What do residents and tourists 'value' most in the GBRWHA?

Stoeckl, Natalie, Farr, Marina, and Sakata, Hana (2013) What do residents and tourists 'value' most in the GBRWHA? Report. Reef and Rainforest Research Centre Limited, Cairns, QLD, Australia.

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Abstract

This report is associated with the Tropical Ecosystems NERP Project 10-2: Socioeocnomic systems and reef resilience. The main aim of the project is to improve our understanding of the relationship between the socioeconomic system and the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area (GBRWHA), and it comprises three interrelated activities, the specific objectives of which are to improve our understanding of:

(a) resident views about the relative ‘value’ of key ecosystem services that are provided by the GBRWHA; (b) tourist views about the relative ‘value’ of ecosystem services that are provided by the GBRWHA, and the likely consequence (e.g. fewer visits, less expenditure) of deterioration in some of those services; and (c) the extent to which variations in beef prices and other socioeconomic variables (in conjunction with biophysical variables) influence water quality in the GBR lagoon.

Simplisitically, it is as if objectives A and B seek to learn more about what the GBRWHA does for people, whereas objective C seeks to learn more about what people do to the GBRWHA. This report focuses exclusively on objectives A and B, providing a preliminary overview of the data collected to support those investigations – mainly in the form of descriptive statistics and bar charts. More sophisticated analysis of the data is necessary (given the existence of many confounding and interacting factors), is currently underway and will be reported on separately in future publications.

Item ID: 30660
Item Type: Report (Report)
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Interim report on residential and tourist data collection activities including descriptive data summaries

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ISBN: 978-1-925088-01-4
Funders: National Environmental Research Program: Tropical Ecosystems Hub
Projects and Grants: Project 10.2 Socioeconomic systems and reef resilience
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2016 03:30
FoR Codes: 14 ECONOMICS > 1402 Applied Economics > 140205 Environment and Resource Economics @ 50%
14 ECONOMICS > 1499 Other Economics > 149902 Ecological Economics @ 50%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9605 Ecosystem Assessment and Management > 960507 Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Marine Environments @ 100%
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