The role of interdisciplinary collaboration for stated preference methods to value marine environmental goods and ecosystem services
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With the increasing use of environmental valuation methods in coastal, marine and deep-sea settings, there is a growing need for the collaboration of natural scientists and environmental economists. Stated preference valuation methods in particular need to be based on sound natural science information and translate such information to be used in social surveys. This paper uses three applications to make explicit the flow of information between different disciplines in the preparation and implementation of stated preference studies. One approach for facilitating this flow is to increase knowledge and understanding of natural scientists on these methods. To address this, this paper highlights key opportunities and pitfalls and demonstrates those in the context of three case studies. It therefore provides guidance on stated preference valuation for natural scientists rather than for economists.
Börger , T , Böhnke-Henrichs , A , Hattam , C , Piwowarczyk , J , Schasfoort , F & Austen , M C 2018 , ' The role of interdisciplinary collaboration for stated preference methods to value marine environmental goods and ecosystem services ' Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science , vol 201 , pp. 140-151 . DOI: 10.1016/j.ecss.2017.03.009
Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science
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This study was funded by the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007–2013) within the Ocean of Tomorrow call under Grant Agreement No.266445 for the project Vectors of Change in Oceans and Seas Marine Life, Impact on Economic Sectors (VECTORS).
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