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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Valuing changes in forest biodiversity
Authors: Czajkowski, Mikolaj
Buszko-Briggs, Malgorzata
Hanley, Nicholas
Contact Email: n.d.hanley@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: Biodiversity
Forests
Valuation
Eastern Europe
Choice experiments
Issue Date: Oct-2009
Publisher: Elsevier for the International Society for Ecological Economics
Citation: Czajkowski M, Buszko-Briggs M & Hanley N (2009) Valuing changes in forest biodiversity, Ecological Economics, 68 (12), pp. 2910-2917.
Abstract: The paper attempts to improve current understanding of the economic value of biodiversity. Instead of the prevailing approach of using only one indicator of biodiversity (typically, species richness) we provide evidence that it is possible to value changes in a number of attributes which describe complex characteristics of biodiversity, based on ecological knowledge. The attributes used include structural, species and functional diversity. The empirical application is a choice experiment study conducted in the Bialowieza Forest, Poland: our study is therefore also one of the first to cast light on the value of biodiversity protection in Eastern Europe. Interestingly, respondents valued passive protection regimes resulting in preservation of natural ecological processes. In addition, the respondents seemed to be concerned with the means, and not only the results of protection programmes.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/11707
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolecon.2009.06.016
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Affiliation: University of Warsaw
Forest Research Institute, Poland
Economics

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