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Comparing the cost effectiveness of nature-based and coastal adaptation: A case study from the Gulf Coast of the United States
This study applies a quantitative risk assessment framework to assess coastal flood risk (from climate change and economic exposure growth) across the United States Gulf of Mexico coast to compare the cost-effectiveness of different adaptation measures.
Putting a Value on the Ecosystem Services Provided by Forests in the Eastern United States: Case Studies on Natural Capital and Conservation
Analysis of the natural capital value of the protected forests was undertaken using a combination of a 'standard' assessment of the externality value of the property ecosystems, and, to a lesser extent, the defensive expenditures approach. A relatively broad range of natural capital values were calculated, reflecting the diversity of forest types, densities and geographic features.
This study uses high-resolution flood and loss models to quantify the impacts of coastal wetlands in the northeastern USA on (i) regional flood damages by Hurricane Sandy and (ii) local annual flood losses in Barnegat Bay in Ocean County, New Jersey.
Kansas lost approximately $110 million per year (2005 US dollars) of capital value through groundwater withdrawal and changes in aquifer management during the decade spanning 1996–2005.
As part of the U.S. State of Maryland Department of Natural Resources' Genuine Progress Indicator, ecosystem services from forests, wetlands, and the Chesapeake Bay are considered.
Assessing the value of the Central Everglades Planning Project (CEPP) in Everglades restoration: An ecosystem service approach
This study identifies a full range of ecosystem services that could be affected by a restoration project in the central Everglades and monetizes the economic value of a subset of these services using existing data. Findings suggest that the project will potentially increase many ecosystem services that have considerable economic value to society.
Ecosystem Services Valuation to Support Decisionmaking on Public Lands—A Case Study of the San Pedro River Watershed, Arizona
This report details the findings of the Bureau of Land Management–U.S. Geological Survey Ecosystem Services Valuation Pilot Study.
This report shows that in the Gulf of California, fisheries landings are positively related to the local abundance of mangroves and, in particular, to the productive area in the mangrove-water fringe that is used as nursery and/or feeding grounds by many commercial species.