Economics of Coastal and Water Resources: Valuing Environmental Functions / Edition 1

Economics of Coastal and Water Resources: Valuing Environmental Functions / Edition 1

by R. Kerry Turner
     
 

ISBN-10: 0792365046

ISBN-13: 9780792365044

Pub. Date: 06/30/2001

Publisher: Springer Netherlands

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…  See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780792365044
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
06/30/2001
Series:
Studies in Ecological Economics Series, #3
Edition description:
2001
Pages:
343
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1Ecological Economics and Coastal Zone Ecosystems' Values: An Overview1
Ch. 2Economics, Ecology and Fisheries Management45
Ch. 3Measuring the Recreational and Amenity Values Affected by Toxic Cyanobacteria: A Contingent Valuation Study of Rutland Water, Leicestershire67
Ch. 4Public Preferences for Reducing Health Risks from Polluted Coastal Bathing Water91
Ch. 5The Application of the Cost Benefit Method to Sea Defence and Coastal Protection Management in England113
Ch. 6Use and Nonuse Values for Conserving Endangered Species: The Case of the Mediterranean Monk Seal143
Ch. 7Management of a Multi-Purpose Coastal Wetland: The Norfolk and Suffolk Broads, England159
Ch. 8Valuation and Management of Nutrient Pollution in the Baltic Drainage Basin215
Ch. 9Waste Assimilation and Management in the North Sea235
Ch. 10Costs and Benefits of Mangrove Conversion and Restoration259
Ch. 11Prospecting for Marine Biodiversity: A Case Study in Montego Bay, Jamaica281
Ch. 12A Meta-Analysis of Wetland Contingent Valuation Studies305
Ch. 13On Participatory Valuation in Shoreline Management323
List of Contributing Authors341

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