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Balmford, Andrew, A. Bruner, P. Cooper, R. Costanza, S. Farber, R. E. Green, M. Jenkins, P. Jefferiss, V. Jessamy, J. Madden, K. Munro, N. Myers, S. Naeem, J. Paavola, M. Rayment, S. Rosendo, J. Roughgarden, K. Trumper and R. Kerry Turner. “Economic Reasons for conserving wild nature.”  Science 297 (2002): 950-953.

Daily, Gretchen  T. Soderqvist, S. aniyar, K. Arrow, P. Dasgupta, P. Ehrlich, C. Folke, A-M Jansson, B-O Jansson, N. Kautsky, S. Levin, J. Lubchenco, K-G Maler, D. Simpson, D. Starrett, D. Tilman and B. Walker. “The Value of Nature and the Nature of Value.” Science Magazine 289.5478 (2000): 395-396.


Daly, H.E. “Sustainable Development: Definitions, Principles, Policies.” Invited Address, World Bank, April 30, 2002. Washington D.C.

Deutsch, Lisa, C. Folke and K. Skanberg. “The critical natural capital of ecosystem performance as insurance for human well-being.” Ecological Economics 44 (2003): 205–217.

Dobson, Andrew, A. Balmford, L. Bennun, B. Brink, D. Cooper, I. M. Côté, P. Crane, N. Dudley, I. Dutton, R. Green, R. Gregory, J. Harrison, E. Kennedy, C. Kremen, N. Leader-Williams, T. Lovejoy, G. Mace, R. May, P. Mayaux, P. Morling, J. Phillips, K. Redford, T. Ricketts, J. Paul Rodríguez, M. Sanjayan, P. J. Schei, A. S. van Jaarsveld, B. Walther. “Ecology: Convention on Biological Diversity’s 2010 Target.” Science, New Series, 307.14 (January 2005): 212-213.

Ehrlich, P. “The scale of the human enterprise and biodiversity loss.” In J. H. Lawton and R. M. May (eds.). Extinction Rates. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995.

Ehrlich, P. and A. Ehrlich. “The Value of Biodiversity,” Ambio 21 (1992): 219-226.

Ehrlich, P. and P. H. Raven. “Butterflies and Plants: A study in coevolution,” Evolution 18 (1964): 586-608.

IUCN Special Report. “Species Extinction.”

Kellert, S. R. The Value of Life: Biological Diversity and Human Society. Washington: Island Press, 1996.

McDaniel, Carl and D. Borton. “Increased Human Energy Use Causes Biological Diversity Loss and Undermines Prospects for Sustainability.” BioScience 52.10 (October 2002): 929-935.

Norgaard, Richard. “Co-Evolutionary Development Potential.” Land Economics 60 (May 1984): 160-73.

Pimm, Stuart. The World according to Pimm. Toronto: McGraw-Hill, 2001.

Pimm, Stuart, G. J. Russell, J. L. Gittleman, and T. M. Brooks. “The Future of Biodiversity.” Science, New Series, 296.5222 (1995): 347-350.

Pimm, Stuart and P. Raven. “Extinction by Numbers.” Nature 403 (2000): 843-845.

Ponting, Clive. A Green History of the World. New York: Penguin Books, 1991.

Roodman, David. “Getting the Signals Right: Tax Reform to Protect the Environment and the Economy.” Worldwatch Paper (134) May 1997.

Smil, Vaclav. The Earth’s Biosphere. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2002.

Smil, Vaclav. Cycles of Life. New York: Scientific American Library, 1997.

Vitousek, Peter, P. Ehrlich, A. Ehrlich and P. Matson. “Human Appropriation of the Products of Photosynthesis,” Bioscience 36.6 (1986): 368-373. 

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