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Author Bergh, Jeroen C. J. M. van den, 1965- author
Title Spatial ecological-economic analysis for wetland management : modelling and scenario evaluation of land use / Jeroen C.J.M. van den Bergh, Aat Barendregt, Alison J. Gilbert
Imprint Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2004
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Descript 1 online resource (xiv, 239 pages) : digital, PDF file(s)
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Note Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Wetlands and science -- Integrated modelling and assessment -- Theoretical framework and method of integrated study -- The Vecht area : history, problems and policy -- Development scenarios for the Vecht area -- The spatial-ecological model : hydrology and ecology -- The spatial-economic model : agriculture, nature conservation and outdoor recreation -- Performance indicators for the evaluation -- Evaluation of the scenarios -- Conclusions : policy and research implications
This book was first published in 2004. Wetlands are very sensitive and valuable ecosystems that are subject to much stress from human activities. The study presented here has developed an innovative triple layer framework for analysis of wetland management. This approach provides support for spatial matching between physical planning, hydrological and ecological processes, and economic activities. The authors describe how integrated modelling at the regional scale can be achieved in practice. Following an introduction to wetlands, theoretical aspects of the contributing disciplines are discussed, as well as various aspects of integrated and spatial modelling. An applied integrated assessment of spatial wetland management for the Vecht area between Amsterdam and Utrecht is then presented. This assessment has resulted in a set of linked hydrological, ecological and economic models, formulated at the level of grids and polders, and various types of evaluations and rankings of scenarios. The results indicate the value of maintaining spatial detail for as long as possible
TAEBDC; 2009
Link Print version: 9780521822305
Subject Wetland management -- Economic aspects
Environmental economics
Alt Author Barendregt, Aat, 1951- author
Gilbert, Alison J., author
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