Predictive ecosystem service valuation model for stakeholders in the private-sector
- As land development changes our built environment, natural resources are being degraded and depleted, with little knowledge of the lasting impacts. A technique to quantify the economic value of ecosystem services in a predictive method would be useful. For corporations to be more responsible, a clear business case in valuing natural systems is needed. Ecologists define the concepts of ecosystem services as the benefits that humans derive from the environment. Currently, there are no U.S. governing accounting standards for valuing ecosystem services. To determine a market price for natural capital and increasing land value of capital assets for preservation, I propose a Predictive Ecosystem Service Valuation Model. The model will integrate work from biogeochemistry with economic valuation theory. Validation of this innovative model will quantify and measure the coupling of nutrients with a valuation to assist in the operational decision-making process for corporate stakeholders.
|Type of resource
|electronic; electronic resource; remote
|1 online resource.
|von Korff, Heidi Joy
|Stanford University, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
|Statement of responsibility
|Heidi Joy von Korff.
|Submitted to the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
|Thesis (Engineering)--Stanford University, 2016.
- © 2016 by Heidi Joy von Korff
- This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial 3.0 Unported license (CC BY-NC).
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