Principal Pieter Booth co-authored the article Application of Ecosystem Services in Natural Resource Management Decision Making - published in the September 2016 issue of Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management (IEAM) - that explores the benefits of adopting an ecosystem services approach to natural resource management in order to help balance economic, ecological and societal drivers of decision making. Successful implementation of such an approach requires early and continuous stakeholder engagement, development of ecological production functions, and the explicit recognition of uncertainty throughout the process. An ecosystem services approach to natural resource decision making can avoid unintended consequences by openly acknowledging and quantifying tradeoffs in benefits to stakeholders.
IEAM is devoted to bridging the gap between scientific research and the application of science in decision making, policy and regulation, and environmental management. It is published quarterly by the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC).