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The value of China's coastal wetlands and seawalls for storm protection

Liu, Xin; Wang, Yebao; Costanza, Robert; Kubiszewski, Ida; Xu, Ning; Geng, Ruiying; Yuan, Mei-Hua


China has relied on seawalls for storm protection along its coasts for decades. In contrast, the storm protection functions of coastal wetlands are often ignored by decision makers in China. We examined 127 historical storms with consequent economic loss to China from 1989 to 2016 and estimated the value of coastal wetlands with controlling for seawalls for storm protection. A regression model with the natural log of damage per unit gross domestic product in the storm swath as the dependent...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: Ecosystem Services


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