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Communicating research on the economic valuation of coastal and marine ecosystem services

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dc.contributor.author Torres Figuerola, Catalina Maria
dc.contributor.author Hanley, Nick
dc.date.accessioned 2018-10-26T17:38:54Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11201/148308
dc.description.abstract Quantifying the monetary value of ecosystem services (ES) provided by coastal and marine resources can help policy makers assess the trade-offs and synergies inherent in ecosystem-based management of marine and coastal environments, thus increasing the social efficiency of decision-making processes. As shown by the valuation literature, the number of coastal and marine management settings where valuation researchers have attempted to make a contribution is rising fast. However, this rise in research activity has not been matched by the increase in the use of economic valuation (EV) in the actual management of coastal and marine resources. This raises an interesting question: is EV responding to the needs of policy makers? This paper provides a comprehensive overview of the knowledge base regarding the economic values for coastal and marine ecosystems. It then discusses how to improve the uptake of ES valuation research by focussing on two core issues which are thought to be essential for more effective communication with the policy community.
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dc.relation.isformatof https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2016.10.017
dc.relation.ispartof Marine Policy, 2017, vol. 75, p. 99-107
dc.rights , 2017
dc.subject.classification 574 - Ecologia general i biodiversitat
dc.subject.classification Medi ambient
dc.subject.classification 517 - Anàlisi
dc.subject.classification 338 - Situació econòmica. Política econòmica. Gestió, control i planificació de l'economia. Producció. Serveis. Turisme. Preus
dc.subject.other 574 - General ecology and biodiversity Biocoenology. Hydrobiology. Biogeography
dc.subject.other Environment
dc.subject.other 517 - Analysis
dc.subject.other 338 - Economic situation. Economic policy. Management of the economy. Economic planning. Production. Services. Prices
dc.title Communicating research on the economic valuation of coastal and marine ecosystem services
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.date.updated 2018-10-26T17:38:54Z
dc.date.embargoEndDate info:eu-repo/date/embargoEnd/2075-01-01
dc.embargo 2075-01-01
dc.subject.keywords marine and coastal ecosystem services
dc.subject.keywords Economic valuation
dc.subject.keywords policy analysis
dc.rights.accessRights info:eu-repo/semantics/embargoedAccess
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2016.10.017


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