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dc.contributor.authorDavis, KJ
dc.contributor.authorBinner, A
dc.contributor.authorBell, A
dc.contributor.authorDay, B
dc.contributor.authorPoate, T
dc.contributor.authorRees, S
dc.contributor.authorSmith, G
dc.contributor.authorWilson, K
dc.contributor.authorBateman, I
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-01T11:36:28Z
dc.date.issued2018-10-31
dc.description.abstractCoastal ecosystems, such as saltmarsh, produce a range of ecosystem services that underpin human well-being. In the UK, and globally, saltmarsh extent and quality is declining due to coastal squeeze, deteriorating water quality, and agricultural activities. Here, we develop a general framework to evaluate changes in coastal defence. Using this framework, we identify priority areas for saltmarsh re-alignment: re-creation of saltmarsh in areas that have been saltmarsh in the past – but that have been claimed for a variety of land uses, particularly agriculture. We base our re-alignment prioritisation on the ecosystem services provided by saltmarsh in the North Devon Biosphere Reserve: specifically carbon sequestration and recreational benefits, and the economic values of those services. We compare potential economic benefits with the economic costs of creating new saltmarsh areas – specifically lost agricultural output, property damages and direct re-alignment costs. We identify a number of priority areas for managed re-alignment that generate high recreational values in areas where properties would not be damaged. These findings provide a necessary and timely analysis for the managers of the North Devon Biosphere Reserve. Furthermore, we outline a comprehensive methodology to plan future management of coastal zones.en_GB
dc.description.sponsorshipThis research formed part of the Valuing Nature Programme (valuing-nature.net) which is funded by the Natural Environment Research Council, the Economic and Social Research Council, the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.en_GB
dc.identifier.citationPublished online 31 October 2018en_GB
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/21606544.2018.1537197
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10871/34585
dc.language.isoenen_GB
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis (Routledge)en_GB
dc.rights© 2018 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.en_GB
dc.subjectCoastal planningen_GB
dc.subjectecosystem servicesen_GB
dc.subjectmanaged re-alignmenten_GB
dc.subjectnatural capitalen_GB
dc.subjectopportunity costsen_GB
dc.subjectsaltmarshen_GB
dc.titleA generalizable integrated natural capital methodology for targeting investment in coastal defenceen_GB
dc.typeArticleen_GB
dc.date.available2018-11-01T11:36:28Z
dc.descriptionThis is the final version. Available on open access from Taylor & Francis via the DOI in this recorden_GB
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Environmental Economics & Policyen_GB


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