Coastal and marine ecosystem services valuation for policy and management: managed realignment case studies in England

Coastal and marine ecosystem services valuation for policy and management: managed realignment case studies in England

Primary Country: United Kingdom
Ecosystem: wetland
Sample Value Estimates:
  1. £621/ha/yr: Humber case study areas in 2005
  2. £6347/£4429 per year: Annual aggregate WTP for use and non-use values, use values only for Blackwater case study areas for 2007: for 'policy targets' scenario
  3. £7708/£5790 per year for 'deep green' scenarion (
  4. £8348/£6430 per year for 'extended deep green' scenario Various carbon prices: £222, £45 and £4/tC for Humber in 2005; £230, £30, £15, and £7/tC for Blackwater in 2007.
Data source: Thank you to the Plymouth Marine Lab for directing us to this study

Publication information

Luisetti, Tiziana Turner, R. Kerry Bateman, Ian J. Morse-Jones, Sian Adams, Christopher Fonseca, Leila “Coastal and marine ecosystem services valuation for policy and management: managed realignment case studies in England” Ocean & Coastal Management, 54: 212-224, 2011

Addtional Notes

Newly created salt marshes (managed realignment sites) on the Humber and Blackwater, UK.

For Humber case study areas, benefit transfer values determined from a meta-analysis on wetland values (Woodward and Wui, 2001). 

For Blackwater case study areas, 

an in situ, site-specific choice experiment with 508 participants (346 'near' area and 162 'far' area) was used, involving expressions of WTP (based on an increase in annual council tax) associated with a status quo policy or other policies.

Newly created salt marshes (managed realignment sites) on the Humber and Blackwater, UK.

Net carbon burial was estimated (assuming 1.5mm and 6mm sedimentation rates generating 0.266/t/ha/yr and 3.347/t/ha/yr in areas with relic and spartina marsh respectively) and valued with the damage cost avoided method using various carbon prices. 

 

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