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LEEP Seminar: Eliciting values for complex goods: community preferences for the marine environment

Dr Katrina Davis will present her study on community preferences for the marine environment

The Land, Environment, Economics and Policy Institute (LEEP) seminar
Date18 July 2017
Time11:30 to 12:30
PlaceQueens Building MR2

Managers and the general public may have different preferences for marine management. This implies that expert-driven planning approaches may not attract the necessary public support to achieve biodiversity objectives. To understand public preferences for management, we elicited spatially explicit non-market values for marine ecological features in South-East Queensland in Australia. Our survey revealed that the Queensland population has higher existence values for different habitat types; for example, sea grass areas were valued twice as much as inshore reef areas.


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