The value of wetlands in protecting southeast Louisiana from hurricane storm surges

The value of wetlands in protecting southeast Louisiana from hurricane storm surges

Primary Country: United States
Ecosystem: wetland
Sample Value Estimates:
  1. $99-$133: A 0.1 increase in wetland continuity per meter reduces property damages for the average affected area analyzed in southeast Louisiana, which includes New Orleans, by $99-$133,
  2. $24-$43: 0.001 increase in vegetation roughness decreases damages by $24-$43
Methodology: combined analysis
Region: Americas / Gulf of Mexico

Publication information

Barbier, Edward B. Georgiou, Ioannis Y.Enchelmeyer, BrianReed, Denise J. “The value of wetlands in protecting southeast Louisiana from hurricane storm surges” PLoS One 8(13):e58715, 2013

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