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A new approach to the problem of overlapping values: A case study in Australia's Great Barrier Reef

Stoeckl, Natalie; Farr, Marina; Larson, Silva; Adams, Vanessa; Kubiszewski, Ida; Esparon, Michelle; Costanza, Robert

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Estimating the value of entire ecosystems in monetary units is difficult because they are complex systems composed of non-linear, interdependent components and the value of the services they produce are interdependent and overlapping. Using the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) as a case study, this paper explores a new 'whole ecosystem' approach to assessing both the importance (to overall quality of life) and the monetary value of various community-defined benefits, some of which align with various...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/76032
Source: Ecosystem Services
DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoser.2014.09.005

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