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Effects of Great Barrier Reef degradation on recreational reef-trip demand: a contingent behaviour approach

Kragt, Marit; Roebeling, Peter; Ruijs, Arjan


There is a growing concern that increased nutrient and sediment runoff from river catchments are a potential source of coral reef degradation. Degradation of reefs may affect the number of tourists visiting the reef and, consequently, the economic sectors that rely on healthy reefs for their income generation. This study uses a contingent behaviour approach to estimate the effect of reef degradation on demand for recreational dive and snorkel trips, for a case study of the Great Barrier Reef in...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8489.2007.00444.x


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