Title

Ecosystem services for human health in Oceania

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Title

Ecosystem Services

Publisher

Elsevier

School

School of Science

Comments

Originally published as: McFarlane, R. A., Horwitz, P., Arabena, K., Capon, A., Jenkins, A., Jupiter, S., ... Saketa, S. (2019). Ecosystem services for human health in Oceania. Ecosystem Services, 39, Article 100976. Original publication available here

Abstract

The state of ecosystems and the health and well-being of people that depend on them are fundamentally linked. However, these links are often obscured – geographically, as globalised trade separates production of goods and ecosystem services from consumers; across time, as physical and mental impacts accumulate across lifespans; and through the complexity of competing socio-economic and cultural influences. Pervasive societal dualisms like nature-culture, and even social-ecological, fragment thinking and decision-making. Definitions differ across sectors. Health encapsulates well-being in the World Health Organization’s holistic, landmark 1948 definition of health. A broader, health-inclusive well-being is articulated as the output of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MEA), and its ecosystem service framework (Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, 2005)...

DOI

10.1016/j.ecoser.2019.100976

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