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

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780792365044
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 6/30/2001
  • Series: Studies in Ecological Economics Series, #3
  • Edition description: 2001
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 343
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Ecological Economics and Coastal Zone Ecosystems' Values: An Overview 1
Ch. 2 Economics, Ecology and Fisheries Management 45
Ch. 3 Measuring the Recreational and Amenity Values Affected by Toxic Cyanobacteria: A Contingent Valuation Study of Rutland Water, Leicestershire 67
Ch. 4 Public Preferences for Reducing Health Risks from Polluted Coastal Bathing Water 91
Ch. 5 The Application of the Cost Benefit Method to Sea Defence and Coastal Protection Management in England 113
Ch. 6 Use and Nonuse Values for Conserving Endangered Species: The Case of the Mediterranean Monk Seal 143
Ch. 7 Management of a Multi-Purpose Coastal Wetland: The Norfolk and Suffolk Broads, England 159
Ch. 8 Valuation and Management of Nutrient Pollution in the Baltic Drainage Basin 215
Ch. 9 Waste Assimilation and Management in the North Sea 235
Ch. 10 Costs and Benefits of Mangrove Conversion and Restoration 259
Ch. 11 Prospecting for Marine Biodiversity: A Case Study in Montego Bay, Jamaica 281
Ch. 12 A Meta-Analysis of Wetland Contingent Valuation Studies 305
Ch. 13 On Participatory Valuation in Shoreline Management 323
List of Contributing Authors 341
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