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The use of ecosystem services valuation in Australian coastalzone management


Jean-Baptiste, M and Thebaud, O and Pascoe, S and Jennings, S and Boncoeur, J and Coglan, L, The use of ecosystem services valuation in Australian coastalzone management, Marine Policy, 56 pp. 117-124. ISSN 0308-597X (2015) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.marpol.2015.02.011


The use and influence of ecosystem services valuation in management decision-making, particularly as it relates to coastal zone management, remains largely unexplored in the academic literature. A recent Australia-wide survey of decision-makers involved in coastal zone management examined if, how and to what extent economic valuation of coastal and marine ecosystem services is used in, and influences, decision-making in Australia. The survey also identified a set of cases where economic valuation of ecosystem services was used for decision-making, and reasons why economic values may or may not be considered in the decision-making process. This paper details the method and results from this survey. Overall, there is strong empirical evidence that economic valuation of ecosystem services is used, but with important variation across coastal and marine management contexts. However, the impact of ecosystem services valuation on policy appears to be globally weak.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Coastal zone management, Decision-making, Ecosystemservices, Economic valuation
Research Division:Economics
Research Group:Applied economics
Research Field:Environment and resource economics
Objective Division:Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Objective Group:Environmental policy, legislation and standards
Objective Field:Environmental protection frameworks (incl. economic incentives)
UTAS Author:Jennings, S (Dr Sarah Jennings)
ID Code:102456
Year Published:2015
Web of Science® Times Cited:18
Deposited By:TSBE
Deposited On:2015-08-21
Last Modified:2017-12-08

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