Chapter 19. Economic Approaches to the Value of Tropical Rainforests

  1. Nigel E. Stork Chair Head Associate Dean CEO Director Member4 and
  2. Stephen M. Turton Executive Director Associate Professor Director Councillor5
  1. Ian Curtis1,2,3,†

Published Online: 2 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444300321.ch19

Living in a Dynamic Tropical Forest Landscape

Living in a Dynamic Tropical Forest Landscape

How to Cite

Curtis, I. (2008) Economic Approaches to the Value of Tropical Rainforests, in Living in a Dynamic Tropical Forest Landscape (eds N. E. Stork and S. M. Turton), Blackwell Publishing, Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444300321.ch19

Editor Information

  1. 4

    School of Resource Management and Geography, Faculty of Land and Food Resources, University of Melborne, Burnley Campus, Richmond, Victoria, Australia

  2. 5

    Australian Tropical Forest Institute, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, James Cook University, Cairns, Queensland, Australia

Author Information

  1. 1

    Nature Conservation Trust of New South Wales, Queensland, Australia

  2. 2

    SMEC Australia Pty Limited, Townsville, Queensland, Australia

  3. 3

    School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, James Cook University, Queensland, Australia

  1. The authors were participants of Cooperative Research Centre for Tropical Ecology and Management

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 23 APR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405156431

Online ISBN: 9781444300321

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Keywords:

  • Economic Approaches To The Value Of Tropical Rainforests;
  • NSW Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC);
  • economic valuation procedures;
  • closed canopy wet tropical forests and economic valuation procedures;
  • contingent valuation method (CVM);
  • willingness to pay (WTP) procedures;
  • marginal opportunity cost in terms of annual net revenue foregone;
  • Wet Tropics of Queensland

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Economic valuation procedures

  • Property rights

  • Recent work in the Wet Tropics of Queensland

  • Other work in Australia and overseas

  • Summary

  • References