OMNR HQ Robinson Pl South Tower 4th Flr S, 300 Water St, Peterborough, ON K9J 8M5
Following up from the 2009 CASIOPA webinar on general Human Dimensions, this workshop focused on the various techniques that have been used to yield economic valuations for natural or protected areas. Will WIstowsky of OMNR was the driving force behind this workshop – thanks Will!
The briefing on this workshop is available here:
2010 CASIOPA Economic Valuation Workshop Briefing
We learned how to accomplish economic valuations and presenters showed case studies of where this has been used, and what the criticisms of such analyses are.
The meeting keyed in on the existence values – “Out of Site but Not Out of Mind”: the relative importance of protected areas to non-visitors.
This was primarily an e-conference but we were pleased to welcome leading edge presenters from around the world!
Will Wistowsky, Eric Miller & Peter Masson (Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources) started us off with a discussion of how OMNR performs economic valuation of protected areas and how it would like to expand.
We then focused on Challenges and opportunities for using ecosystem service valuation in protected areas management. We were joined for this talk by Austin Troy, Shelley Cole, Dave Saah, and Matthew Wilson (University of Vermont [AT], Spatial Informatics Group LLC [SC & DS], & CH2M [MW])
Marta Ceroni, Ferdinando Villa, Kenneth Bagstad
(University of Vermont)
The Artificial Intelligence for Ecosystem Services (ARIES) approach to ecosystem services assessment and valuation
A Proposed Analytical Framework for Integrating Ecological Goods & Services in Policy Decisions
(University of Chile)
alternative approaches to economic valuation.
discussion of how economic valuation can dovetail with ecological research – focusing on some case examples.
(University of Guelph)
“Conjoint and discrete choice designs for managing paradoxes”. The biggest challenge is to understand what we are asking people to do trade-offs in terms of parks and protected areas (interesting one thing that is sometimes lacking in protected area surveys is to ask a subject if they even care about the questions).
(University of Alberta)
Environmental Valuation – Principles, Priorities and Perils