References – Ecosystems centred scale

Wednesday 29 April 2020

Ecosystems-centred accounts developed and tested within the Chair in Ecological Accounting are inter-organisational management tools at the service of ecological systems, in the broadest sense (rivers, wetlands, watersheds, animal populations). This level of accounting provides a link between organisational and national accounts and offers methods and means of organisation and action to stakeholders in the same area, in order to collectively ensure the preservation of a given ecosystem.

Here is a non-exhaustive list of references on the research themes of ecosystem-centred accounting:

C. Feger, L. Mermet. Advances in accounting for biodiversity and ecosystems: A typology focusing upon the environmental results imperative. Accounting Auditing Control. Accessible at:
Handwritten author’s version:
Cuckston T. (2017). Ecology-centred accounting for biodiversity in the production of a blanket bog. Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal 30 (7) : 1537‐ 1567.
Cuckston T. (2018). Making Accounting for Biodiversity Research a Force for Conservation. Social and Environmental Accountability Journal 38 (3) : 218‐ 226.
Dey C. et Russell S. (2014). Who speaks for the river ? Exploring biodiversity accounting using an arena approach. In Accounting for biodiversity (Ed, M. J. Jones). Oxon : Routledge, 245–266.
Feger C. et al. (2018). Four priorities for new links between conservation science and accounting research. Conservation Biology. Accessible à :
Feger C. (2016). Nouvelles comptabilités au service des écosystèmes. Une recherche engagée auprès d’une entreprise du secteur de l’environnement. Doctorat en sciences de gestion. Paris : AgroParisTech. Accessible à :
Feger C. et Mermet L. (2017). A blueprint towards accounting for the management of ecosystems. Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal 30 (7) : 1511‐ 1536. Accessible à :
Feger C. et Mermet L. (2018). Negotiating new commitments for the ecological transitions : An introduction to an Accounting for the management of ecosystems model. In 12th Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Accounting Conference, Edimbourg.
Raar, Jean. 2014. “Biodiversity and Regional Authorities : A Common-Pool Resources and Accounting Perspective.” In Accounting for Biodiversity, edited by M.J Jones, 103–123. Oxon : Routledge.
Tregidga H. (2013). Biodiversity offsetting : problematisation of an emerging governance regime. Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal 26 (5) : 806–832.

And some vidéos :

Seminary « New accounting for the management of ecosystems » organised by C. Feger, B. Vira, L. Mermet in Cambridge, UK, September 2017:
Event’s summary :
Introductory presentation on the inter-disciplinary theoretical work on ecosystem-centric management accounts (C.Feger & L.Mermet) :
L. Mermet, C. Feger. Février 2019. « Approches écosystème-centrées : Vous étudiez des organisations qui n’existent pas !?!? » :
C. Feger, A. Rambaud. Juin 2019. « Quels apports de la comptabilité pour articuler la gestion écologique de l’entreprise à la prise en charge collective des écosystèmes ? » (facilitated cross-table discussion at Montpellier Recherches en Management – Université de Montpellier en juin 2019) :
C. Feger. 2018 : « Mobiliser la comptabilité pour relever les défis de gestion collective des écosystèmes » (video/podcast AgroParisTech):