Examples

Value of wetlands

Brander, L., Brouwer, R. and Wagtendonk, A., 2013. Economic valuation of regulating services provided by wetlands in agricultural landscapes: A meta-analysis. Ecological Engineering 56, 89-96.

This study uses meta-regression to produce a value function for wetland regulating services including flood control, water supply, and nutrient recycling. This function can then be used to transfer those values to other wetland sites.

Value of the Prairie Pothole Region

Gascoigne, W.R., Hoag, D., Koontz, L., B.A., Shaffer, T.L., Gleason, R.A., 2011. Valuing ecosystem and economic services across land-use scenarios in the Prairie Pothole Region of the Dakotas, USA. Ecological Economics 70, 1715-1725.

Using value transfer methods, this study monetizes the economic value of carbon sequestration, reduced sedimentation, and waterfowl production across various land-use scenarios in the Prairie Pothole Region of North and South Dakota.

Value of the U.S. National Wildlife Refuge System

Ingraham, M.W. and Foster, S.G., 2008. The value of ecosystem services provided by the US National Wildlife Refuge System in the contiguous US. Ecological Economics 67(4), 608-618.

The value of the U.S. National Wildlife Refuge System in the contiguous U.S. is calculated using a point estimate benefit transfer approach for climate regulation, disturbance prevention, freshwater regulation and supply, waste assimilation and nutrient regulation, and habitat provision.

Value of clean water

Iovanna, R. and Griffiths, C., 2006. Clean water, ecological benefits, and benefits transfer: a work in progress at the US EPA. Ecological Economics 60(2), 473-482.

This article overviews seven separate Environmental Protection Agency applications of the benefit transfer approach to estimating the total economic value of clean water as they apply to the Clean Water Act. Common concerns and recurring themes are discussed so that similar analyses can be more efficient in the future.

Value of sea otter population expansion

Loomis, J., 2006. Estimating recreation and existence values of sea otter expansion in California using benefit transfer. Coastal Management 34(4), 387-404.

This study uses a point estimate benefit transfer and a meta-regression function transfer to quantify the economic benefits, including tourism and existence values, associated with the expansion of sea otter populations along the Santa Barbara coast.

Value of recreational fishing in mining areas

Mazzotta, M., Wainger, L., Sifleet, S., Petty, J.T. and Rashleigh, B., 2015. Benefit transfer with limited data: An application to recreational fishing losses from surface mining. Ecological Economics 119, 384-398.

By integrating a recreational fishing demand model with an ecological model and a meta-regression utility model, this study estimates the economic losses associated with the partial and complete use of existing surface mining permits.

Value of Georgia's private forests

Moore, R., Williams, T., Rodriguez, E. and Hepinstall-Cymerman, J., 2013. Using nonmarket valuation to target conservation payments: An example involving Georgia's private forests. Journal of Forestry 111(4), 261-270

This study utilizes a point estimate benefit transfer method and an original stated choice experiment to value Georgia's private forests to compare the results, focusing on the differences in payment and priority results between the two. This study provides valuable insights for caution when embarking on benefit transfer or state choice analyses.

Value of Everglades restoration

Richardson, L., Keefe, K., Huber, C., Racevskis, L., Reynolds, G., Thourot, S., and Miller, I., 2014. Assessing the value of the Central Everglades Planning Project (CEPP) in Everglades restoration: an ecosystem service approach. Ecological Economics 107, 366-277.

Conducted for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the South Florida Water Management District, this study uses benefit transfer methods to quantify the economic value of ecosystem services that could be affected by restoration activities in South Florida's Everglades.

Value of Petroglyph National Monument

Ulibarri, C.A. and Ulibarri, V.C., 2010. Benefit-transfer valuation of a cultural heritage site: the Petroglyph National Monument. Environment and Development Economics 15(1), 39-57.

Benefit transfer techniques are utilized to estimate the value of the Petroglyph National Monument in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Value categories include willingness-to-pay for preservation of cultural heritage, hiking, and viewing rock art sites.

Value of water quality improvements

Van Houtven, G., Powers, J. and Pattanayak, S.K., 2007. Valuing water quality improvements in the United States using meta-analysis: Is the glass half-full or half-empty for national policy analysis? Resource and Energy Economics 29(3), 206-228.

This study used meta-regression to identify the relationships between willingness-to-pay for water quality improvements and important independent variables. This research also serves as a guide to conducting primary research that facilitates its use in future meta-analyses.

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