The role of interdisciplinary collaboration for stated preference methods to value marine environmental goods and ecosystem services

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Type: Journal Article
Year of publication: 2017
Date published: 03/2017
Authors: Tobias Börger, Anne Böhnke-Henrichs, Caroline Hattam, Joanna Piwowarczyk, Femke Schasfoort, Melanie Austen
Journal title: Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science
ISSN: 02727714

With the increasing use of environmental valuation methods in coastal, marine and deep-sea settings, there is a growing need for the collaboration of natural scientists and environmental economists. Stated preference valuation methods in particular need to be based on sound natural science information and translate such information to be used in social surveys. This paper uses three applications to make explicit the flow of information between different disciplines in the preparation and implementation of stated preference studies. One approach for facilitating this flow is to increase knowledge and understanding of natural scientists on these methods. To address this, this paper highlights key opportunities and pitfalls and demonstrates those in the context of three case studies. It therefore provides guidance on stated preference valuation for natural scientists rather than for economists.

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