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The Effects of Climate Change on the Value of Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems: The Rokua Esker, Northern Finland

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  • Phoebe Koundouri

    (Dept. of International and European Economic Studies, Athens University of Economics and Business)

  • Marva Stithou

    () (University of Stirling, UK)

  • Eva Kougea

    (Athens University of Economics and Business)

  • Pertti Ala-Aho

    (University of Oulu, Department of Process and Environmental Engineering, Water Resources and Environmental Engineering Laboratory, P.O.Box 4300, 90014)

  • Riku Eskelinen

    (University of Oulu, Department of Process and Environmental Engineering, Water Resources and Environmental Engineering Laboratory, P.O.Box 4300, 90014)

  • Timo Karjalainen

    (Thule Institute, University of Oulu, P.O. Box 7300, 90014 University of Oulu, Finland)

  • Bjorn Klove

    () (University of Oulu, Finland)

  • Manuel Pulido-Velazquez

    (Research Institute of Water and Environmental Engineering (IIAMA), Universitat Polit.cnica de Valencia, Camino de Vera s/n, 46022 Valencia, Spain)

  • Kalle Reinikainen

    (Poyry Finland Oy, Tutkijantie 2 A-D, 90590 Oulu, Finland)

  • Pekka Rossi

    (University of Oulu, Department of Process and Environmental Engineering, Water Resources and Environmental Engineering Laboratory, P.O.Box 4300, 90014)

Abstract

Rokua in Northern Finland is a groundwater dependent ecosystem very sensitive to climate change and natural variability. As such, the water level of most of the lakes is a function of the level of the groundwater table of the esker which is naturally recharged. This chapter presents results from an application of a choice experiment and contingent valuation method regarding ground water quantity. General public�s elicited values highlight the importance of water management policy which contributes to the sustainability of groundwater dependent ecosystems.

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  • Phoebe Koundouri & Marva Stithou & Eva Kougea & Pertti Ala-Aho & Riku Eskelinen & Timo Karjalainen & Bjorn Klove & Manuel Pulido-Velazquez & Kalle Reinikainen & Pekka Rossi, "undated". "The Effects of Climate Change on the Value of Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems: The Rokua Esker, Northern Finland," DEOS Working Papers 1213, Athens University of Economics and Business.
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    Choice experiment; Contingent valuation; Climate change; Water quantity; Groundwater dependent ecosystems.;

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