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

Luisetti, Tiziana, Turner, R. Kerry, Bateman, Ian J., Morse-Jones, Sian, Adams, Christopher and Fonseca, Leila (2011) Coastal and marine ecosystem services valuation for policy and management: Managed realignment case studies in England. Ocean and Coastal Management, 54 (3). pp. 212-224. ISSN 1873-524X

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Abstract

The recognition of the economic value of nature and the services it provides to humanity has become increasingly essential in the context of coastal zone management. In this paper we review the progress to date on both the necessary conceptual framework and empirical valuation studies required to bolster decision support systems (DSS) targeted at integrated coastal zone management goals. We highlight the importance of using an ecosystem services approach and recommend some basic sequential, although overlapping, analytical steps for appropriate environmental valuation and policy assessment: spatial explicitness; marginal changes; double counting; non-linearities; and threshold effects. We illustrate the practical use of the DSS by reviewing an existing UK case study on managed coastal realignment along the Eastern coast of England, and a new UK case study on managed realignment implemented in a southern area on the same coast. Comparing the two studies, the importance of spatial explicitness and the need for a sequential decision support system when dealing with ecosystem services valuation and project policy appraisal become particularly evident.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
Depositing User: Rosie Cullington
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2011 12:25
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2019 13:29
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/20359
DOI: 10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2010.11.003

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