Conserving biodiversity and ecosystem services is critical to promoting human welfare and sustainable development. Valuing Ecosystem Services: Methodological Issues And Case Studies presents the latest research on valuing ecosystem services and case studies by leading experts from around the world. This thought-provoking book draws together prominent international authorities to discuss the key methodological issues and challenges in valuing ecosystem services. Covering a cross-section of ecosystems and services in different sites, countries and regions, and presenting state of the art valuation of forest and coastal ecosystems and pollination services, the collection presents essential case studies that value ecosystem services and experiences with operationalising valuation into policy. Providing a unique blueprint for moving the science and practice of ecosystem services valuation forward, this timely book will be of special interest to academics, policy makers and professionals working in ecological economics, natural resources, forestry and conservation.
Contents: 1. Introduction PART I: METHODOLOGICAL ISSUES AND CHALLENGES 2. Economic Analysis for Ecosystem Service Assessments Ian Bateman, Georgina M. Mace, Carlo Fezzi, Giles Atkinson, R. Kerry Turner 3. Valuing Ecosystem Services Using Benefit Transfer: Separating Credible and Incredible Approaches John Loomis, Leslie Richardson, Timm Kroeger, Frank Casey 4. Contingent Valuation Responses and Hypothetical Bias Essam Yassin Mohammed 5. Stated Preferences for Tropical Wildlife Conservation among Distant Beneficiaries: Charisma, Endemism, Scope and Substitution Effects Sian Morse-Jones, Ian J. Bateman, Andreas Kontoleon, Silvia Ferrini, Neil Burgess, R. Kerry Turner 6. Space Matters: Exploring Problematic Spatial Issues in the Valuation of Ecosystem Services Paul C. Sutton 7. Valuing Pollination Services: A Comparison of Approaches Dana Marie Bauer 8. Limited Local Values and Uncertain Global Risks in Ecosystem Service Conservation: An Example from Pollinating Services R. David Simpson PART II CASE STUDIES: VALUATION 9. Valuing Forest Ecosystem Services - What we know and what we don't K.N. Ninan, Makoto Inoue 10. Conserving Forest Wildlife and Other Ecosystem Services: Opportunity Costs and the Valuation of Alternative Logging Regimes Clem Tisdell 11. Valuing Forest Ecosystem Services - Case Study of a Forest Reserve in Japan K.N. Ninan, Makoto Inoue 12. Value after the Volcano: Economic Valuation of Montserrat's Centre Hills Pieter van Beukering Luke Brander, Desiree Immerzeel 13. The Economic Value of Ecosystem Services from Agricultural and Rural Landscapes in Japan Kentaro Yoshida 14. Characterizing Urban Ecosystem Services: Integrating the Biophysical and Social Dimensions of Human Dominated Landscapes Vivek Shandas, J. Alan Yeakley, Elise Granek, David Ervin, Veronica Dujon, Heejun Chang 15. The Benefits of Coastal Recreation of Europe's Seas: An Application of Meta-Analytical Value Transfer and GIS Andrea Ghermandi, Paulo A.L.D. Nunes 16. Fishery enhancement and coastal protection services provided by two restored Gulf of Mexico oyster reefs Timm Kroeger, Greg Guannel 17. Harvesting the Financial Value of Coastal "Blue" Carbon Linwood Pendleton, Brian Murray, David Gordon, David Cooley, Tibor Verg 18. Exploring demand for tree planting in a payment for environmental services project in Lake Victoria Basin, Kenya Rohit Jindal, John Kerr 19. The Role of Ecosystem Service Payments in Achieving Conservation Goals - Attitudes Among Farm Operators Randall Kramer, Aaron Jenkins, Adriane Lesser Index
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