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Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Community Sustainability Study Focuses on Tying the Science of Ecosystem Services and Human Health Directly to Community Decision Making
Fulford, R. Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Community Sustainability Study Focuses on Tying the Science of Ecosystem Services and Human Health Directly to Community Decision Making. US EPA Office of Research and Development, Washington, DC, 2014.
The Community-based Sustainability Research Program in EPA’s Office of Research and Development is studying how the availability of ecosystem goods and services (EGS) is impacted by community decision making and how this relationship alters human wellbeing. We also seek ‘common ground’ across communities that may aid EPA’s Office of Research and Development in providing decision support to the most communities possible. This research is a part of a larger national effort to provide practical, scientifically sound, and consistent advice to community decision makers as a primary driver of future sustainability.
Fact Sheet: Scientists are partnering with community stakeholders to explore how local decisions affect human and environmental health and are using this information to develop useful measures of sustainability.
Record Details:Record Type: DOCUMENT (COMMUNICATION PRODUCT/EXTERNAL FACT SHEET)
Organization:U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
NATIONAL HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS RESEARCH LAB
GULF ECOLOGY DIVISION