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Valuation of Ecological Resources: Integration of Ecology and Socioeconomics in Environmental Decision Making

By: Ralph Stahl

CRC Press

Hardback | Oct 2007 | #169953 | ISBN-13: 9781420062625
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Understanding different environmental management options is critical to performing accurate assessments and making sound decisions. This text examines various alternatives for determining the "value" of complex ecological resources. Several sections explain the underlying science of ecological valuation. Leading experts discusses how ecology, sociology, and economics influence environmental management decisions. Case studies demonstrate the utility of various information sets, tools, and analytical frameworks.


Approaching the Problem of Ecological Valuation; R. Stahl, Jr., L. Kapustka, R.J.F. Bruins, and W.R. Munns, Jr. Socio-Cultural Valuation of Ecological Resources; J. Glicken Turnley, M.D. Kaplowitz, O.L. Loucks, B.L. McGee, and T. Dietz Integrating Economics and Ecological Assessment; R.C. Bishop, J. Lipton, M. Margolis, N. Meade, G.L. Peterson, and A. Randall Valuation Methods; W.L. Adamowicz, D. Chapman, G. Mancini, W.R. Munns, Jr., A. Stirling, and T. Tomasi Complexity in Ecological Systems; K. von Stackelberg, S.N. Luoma, R. McCormick, D. Skrabis, E. Dorward-King, and S. Polasky Organizing and Integrating the Valuation Process; B. Heninger, G. Biddinger, C. Joy, C.L. Kling, D. Reagan, and T.S. Schmidt Synthesis, Recommendations, and Conclusions; R.J.F. Bruins, W.R. Munns, Jr., L. Kapustka, and R.G. Stahl, Jr. CASE STUDIES National Park Establishment, Philippines; D. Reagan Large PCB-Contaminated River under Superfund: Interface Between Remediation and Restoration; K. von Stackleberg Extractive Development and the Valuation of Biodiversity and Community Needs in Madagascar; E. Dorward-King 1991 Gulf War Oil Spill: Long-term Impacts on Shoreline Habitats; J. Michel Example of Valuing the Ecological Benefits from the Clean Air Act and 1990 Amendments; B.T. Heninger The CALFED Bay-Delta Program: A Case Study in Intertwined Ecological and Environmental Resource Issues; S.N. Luoma

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