About the Author
The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment’s work is overseen by a 45-member Board of Directors, co-chaired by Robert Watson, Chief Scientist and Senior Advisor for the Environment of the Environmentally and Socially Sustainable Development Network of the World Bank, and A.H. Zakri, director of the United Nations University’s Institute of Advanced Studies. The Assessment Panel, which oversees the technical work of the MA, includes 13 of the world’s leading social and natural scientists. It is co-chaired by Angela Cropper of the Cropper Foundation and Harold Mooney of Stanford University. Walter Reid is the director of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment.
Table of Contents
Foreword Preface Acknowledgments Reader's Guide Summary: Integrated Assessments at Multiple Scales
Chapter 1. MA Conceptual Framework Chapter 2. Overview of the MA Sub-global Assessments Chapter 3. Linking Ecosystem Services and Human Well-being in theSub-global Assessments Chapter 4. The Multiscale Approach Chapter 5. Using Multiple Knowledge Systems in Sub-global Assessments:Benefits and Challenges Chapter 6. Assessment Process Chapter 7. Drivers of Ecosystem Change Chapter 8. Condition and Trends of Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity Chapter 9. Responses to Ecosystem Changes and their Impacts on HumanWell-being: Lessons from Sub-global Assessments Chapter 10. Sub-global Scenarios Chapter 11. Communities, Ecosystems, and Livelihoods Chapter 12. Reflections and Lessons Learned
Appendix A: Color Mapsand Figures Appendix B: Brief Summaries of the Sub-global Assessments Appendix C: Authors Appendix D: Abbreviations and Acronyms Appendix E: Glossary Index