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dc.contributor.authorBörger, Tobiasen_UK
dc.contributor.authorHattam, Carolineen_UK
dc.contributor.authorBurdon, Darylen_UK
dc.contributor.authorAtkins, Jonathan Pen_UK
dc.contributor.authorAusten, Melanie Cen_UK
dc.description.abstractIncreasing anthropogenic pressure in the offshore marine environment highlights the need for improved management and conservation of offshore ecosystems. This study scrutinises the applicability of a discrete choice experiment to value the expected benefits arising from the conservation of an offshore sandbank in UK waters. The valuation scenario refers to the UK part of the Dogger Bank, in the southern North Sea, and is based on real-world management options for fisheries, wind farms and marine protection currently under discussion for the site. It is assessed to what extent the general public perceive and value conservation benefits arising from an offshore marine protected area. The survey reveals support for marine conservation measures despite the general public's limited prior knowledge of current marine planning. Results further show significant values for an increase in species diversity, the protection of certain charismatic species and a restriction in the spread of invasive species across the site. Implications for policy and management with respect to commercial fishing, wind farm construction and nature conservation are discussed.en_UK
dc.relationBörger T, Hattam C, Burdon D, Atkins JP & Austen MC (2014) Valuing conservation benefits of an offshore marine protected area. Ecological Economics, 108, pp. 229-241.
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dc.subjectDiscrete choice experimenten_UK
dc.subjectEnvironmental valuationen_UK
dc.subjectDogger Banken_UK
dc.subjectOffshore MPAen_UK
dc.subjectMarine ecosystem servicesen_UK
dc.subjectNorth Seaen_UK
dc.titleValuing conservation benefits of an offshore marine protected areaen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.citation.jtitleEcological Economicsen_UK
dc.type.statusVoR - Version of Recorden_UK
dc.contributor.funderEuropean Commission (Horizon 2020)en_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationPlymouth Marine Laboratoryen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationPlymouth Marine Laboratoryen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Hullen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Hullen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationPlymouth Marine Laboratoryen_UK
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