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Habitat Scale Mapping of Fisheries Ecosystem Service Values in Estuaries

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dc.contributor.author O'Higgins, Timothy G.
dc.contributor.author Ferraro, Steven P.
dc.contributor.author Dantin, Darrin D.
dc.contributor.author Jordan, Stephen J.
dc.contributor.author Chintala, Marnita M.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-26T19:23:23Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-26T19:23:23Z
dc.date.issued 2010 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/7414
dc.description.abstract "Little is known about the variability of ecosystem service values at spatial scales most relevant to local decision makers. Competing definitions of ecosystem services, the paucity of ecological and economic information, and the lack of standardization in methodology are major obstacles to applying the ecosystem-services approach at the estuary scale. We present a standardized method that combines habitat maps and habitat–faunal associations to estimate ecosystem service values for recreational and commercial fisheries in estuaries. Three case studies in estuaries on the U.S. west coast (Yaquina Bay, Oregon), east coast (Lagoon Pond, Massachusetts), and the Gulf of Mexico (Weeks Bay, Alabama) are presented to illustrate our method’s rigor and limitations using available data. The resulting spatially explicit maps of fisheries ecosystem service values show within and between estuary variations in the value of estuarine habitat types that can be used to make better informed resource-management decisions." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject ecosystems en_US
dc.subject habitats en_US
dc.subject mapping en_US
dc.subject valuation en_US
dc.title Habitat Scale Mapping of Fisheries Ecosystem Service Values in Estuaries en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.subject.sector General & Multiple Resources en_US
dc.identifier.citationjournal Ecology and Society en_US
dc.identifier.citationvolume 15 en_US
dc.identifier.citationnumber 4 en_US

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