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The economic value of ecosystem services in the Great Barrier Reef: our state of knowledge

Stoeckl, Natalie; Hicks, Christina C.; Mills, Morena; Fabricius, Katharina; Esparon, Michelle; Kroon, Frederieke; Kaur, Kamaljit; Costanza, Robert

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This article reviews literature relating to the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) and aims to assess the current state of knowledge about (1) the "value" of ecosystem services (ES) provided by the GBR and (2) the way in which activities that are carried out in regions adjacent to the GBR affect those values. It finds that most GBR valuation studies have concentrated on a narrow range of ES (e.g., tourism and fishing) and that little is known about other ES or about the social, temporal, and spatial...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/30707
Source: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.2010.05892.x

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