Faculty Advisor

Krueger, Robert

Faculty Advisor

Wang, Tsung-Yi

Center

Worcester, MA

Abstract

Ecosystem services are the conditions and processes through which natural ecosystems, and the species that make them up, sustain and fulfill human life. Ecosystems provide society with services that stretch far beyond just raw materials. Ecological economists assign monetary values to these services in order to estimate the economic value of an ecosystem. A study of the Burncoat and Greendale areas of Worcester, highlights the importance of urban trees by accurately assessing ecosystem services for the past, present, and future.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2010

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

Advisor Department

Business

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