Ecosystem services are generally defined as, “the benefits people obtain from ecosystems” (Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, 2005). ecoReata is working to understand the benefits of that relationship between humans and ecosystems, value the services provided, quantify these assets for landowners, and bring this natural capital to markets.
Currently, five existing or emerging markets are focused on and include:
- carbon sequestration
- watershed services
Presentation to the Southern Forest Economic Workers Conference, Charlotte NC. March 19-20, 2012. Forest Management and Carbon Session. Titled: Applied ecosystem services in working forests: A direct market valuation.
Presentation to graduate course Forestry 530 – Advanced Forest Resource Management at the University of Tennessee – Knoxville. September 17, 2013. Titled: Incorporating Ecosystem Markets and Traditional Forest Management.