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A summary of ecosystem service economic valuation methods and recommendations for future studies

Abstract
This short working paper summarizes ecosystem service economic valuation methods. The paper begins with an introduction to ecosystem services, and then describes the various methods that can be used to value them. An extensive literature review was carried out, illustrating those ecosystem service studies that attempted to value three or more ecosystem services using original data and more than one valuation method. Recommendations are then offered on how to conduct ecosystem service valuation studies.
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Working Paper
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Department of Economics Working Paper Series
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Kaval, P. (2010). A summary of ecosystem service economic valuation methods and recommendations for future studies. (Department of Economics Working Paper Series, Number 10/02). Hamilton, New Zealand: University of Waikato.
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2010-04
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