How can ecologists help realise the potential of payments for carbon in tropical forest countries?

Authors Baker, T.R.; Jones, J.P.G.; Thompson, O.R.Rendón; Cuesta, R.Maria Roma; del Castillo, D.; Aguilar, I.Chan; Torres, J.; Healey, J.R.
Year of Publication 2010
Type of Publication Journal Article
Journal Journal of Applied Ecology
Volume 47
Issue 6
Pagination 1159-1165
Open Access Yes


1. There is great interest among policy makers in the potential of carbon-based payments for ecosystem services (PES) to reduce carbon emissions from deforestation and protect forests in tropical countries. We discuss the contributions that ecologists can make to the interdisciplinary research required to inform the design of these initiatives.