Stephen Posner is a sustainability fellow at the University of Vermont, where he conducts research on indicators and ecosystem services with the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics. He has experience consulting with businesses on the measurement of ecosystem values, and with state governments in the United States on the redesign of governmental accounting systems.

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The Chesapeake Bay is one of the largest and most productive estuarine systems in the world.1 A 2001 study estimated the value of the Bay at between $360 million and $1.8 billion.2 In 2005, Maryland’s fisheries alone contributed about $1 billion to the state’s economy, sustained around 4,000 jobs, and generated more than $22 million […]

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