Assessing nature’s contributions to people: Recognizing culture, and diverse sources of knowledge, can improve assessments

Sandra Díaz, Unai Pascual, Marie Stenseke, Berta Martín-López, Robert T. Watson, Zsolt Molnár, Rosemary Hill, Kai M.A. Chan, Ivar A. Baste, Kate A. Brauman, Stephen Polasky, Andrew Church, Mark Lonsdale, Anne Larigauderie, Paul W. Leadley, Alexander P.E. Van Oudenhoven, Felice Van Der Plaat, Matthias Schröter, Sandra Lavorel, Yildiz Aumeeruddy-ThomasElena Bukvareva, Kirsten Davies, Sebsebe Demissew, Gunay Erpul, Pierre Failler, Carlos A. Guerra, Chad L. Hewitt, Hans Keune, Sarah Lindley, Yoshihisa Shirayama

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628 Scopus citations
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)270-272
Number of pages3
JournalScience
Volume359
Issue number6373
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 19 2018

Bibliographical note

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We acknowledge the following experts participating in IPBES assessments: C. Anderson, P. Balvanera, B. Baptiste, N. Bennas, F. Berkes, M. Carneiro da Cunha, C. Chenu, M.-C. Cornier-Salem, B. Czúcz, P. Elias, B. Erasmus, S. Fennessy, J. Fisher, C. Fürst, S. Jacobs, O. Osano, D. Pacheco, M. Potts, S. Preston, A. Purvis, A. Rajwanshi, J. Rice, M. Rosales-Benites, C. S. Seixas, M. Solan, J. Tassin, W. Townsend, G. von Maltitz, T. Yahara, C.-Y. Yao, and Y.-C. Youn. We thank C. Broshi, M. Colloff, H. T. Ngo, and D. Singer for useful input during the development of this work; V. Falczuk for help with the bibliography; and Y. Estrada for preparing the figures. S.D. was partially supported by the Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, and Fondo para la Investigación Científica y Tecnológica. U.P. was supported by the Basque Foundation for Science, IKERBASQUE.

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