Global values of coastal ecosystem services: A spatial economic analysis of shoreline protection values

Global values of coastal ecosystem services: A spatial economic analysis of shoreline protection values

Primary Country: global
Ecosystem: shores
Sample Value Estimates:
(a) values of shoreline protection range from 0.4-1998.2 US$/ha/year in 2003 and (b) 0.51-2529.9 US$/ha/year in 2013. The GDP per capita has a positive and significant correlation with the economic value of coastal ecosystem. The population density of the study area does not significantly correlate with the economic value of coastal ecosystem. The negative and significant correlation between the economic value of coastal ecosystem and the size of ecosystem, suggests the presence of diminishing marginal returns to ecosystem size. Storm frequency and wind speed were significant in the analysis, positively increasing the ecosystem service value.
Methodology: Meta-analytic regression: Single and multivariable analysis, Benefit transfer
Region: Multiple

Publication information

Rao, N.S. A. GhermandiR. Portela X. Wang “Global values of coastal ecosystem services: A spatial economic analysis of shoreline protection values” Ecosystem Services 11: 95-105, 2015

Addtional Notes

 

This study is the first systematic attempt to examine and map the economic value of shoreline protection as provided by three major coastal ecosystem types coastal wetlands, mangroves and coral reefsworldwide. 

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