ecological Engineering Society in Paris at the conference “Ecological Engineering: from Concepts to Application” organized by the Ecological Engineering Applications Group GAIE. This paper presents the results of the workshop related to three key questions: (1) what are the benefits of ecological engineering practices to human and ecosystem well-being, (2) which concepts are used or useful toidentify, reference, and measure the benefits of ecological engineering practices, and (3) how and to whom shall benefits of ecological engineering practices be promoted.While benefits of ecological engineering practices are diverse, general conclusions can be derived to facilitate communication. Identifying benefits requires valuation frameworks reaching beyond the scope of ecology and engineering. A distinction between human and ecosystem well-being in this regard may not be easy or useful, but instead humans embedded in ecosystems should be addressed as a whole. The concepts of resource efficiency, ecosystem services, ecosystem health, and multifunctional land use could serve as suitable references to frame ecological engineering benefits, as well as referring to international political goals such as biodiversity protection, climate change mitigation and poverty reduction. Sector and application specific criteria of goodpractice could be worked out. Regional, area specific reference systems for sustainable development could provide comparative advantages for ecologically engineered solutions. Besides people with high decision making power and people with high motivation for change are good target groups to be addressed.",
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