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- Engeman, R.M.; Duquesnel, J.A.; Cowan, E.M.; Smith, H.T.; Shwiff, S.A.; Karlin, M.
- Journal of coastal research 2008 v.24 no.2 pp. 527-532
- habitat destruction; estimation; bioeconomic models; contingent valuation; habitat conservation; cost benefit analysis; anthropogenic activities; ecological restoration; aquatic habitat; boats; aquatic plants; Florida
- ... Seagrass bed habitat is an important biotic community in decline worldwide. Boat damage has long been recognized for its negative impacts on shallow-water seagrass beds, with those along the Florida coast particularly vulnerable in the face of a large human population possessing a large number of boats. Boat scars to seagrass beds recover slowly, resulting in new damage that often outpaces recover ...
- Lee, Donna J.; Adams, Damian C.; Kim, C.S.
- Forest policy and economics 2009 v.11 no.4 pp. 237-243
- forests; conservation areas; invasive species; weed control; wildlife habitats; outdoor recreation; cost benefit analysis; forest policy; economic impact; bioeconomic models; environmental policy; geographical distribution; Florida
- ... Public conservation forestlands protect natural resources, provide wildlife habitat, and service a multi-billion dollar recreation industry. Invasive upland plants (IPs) threaten to dramatically reduce the flow of goods and services from these lands. In the late 1990s, a Florida (USA) state program began combating IPs on public conservation lands. By 2007, the program had controlled roughly 1/3 of ...