A Meta-analysis of Ecosystem Services Associated with Wetlands in USFWS National Wildlife Refuges
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We conduct a novel meta-analysis of ecosystem service economic valuation results restricted to wetlands of the contiguous US. We focus our analysis on the estimation of benefits that wetlands contribute to water quality and flood and storm protection services. We developed a new statistical approach to enhance the accuracy and flexibility of our meta-analysis while maintaining a systematic approach. Using the new modeling method and the new domestic-oriented wetland valuation database, we estimate ecosystem service values at four case study National Wildlife Refuges.