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GED Manuscript Chosen as Cover/Lead Article for Upcoming Ambio Issue

The NHEERL Gulf Ecology Division (GED) article, “A Review of the Elements of Human Well-Being with an Emphasis on the Contribution of Ecosystem Services,” by Kevin Summers, Lisa Smith, Jason Case, and Rick Linthurst has been selected as the cover/lead article for the June 2012 issue of Ambio: A Journal of the Human Environment. The article discusses the relationship of ecosystem services to the three pillars of human well-being: (1) social well-being, (2) economic well-being, and (3) environmental well-being. It also provides a formal review of research conducted in the last 25 years on well-being and its component parts and a linkage to other manuscripts on the development of the U.S. Index of Human Well-Being that is a research product of the Sustainable and Healthy Communities Research Program.

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