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Global Network for Advanced Management Resilience Challenge 6 : Ecosystem Service Valuation Stoneburner, Lauren; Zhang, Catherina (Yusi); Yu, Bella (Ruiqi); Pai, Samrudh


Summary of findings and recommendations • UBC’s Core Resilience Challenges: • Stormwater management and cliff erosion • Biodiversity protection • Urban Heat Island Effect (UHI) • Carbon sequestration • Health and wellbeing • Brand protection • Use economic models to evaluate the monetary return on these important ecosystem services • Assess methods for managing ecosystem services long-term and compensating for the loss of trees due to campus development • Increase engagement with and awareness of UBC’s urban forest Disclaimer: “UBC SEEDS provides students with the opportunity to share the findings of their studies, as well as their opinions, conclusions and recommendations with the UBC community. The reader should bear in mind that this is a student project/report and is not an official document of UBC. Furthermore readers should bear in mind that these reports may not reflect the current status of activities at UBC. We urge you to contact the research persons mentioned in a report or the SEEDS Coordinator about the current status of the subject matter of a project/report.”

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