In Defense of Ecosystem Services

32 Pages Posted: 22 Oct 2015

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J. B. Ruhl

Vanderbilt University - Law School

Date Written: October 20, 2015


Prepared for the Pace’s 2014 Lloyd K. Garrison Lecture, this provides a brief overview of the history of the ecosystem services framework in law and policy, status report on where it is today, and assessment of critiques, closing with proposed principles for its responsible use.

Keywords: ecosystem, energy law, environmental law

Suggested Citation

Ruhl, J. B., In Defense of Ecosystem Services (October 20, 2015). Pace Environmental Law (PELR) Review, Vol. 32, No. 306, 2015, Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 15-29, Available at SSRN:

J. B. Ruhl (Contact Author)

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