Daniel Chiu Suarez

Daniel Chiu Suarez

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My research analyzes the politics and institutionalization of “ecosystem services” concepts in global environmental governance. Why has nature’s dollar sign gained such widespread currency among conservation practitioners? What is at stake in re-representing biodiversity in this manner? And what are the implications of this framework for environmental policy, environmental sciences, and environmentalism? I use mixed ethnographic methods to pursue the spread and uptake of this idea through transnational policy networks and across different sites, scales, and institutional contexts of governance.

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Suarez, D.C. and Corson, C. (2013). Seizing Center Stage: Ecosystem Services, Live, at the Convention on Biological Diversity! Human Geography 6(1), 64-79.”