Definitions of key terms and words used used by the CASCADE project and in this website.

All   0-9   A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

benefit-cost ratio

The ratio of the present value of benefits to the present value of the costs.


The variety of all life forms - it includes 'genetic diversity', which reflects the diversity within each species; 'species diversity', which is the variety of species; and 'ecosystem diversity', which is the diversity of different communities formed by living organisms and the relations between them. It is sometimes considered at the landscape diversity level.

Display # 
Go To Top