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The ecosystem service value of protected areas for cyclone protection in Queensland, Australia

Pert, P.L.; Costanza, Robert; Bohensky, Erin; Butler, James; Kubiszewski, Ida; Sutton, Paul; Maack, Lotta

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Protected areas and the natural environment deliver a wide range of ecosystem services that contribute to human wellbeing. Here we examine the value of protected areas for cyclone and coastal protection in Queensland, Australia. Natural events such as cyclones threaten the health or wellbeing of human society however we can plan to minimize their impacts. Sea level rise, as well as an increase in cyclone intensity and storm surges associated with climate change will result in the erosion of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Book chapter
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/60916
Book Title: Safe Havens: Protected Areas for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation
DOI: 10.13140/2.1.4251.1040

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