- Series Information
- List of Contributors
- Introduction: Land as an Integrating Theme in Economics
- Integrating Regional Economic Development Analysis and Land Use Economics
- Technology Adoption and Land Use
- Are Large Metropolitan Areas Still Viable?
- Modeling the Land Use Change with Biofuels
- Modeling the Determinants of Farmland Values in the United States
- Land Use and Sustainable Economic Development: Developing World
- The Economics of Wildlife Conservation
- Connecting Ecosystem Services to Land Use: Implications for Valuation and Policy
- Land Use and Climate Change
- Land Use, Climate Change, and Ecosystem Services
- Fire: An Agent and a Consequence of Land Use Change
- Land Use and Municipal Profiles
- An Assessment of Empirical Methods for Modeling Land Use
- Equilibrium Sorting Models of Land Use and Residential Choice
- Landscape Simulations with Econometric-Based Land Use Models
- An Economic Perspective on Agent-Based Models of Land Use and Land Cover Change
- Spatial Econometric Modeling of Land Use Change
- Using Quasi-Experimental Methods to Evaluate Land Policies: Application to Maryland’s Priority Funding Legislation
- Applying Experiments to Land Economics: Public Information and Auction Efficiency in Ecosystem Service Markets
- Open Space Preservation: Direct Controls and Fiscal Incentives
- Land Conservation in the United States
- European Agri-Environmental Policy: The Conservation and Re-Creation of Cultural Landscapes
- Agri-Environmental Policies: A Comparison of US and EU Experiences
- Stigmatized Sites and Urban Brownfield Redevelopment
- Regulatory Takings
- Eminent Domain and the Land Assembly Problem
- Future Research Directions in Land Economics
- Subject Index
Abstract and Keywords
This chapter describes methods, challenges, and prospects involved in the evaluation of linkages among ecosystem services, land use, and economic values. It begins with a discussion of current research devoted to the analysis, quantification, and valuation of ecosystem services related to land use. This is followed by a review of relationships between methods used for these analyses and the accuracy, precision, and relevance of empirical results. The chapter concludes with two illustrative applications that elucidate some of the challenges faced when linking ecosystem services to land use, as well as the use of resulting information to guide policy. The first application outlines the use of a bioeconomic model to inform land use controls based on ecosystem service provision. The second application illustrates potential mechanisms to incorporate ecosystem service values into landowner choices through the development of prospective payments for ecosystem services.
Robert J. Johnston is Director of the George Perkins Marsh Institute and Professor in the Department of Economics at Clark University.
Stephen K. Swallow is Professor and DelFavero Faculty Fellow in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics and the Center for Environmental Sciences and Engineering at University of Connecticut.
Dana Marie Bauer is Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography and Environment at Boston University.
Emi Uchida is Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental and Natural Resource Economics at University of Rhode Island.
Christopher M. Anderson is Associate Professor in the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences at University of Washington.
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