Maraseni, Tek Narayan and Cockfield, Geoff and Apan, Armando (2005) Valuing ecosystem services from forests: a multidisplinary field-based approach. In: IUFRO World Congress: Forests in the Balance: Linking Tradition and Technology, 8-13 Aug 2005, Brisbane, Australia.
There are a number of land-use regimes in the world. Within forest land-use there are different management strategies. There are diverse views about the superiority of one regime or strategy over the others. The resulting debates cannot be solved from the current body of literature as there need to be net economic values of both marketed and non-marketed good and services in order to compare the outcomes from different management regimes. Because of the uncertainty of methodology and the difficulty in calculations, researchers are often limited to the valuation of marketed goods of forest and non-marketed values are not taken into account. Consequently, total goods and services from forests are undervalued and their contribution to the national output has been underestimated. As a result, decisions on forest land-use have been biased in favour of other land-use options. This paper reports on the development and testing of a method for evaluating the net benefits from forest that incorporates primary data on carbon sequestration rates, and biodiversity and soil conservations values. This data can then be used to develop optimal production regimes.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Poster)|
|Additional Information:||Authors retain copyright.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||carbon sequestration; biodiversity; soil protection; community forestry|
|Subjects:||300000 Agricultural, Veterinary and Environmental Sciences > 300600 Forestry Sciences
300000 Agricultural, Veterinary and Environmental Sciences > 300800 Environmental Sciences > 300899 Environmental Sciences not elsewhere classified
|Depositing User:||epEditor USQ|
|Date Deposited:||12 Oct 2007 05:25|
|Last Modified:||02 Jul 2013 22:52|
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