Mapping of Forest Biodiversity Values: A Plural Perspective

29 Pages Posted: 29 Jan 2009 Last revised: 26 Feb 2014

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Elena Ojea

Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3)

Paulo A. L. D. Nunes

University of Padua - Dipartimento Territorio e Sistemi Agro Forestali (TeSAF)

Maria L. Loureiro

Istituto Universitario de Estudos e Desenvolvemento de Galicia (IDEGA), Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

Date Written: January 28, 2009

Abstract

The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment is built on a conceptual framework that links biodiversity to the services ecosystems provide to society. Based on this framework, we first compile market and non-market forest valuation studies and, secondly, explore the potential of an econometric modeling exercise by conducting a world wide meta-analysis. This exercise aims to highlight the mapping of biodiversity indicators and assesses their respective role on the valuation exercise. Our results show that biodiversity loss is having an effect on forest ecosystem values. In addition, these effects reveal to be dependent on the type of services and global geo-climatic regions.

Keywords: Millennium Ecosystems Approach, Biodiversity Loss, Meta-Analysis, Market Valuation, Non-Market Valuation, Forests

JEL Classification: Q57

Suggested Citation

Ojea, Elena and Dias Nunes, Paulo Augusto and Loureiro, Maria L., Mapping of Forest Biodiversity Values: A Plural Perspective (January 28, 2009). FEEM Working Paper No. 4.2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1334113 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1334113

Elena Ojea

Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3) ( email )

Gran Vía 35-2
Bilbao, Vizcaya 48009
Spain

HOME PAGE: http://www.bc3research.org

Paulo Augusto Dias Nunes (Contact Author)

University of Padua - Dipartimento Territorio e Sistemi Agro Forestali (TeSAF) ( email )

Legnaro, Padova 35020
Italy

Maria L. Loureiro

Istituto Universitario de Estudos e Desenvolvemento de Galicia (IDEGA), Universidade de Santiago de Compostela ( email )

Complejo Docente - Campus Universitario de Lugo
Lugo, A Coruña 15704
Spain

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