New publication

The Handbook of Ecosystem Services is now published!

The Routledge Handbook of Ecosystem Services, edited by Marion Potschin, Roy Haines-Young, Rob Fish and Kerry Turner is now published. The volume included input from people in the IALE community who contributed chapters on Indicators for Ecosystem Services, Mapping Ecosystem Services, and Ecosystem Services in the Mediterranean Basin, Forrest ecosystem Services and several other topics. 
The book contains over 50 chapters and seven briefing notes, and spans the spectrum of ecosystem issues from concepts, methods through to applications. In his forward Sir Robert Watson, Professor of Environmental Sciences, at the University of East Anglia in the UK wrote: “This handbook, written by world-class academic and policy experts, is long overdue, and provides a much-needed guide to address this challenge. It is an authoritative reference text written in easy to read sections that is essential reading for academics, decision-makers and civil society.” 


For more information see:


We are especially looking for people willing to write a review on the book. If you are interested, e.g. chairs of regional chapters please get in touch with Marion.Potschin(at) and Benjamin Burkhard (IALE Deputy Ssecretary General) at 


by Marion Potschin (University of Nottingham)

New publication: “Routledge Handbook of Ecosystem Services” edited by Potschin, M.; Haines-Young, R.; Fish, R. and K. Turner, 630pp.



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