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Economic Assessment of the Recreational Value of Ecosystems: Methodological Development and National and Local Application

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  • Antara Sen
  • Amii Harwood
  • Ian Bateman
  • Paul Munday
  • Andrew Crowe
  • Luke Brander
  • Jibonayan Raychaudhuri
  • Andrew Lovett
  • Jo Foden
  • Allan Provins

Abstract

We present a novel methodology for spatially sensitive prediction of outdoor recreation visits and values for different ecosystems. Data on outset and destination characteristics and locations are combined with survey information from over 40,000 households to yield a trip generation function (TGF) predicting visit numbers. A new meta-analysis (MA) of relevant literature is used to predict site specific per-visit values. Combining the TGF and MA models permits spatially explicit estimation of visit numbers and values under present and potential future land use. Applications to the various land use scenarios of the UK National Ecosystem Assessment, as well as to a single site, are presented. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2014

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  • Antara Sen & Amii Harwood & Ian Bateman & Paul Munday & Andrew Crowe & Luke Brander & Jibonayan Raychaudhuri & Andrew Lovett & Jo Foden & Allan Provins, 2014. "Economic Assessment of the Recreational Value of Ecosystems: Methodological Development and National and Local Application," Environmental & Resource Economics, Springer;European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, vol. 57(2), pages 233-249, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:enreec:v:57:y:2014:i:2:p:233-249
    DOI: 10.1007/s10640-013-9666-7
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