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dc.contributor.authorPatton, D. A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorBergstrom, John C.en_US
dc.contributor.authorCovich, A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorMoore , R.en_US
dc.contributor.editorCarroll, G. Deniseen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-30T21:20:31Z
dc.date.available2013-01-30T21:20:31Z
dc.date.issued2011-04
dc.identifier.isbn0-9794100-2-9
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1853/46042
dc.descriptionProceedings of the 2011 Georgia Water Resources Conference, April 11, 12, and 13, 2011, Athens, Georgia.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe USFWS manages the National Wildlife Refuge System, which is the world’s premier example of public lands designated for their wildlife habitat value. We examine the feasibility of estimating the economic value of ecosystem services supported by wetlands in the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) in Southeast Georgia, using existing economic and ecological information. Estimates of economic values from flows of ecosystem services are intended to augment the NWR economic impact data analysis currently used and implemented by the USFWS. We specifically examine wetlands in the Okefenokee NWR and estimate gross economic values for the following subset of ecosystem services which have received a relatively strong treatment in the valuation literature: flood control, nutrient cycling, recreational fishing and hunting, wildlife observation, and commercial fishing. We use benefit transfer techniques with multiple-regression coefficients taken from two published meta-analysis studies (Brander, et al., 2006, Woodward and Wui, 2001,) to predict valuation results. Due to a rejection of the hypothesis of convergent validity across primary valuation estimators in the original meta-analysis studies, we present a series of value estimates, each conditional on regression predictions for a particular primary valuation technique. Additionally, we separately predict the net present value of wetland carbon pools for the supporting ecosystem service, carbon dioxide storage. Using benefit transfer values or prices for a unit mass of stored carbon dioxide derived from carbon market prices and Nordhaus 1991, we estimate the gross welfare effects of stored carbon in wetlands of the Okefenokee NWR. Our results are presented as partial, gross economic values attributable to NWR designation. We discuss the applicability of partial as well as gross economic values.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipSponsored by: Georgia Environmental Protection Division U.S. Geological Survey, Georgia Water Science Center U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia Water Resources Institute The University of Georgia, Water Resources Facultyen_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityThis book was published by Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602-2152. The views and statements advanced in this publication are solely those of the authors and do not represent official views or policies of The University of Georgia, the U.S. Geological Survey, the Georgia Water Research Institute as authorized by the Water Research Institutes Authorization Act of 1990 (P.L. 101-307) or the other conference sponsors.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesGWRI2011. Environmental Protectionen_US
dc.subjectWater resources managementen_US
dc.subjectWetlandsen_US
dc.subjectEconomic benefitsen_US
dc.subjectRecreationen_US
dc.subjectNutrient cyclingen_US
dc.subjectCarbon storageen_US
dc.subjectFlood controlen_US
dc.titleA Conceptual Framework and Benefit Transfer for Valuation of Select Ecosystem Goods and Services Provided by the Wetlands of the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refugeen_US
dc.typeProceedingsen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameUniversity of Georgia. Dept. of Agricultural and Applied Economicsen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameUniversity of Georgia. School of Ecologyen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameDaniel B. Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resourcesen_US
dc.publisher.originalWarnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, The University of Georgiaen_US


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