Special Issue "Ecosystem Service Valuation, Its Measurement and Uses"
A special issue of Resources (ISSN 2079-9276).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2013).
Interests: (1) development, adoption, and management of technology to address environmental problems in coastal and marine systems; (2) use of market and non-market mechanisms for environmental and resource valuation and dispute resolution; (3) impacts of technology and risk on decision making and system sustainability; (4) the interaction of natural and human capital in the economic, environmental, and sociological sustainability of resource management
Interests: (1) cost-benefit analysis of coastal wetland restoration; (2) integration of ecosystem service values in project prioritization and selection; (3) economic assessment of commercial and recreational fisheries operations and management; (4) marine resource economics extension and technology transfer
Ecosystems provide a wide range of goods and services to human populations, including many of the resources that form the building blocks of local and regional economic activity. As such, an understanding of both the market and non-market values of ecosystem-based resources is critical for planning and management. Unfortunately, the economic values of specific ecosystem-based resources are notoriously difficult to measure, in part because of the complexity involved in identifying the characteristics being measured and because of the way in which these characteristics tend to vary over geographic and temporal dimensions. In addition, attempts to value ecosystem-based resources have tended to focus on either market or non-market measures without making any real attempt to integrate the two sets of measures, even though this integrated value is important to decision making in the policy development process. This special issue of Resources will focus on recent attempts to bridge these gaps in our understanding of ecosystem service valuation, its measurement, and how the resulting values are used in resource management. Submissions that focus on market, non-market, and integrated valuation of ecosystem-based resources are welcome, particularly those that address how these values might vary across geographic, cultural, and temporal scales. Submissions that examine the use of these values in local, regional, national, and international management and policy processes are also encouraged.
Prof. Dr. Richard F. Kazmierczak, Jr.
Prof. Dr. Rex H. Caffey
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- stated preference
- revealed preference
- market value
- non-market value
- ecosystem value
- environmental planning
- cost-benefit analysis