The Value of Wetland Ecosystem Services in Europe: An Application of GIS and Meta-Analysis for Value Transfer

O Kuik, L Brander, A Ghermandi, Anil Markandya, S Navrud, P Nunes, M Schaafsma, H Vos, A Wagtendonk

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Abstract

This paper proposes a methodology for scaling up ecosystem service values and illustrates the procedure with a transfer of wetland values to a European scale. The proposed methodology makes use of meta-analysis to produce a value function. The parameters of the value function include spatial variables on wetland location, size, type, abundance, GDP per capita, and population density. A GIS is used to construct a database of European wetland sites with information on these spatial variables. Site-specific values are estimated using the meta-analytic value function. The proposed method is shown to be practicable and to produce reasonably reliable value estimates.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2009
Event17th Annual Conference of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE) - Amsterdam
Duration: 24 Jun 200927 Jun 2009

Conference

Conference17th Annual Conference of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE)
CityAmsterdam
Period24/06/0927/06/09

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