Investing in natural capital--why, what, and how? / Carl Folke, et al. -- Operationalizing sustainable development by investing in natural capital / Herman E. Daly -- Ecological economics and the carrying capacity of earth / Paul R. Ehrlich -- New science and new investments for a sustainable biosphere / C.S. Holling -- Ecosystem properties as a basis for sustainability / AnnMari Jansson, Bengt-Owe Jansson -- Sustenance and sustainability : how can we preserve and consume without major conflict? / Ralph C. d'Arge -- Investing in cultural capital for sustainable use of natural capital / Fikret Berkes, Carl Folke -- Environmental functions and the economic value of natural ecosystems / Rudolf S. de Groot -- Rebuilding a humane and ethical decision system for investing in natural capital / Frank B. Golley -- Re-allocating work between human and natural capital in agriculture : examples from India and the United States / Cutler J. Cleveland -- The emergy of natural capital / Howard T. Odum -- Modeling of ecological and economic systems at the watershed scale for sustainable development / V. Krysanova, I. Kaganovich -- Multiple use of environmental resources : a household production function approach to valuing natural capital / Karl-Goran Maler, et al. -- Strategies for environmentally sound economic development / Faye Duchin, Glenn-Marie Lange. Sea-level rise and coastal wetlands in the U.K. : mitigation strategies for sustainable management / R.K. Turner, P. Doktor, N. Adger -- Natural capital and the economics of environment and development / Edward B. Barbier -- Can we justify sustainability? New challenges facing ecological economics / Dennis M. King -- Renewable resources as natural capital : the fishery / Colin W. Clark, Gordon R. Munro -- Ecological footprints and appropriated carrying capacity : measuring the natural capital requirements of the human economy / William E. Rees, Mathis Wackernagel. Three general policies to achieve sustainability / Robert Costanza -- Implementing environmental policies in Central and Eastern Europe / Tomasz Zylicz -- Energy production, consumption, environment, and sustainability / James J. Zucchetto -- Economic conversion, engineers, and sustainability / Martha W. Gilliland, Jeffrey P. Kash -- Public policy : challenge to ecological economics / Stephen Viederman -- Investing in natural and human capital in developing countries / Olman Segura, James K. Boyce. Natural capital - both nonrenewable resources and the renewable resources that make up ecosystems - is potentially endangered by the human process of adapting and modifying the world around us. The results of a workshop held following the second biannual conference of the International Society for Ecological Economics, Investing in Natural Capital emphasizes the essential connections between natural ecosystems and human socioeconomic systems, and the importance of ensuring that both remain resilient. Specific chapters deal with methodology, case studies, and policy questions and offer a thorough exploration of this provocative and important transdisciplinary alternative to conventional solutions to environmental problems.