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Handbook on the Economics of Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity

By: Paulo ALD Nunes (Editor), Pushpam Kumar (Editor), Tom Dedeurwaerdere (Editor)

Edward Elgar

Hardback | Jun 2014 | #214577 | ISBN-13: 9781781951507
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In recent years, there has been a marked proliferation in the literature on economic approaches to ecosystem management, which has created a subsequent need for real understanding of the scope and the limits of the economic approaches to ecosystems and biodiversity. Within this Handbook, carefully commissioned original contributions from acknowledged experts in the field address the new concepts and their applications, identify knowledge gaps and provide authoritative recommendations.

The Handbook offers a wealth of case studies and further:
- identifies the conceptual underpinnings of economics of ecosystems and biodiversity
- demonstrates new research methodologies and their applications
- provides authoritative assessment of the recent results and findings in ecosystems’ services and biodiversity valuation and accounting
- provides the reader with the state of the art of the research on the economics of ecosystem services and biodiversity
- provides spatial explicit tools for mapping ecosystem services values for land-use planning, including in the context of business and industry.

This authoritative assessment will appeal to researchers and academics at both the advanced undergraduate and post-graduate levels of environmental economics and ecological economics. Policy makers in government, business and conservation sectors will find much to engage them as the work will prove essential for implementing effective response policies for the management of ecosystems and biodiversity.


Contents

Contents: Introduction Paulo A. L. D. Nunes, Pushpam Kumar and Tom Dedeurwaerdere

PART I: SETTING THE SCENE: THE NEED FOR ECOSYSTEM
1. Comprehensive Wealth Accounting: Measuring Sustainable Development Glenn-Marie Lange and Esther Naikal
2. The Protective Value of Estuarine and Coastal Ecosystems Edward B. Barbier
3. Cruising for a Bruising: Challenges in Sustainable Capture of Ecosystem Service Values from Cruise Ship Tourism in Belize Andrew Seidl, Lawrence Pratt, Geraldine Slean, Martha Honey and Amos Bien
4. Climate Change Effects on the Economics and Management of Marine Fisheries U. Rashid Sumaila, William W.L. Cheung and Vicky W. Y. Lam
5. The Economic Impacts of Ocean Acidification Luke M. Brander, Daiju Narita, Katrin Rehdanz and Richard S.J. Tol
6. Estimating the Welfare Loss of Climate Change Impact on Corals Pushpam Kumar and Hongyan Chen

PART II: EMERGING ECONOMIC VALUATION METHODS, INCLUDING THE USE OF DELIBERATIVE, MACRO AND SPATIALLY EXPLICIT ECONOMIC VALUATION TOOLS
7. The Behavioral Argument for an Expanded Valuation Framework for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services John M. Gowdy and Sarah Parks
8. Valuing Ecosystem Services in Macroeconomic Setting Rodney B.W. Smith and Masahiko Gemma
9. Exploring the Use of a Macro-micro-based Approach to Value Biodiversity Productivity Impacts on the Agricultural Sector Ruslana Rachel Palatnik and Paulo A.L.D. Nunes
10. Quantifying and Valuing Ecosystem Services: An Application of ARIES to the San Pedro River Basin, USA Kenneth J. Bagstad, Darius Semmens, Ferdinando Villa and Gary W. Johnson
11. Optimal Selection of Clustered Conservation Lands Using Integer Programming: The Case of Fort Stewart in Georgia, USA Sahan T.M. Dissanayake, Hayri Onal, James D. Westervelt and Harold E. Balbach
12. QUICKScan: A Pragmatic Approach for Decision Support in Ecosystem Services Assessment and Management Manuel Winograd, Marta Perez-Soba, Peter Verweij

PART III: ECOSYSTEM SERVICES AND CONSERVATION POLICY
13. Ecosystem Service Valuation and the Allocation of Land R. David Simpson
14. Biodiversity Prospecting Over Time and Under Uncertainty: A Theory of Sorts Amitrajeet A. Batabyal and Peter Nijkamp
15. Game Theory and Marine Protected Areas: the Effects of Conservation Autarky in a Multiple Use Environment Maarten J. Punt, Hans-Peter Weikard and Ekko C. van Ierland
16. The Valuation of Ecosystem Services and Their Role in Decision-making: Constraints and Ways Forward Anil Markandya and Marta Pascual
17. Optimal Species Preservation Policy in a Symbiotic Relationship between Species Shiri Zemah-Shamir, Benyamin Shitovitz and Mordechai Shechter
18. Biodiversity, Poverty and Development Charles Palmer and Salvatore Di Falco
19. Biodiversity Conservation and Ecosystem Services Provision: A Tale of Confused Objectives, Multiple Market Failures and Policy Challenges Jessica Coria, Elizabeth Robinson, Henrik G. Smith and Thomas Sterner

PART IV: SHEDDING LIGHT ON NON-MARKET VALUES OF ECOSYSTEM SERVICES
20. A Choice Experiment to Value the Recreational Benefits of Coral Reefs: A Case Study of Ras Mohammed National Park, Egypt Rady T. Tawfik and R. Kerry Turner
21. Using Ecological Information in Choice Experiments to Value Ecosystem Services Restoration Programs in East Asia Yohei Mitani and Stale Navrud
22. A One and One Half Bound Contingent Valuation Survey to Estimate the Benefits of Restoring a Degraded Coastal Wetland Ecosystem: The Case Study of Capo Feto Giovanni Signorello, Joseph C. Cooper, Giuseppe Cucuzza and Maria De Salvo
23. A Micro-Econometric Approach to Deriving Use and Non-Use Values of in-situ Groundwater: The Vosvozis Case Study, Greece Phoebe Koundouri, Vassilis Babalos, Mavra Stithou and Ioannis Anastasiou
24. The Economic Feasibility of the Creation of the Jardines de la Reina National Park Tamara Figueredo Martin, Fabian Pina Amargos and Jorge Angulo Valdes
25. Valuation of Ecosystem Services Provided by Man-made Wetlands Nico B.P. Polman, Arianne T. de Blaeij, Martijn van der Heide, Vincent Linderhof and Stijn Reinhard
26. The Contribution of Non-Use Values to Inform the Management of Groundwater Systems: The Rokua Esker, Northern Finland Phoebe Koundouri, Mavra Stithou, Eva Kougea, Pertti Ala-aho, Riko Eskelinen, Timo Karjalainen, Bjorn Klove, Manuel Pulido-Velazquez, Kalle Reinikainen and Pekka M. Rossi

PART V: THE ROLE OF GOVERNANCE AND SCIENCE-POLICY-BUSINESS INTERFACE IN BRINGING VISIBLE ES VALUES
27. Governance is Critical to Managing Coastal and Marine Resources: Effects of Marine Management Areas Giselle Samonte, Daniel Suman, Juan Mate, Diego Quiroga, Carlos Mena, Adele Catzim-Sanchez, Patrick Fong and Xuanwen Wang
28. Strengthening the Science-Policy Interface: Lessons from the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Anantha Kumar Duraiappah
29. Governance of the Transition to a Green Economy - Responding to the Values of Nature Patrick ten Brink, Leonardo Mazza, Tomas Badura, Marianne Kettunen and Sirini Withana
30. New Business Decision-Making Aids in an Era of Complexity, Scrutiny, and Uncertainty: Tools for Identifying, Assessing, and Valuing Ecosystem Services Sissel Waage

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