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Main Title Estimating the economic value of natural coastal wetlands : a cautionary note /
Author Shabman, Leonard A.,
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Batie, Sandra S.
Publisher Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Department of Agricultural Economics,
Year Published 1977
OCLC Number 03940542
Subjects Wetlands--Economic aspects--Virginia ; Coastal zone management--Virginia
Additional Subjects Wetlands--Economic aspects--Virginia ; Coastal zone management--Virginia ; National Sea Grant Program--Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
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EJAM WTD GC57.2.V6 no.77-06 Wetlands Collection Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 06/18/1999
Collation v, 21 leaves ; 28 cm
"August, 1977." "VPI-SG-77-06." Part of a series of project papers under the general title: Alternative management strategies for Virginia's coastal wetlands. "This report is a slightly expanded version of an article entitled 'Economic values of natural coastal wetlands : a critique' by Leonard A. Shabman and Sandra S. Batie to be published in a forthcoming issue of the Coastal zone management journal." Includes bibliographical references (leaves 20-21). NOAA Office of Sea Grant
Contents Notes
Public involvement with the management and use of wetlands resources has stimulated interest in obtaining monetary evaluation of the nonmarket ecological services of wetlands in order to better weigh the benefits and costs of altering wetlands. The most prominent study to date that evaluates wetlands is Gosselink, Odum and Pope's (GOP) The Value of the Tidal Marsh. There are, however, serious problems with that study that have not been recognized by the current users of those estimates. This report is a critique of the methodology used in the Value of the Tidal Marsh; it identifies the major conceptual errors in the methodology and demonstrates that there is reason to be skeptical of the estimates of the economic value of marshland.