Value of biodiversity and ecosystem services in South Asia and India: past, present and future

A Markandya

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDevelopment in India
Subtitle of host publicationMicro and Macro Perspectives - Part VI
EditorsS. Mahendra Dev, P. G. Mabu
Place of PublicationIndia
PublisherSpringer India
Pages315-350
Number of pages36
ISBN (Print)9788132225409
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Publication statusPublished - 20 Jul 2015

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NameIndia Stuides in Business and Economics

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Markandya, A. (2015). Value of biodiversity and ecosystem services in South Asia and India: past, present and future. In S. Mahendra Dev, & P. G. Mabu (Eds.), Development in India: Micro and Macro Perspectives - Part VI (pp. 315-350). (India Stuides in Business and Economics). India: Springer India. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-81-322-2541-6_15