Putting A Dollar Value On Ecosystems

Published: Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 3:50pm
Updated: Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 3:58pm

How do you put a dollar value on something that in some ways is priceless? Like the Mona Lisa? Or biodiversity?

Researchers in a new paper try to do just that — with one specific ecosystem service, provided by grasslands: soil carbon storage.

Bruce Hungate is the director of the Center for Ecosystem Science and Society at Northern Arizona University and lead author of a paper on the economic value of soil carbon storage. The paper was published in "Science Advances."

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