South Asia (SASIA) is endowed with a number of biomes that contain valuable biodiversity and provide ecosystem services of special significance to poor rural communities. The paper looks at trends in mean species abundance adjusted estimates of land areas under different biomes: ice and tundra, grassland and steppe, scrubland and savannah and three types of forests: boreal, temperate and tropical. Changes in these areas from 1900 to 2000 are assessed and valued and projections are made to 2050. Finally the current values and future values of services provided by forests, grasslands, wetlands, mangroves and coral reefs are presented for India alone.
|Title of host publication||Development in India|
|Subtitle of host publication||Micro and Macro Perspectives - Part VI|
|Editors||S. Mahendra Dev, P. G. Mabu|
|Place of Publication||India|
|Number of pages||36|
|Publication status||Published - 20 Jul 2015|
|Name||India Stuides in Business and Economics|