The value of coastal wetlands for hurricane protection

The value of coastal wetlands for hurricane protection

Primary Country: United States
Ecosystem: wetland
Sample Value Estimates:
The annual value per hectare of wetlands in the US for hurricane protection in
  1. $7970 / ha / year: Alabama
  2. $7880 / ha / year: Florida
  3. $1749 / ha / year: Louisiana
  4. $2316 / ha / year: Mississippi
  5. $28503.5 / ha / year: Connecticut
  6. $255.8 / ha / year : Delaware
  7. $996 / ha / year : Georgia
  8. $770 / ha / yea: Maine
  9. $510 / ha / year: Maryland
  10. $13,035 / ha / year: Massachusetts
  11. $1451 / ha / year : New Hampshire
  12. $1084 : New Jersey
  13. New York
  14. North Carolina
  15. Pennsylvanian
  16. Rhode Island
  17. South Carolina
  18. Virginia
  19. Texas
Methodology: avoided cost
Region: Americas / Gulf of Mexico/Atlantic
Data source: GecoServ

Publication information

Costanza, R. Perez-Maqueo, O.Martinez, M.Sutton, P.Anderson, S.Mulder, K. “The value of coastal wetlands for hurricane protection” Ambio, 37(4), 241-248., 2008

Addtional Notes

DCA, Multiple Regression with annual frequency of storms

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