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February 28, 2013

Environment and Water: Decision-support Tools for Managing Ecosystem Services in Arizona


Humans benefit from a multitude of resources and services that are supplied by ecosystems.

ASU’s Global Institute of Sustainability is undertaking research on the contribution of Arizona’s ecosystems to sustainable economic growth, job creation, and human wellbeing in Arizona.

Ecosystem services being studied include water quality and quantity, erosion control, fire regulation, recreation and tourism, grazing, and disease regulation. The discussion will highlight the new and innovative scientific methods being developed to assess ecosystem services and how potential changes in land use would affect the present and future delivery and value of these ecosystem services.

Please join us at DCDC to discuss this ground breaking research.


Ann Kinzig

Professor, School of Life Sciences

Co-Director, ecoServices Group

Chief Research Strategist, Global Institute of Sustainability

Charles Perrings

Professor of Environmental Economics

Co-Director, ecoServices Group

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013, 12:00-1:30 p.m.

Lunch will be served. Please RSVP to:


Decision Center for a Desert City, 21 East 6th Street, Suite 126B, Tempe [Map]