Millenium Ecosystem Assessment: Research Needs

January 1, 2006 - Author: Stephen Carpenter; Ruth DeFries; ; Harold A. Mooney; Stephen Polasky; Walter V. Reid; Robert J. Scholes

Journal or Book Title: Science

Volume/Issue: 314

Page Number(s): 257-258

Year Published: 2006

The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA) was designed to meet the needs of decision-makers for scientific information on the consequences of ecosystem change for human well-being (1–3). Even though the intended audience is decision-makers, the scientific community is involved as assessments are being made, especially when research and data gaps become apparent. Here we summarize the most important information needs encountered in the MA work.

Type of Publication: Journal Article

Publisher: AAAS


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