This book examines in detail the resource management problems and challenges posed by the intensification of the environmental change process in coastal areas around the globe. The analysis deployed is by and large buttressed by methods and techniques drawn from social science disciplines: economics, geography, and psychology. However, the overall approach adopted is multidisciplinary with additional contributions from the natural sciences and statistics. The key concept developed is that of ecosystem function value diversity and its management policy analogue, ecosystem integrity maintenance, and the consequent sustainable utilisation of coastal system assets. The functioning of healthy ecosystems generates a range of outputs which society values. The individual chapters analyse and evaluate a range of coastal and water resource functions across different temporal and spatial scales.
Preface. 1. Ecological Economics And Coastal Zone Ecosystems' Values: An Overview; R.K. Turner, et al. 2. Economics, Ecology And Fisheries Management; R. Tinch. 3. Measuring The Recreational And Amenity Values Affected By Toxic Cyanobacteria: A Contingent Valuation Study Of Rutland Water, Leicestershire; M.J. Pearson, et al. 4. Public Preferences For Reducing Health Risks From Polluted Coastal Bathing Water; S. Georgiou, et al. 5. The Application Of The Cost Benefit Methods To Sea Defence And Coastal Protection Management In England; I.J. Bateman, et al. 6. Use And Non-use Values For Conserving Endangered Species: The Case Of The Mediterranean Monk Seal; I.H. Langford, et al. 7. Management Of A Multi-Purpose Coastal Wetland: The Norfolk And Suffolk Broads, England; R. Brouwer, et al. 8. Valuation And Management Of Nutrient Pollution In The Baltic Drainage Basin; S. Georgiou, et al. 9. Waste Assimilation And Management In The North Sea; R.K. Turner, et al. 10. Costs and Benefits Of Mangrove Conversion And Restoration; W.N. Adger, et al. 11. Prospecting For Marine Biodiversity: A Case Study In Montego Bay, Jamaica; J. Ruitenbeek, C. Cartier. 12. A Meta-Analysis Of Wetland Contingent Valuation Studies; R. Brouwer, et al. 13. On Participatory Valuation In Shoreline Management; T. O'Riordan. List of Contributing Authors.
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