Choice experiment assessment of public preferences for forest structural attributes
PBN-AR
Instytucja
Wydział Nauk Ekonomicznych (Uniwersytet Warszawski)
Informacje podstawowe
Główny język publikacji
en
Czasopismo
ECOLOGICAL ECONOMICS
ISSN
0921-8009
EISSN
Wydawca
ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
DOI
URL
Rok publikacji
2015
Numer zeszytu
Strony od-do
8-23
Numer tomu
119
Identyfikator DOI
Liczba arkuszy
Autorzy
Pozostali autorzy
+ 1
Słowa kluczowe
en
Forest characteristics
Recreational value
Choice modeling
Forest management
Streszczenia
Język
en
Treść
Combining the approach used in landscape research with non-market valuation techniques, the aim of this study is to document human habitat selection for recreational purposes in a gradient of forest naturalness. The results indicate that respondents prefer older stands with vertical layering, irregularly spaced trees and a greater number of tree species. Our study thus indicates that forests that are managed (or left unmanaged) for biodiversity purposes are also likely to be attractive to humans. To conclude, while greater management intensity was associated with higher disutility regardless of the model employed, we do not perceive a risk of conflict between forest management designed to protect biodiversity and management targeting recreational value. Consequently, there is a need for spatially differentiated forest management that discriminates among different functions. The state ownership of all larger Polish forest massifs makes this zoning approach feasible.
Cechy publikacji
ORIGINAL_ARTICLE
Inne
System-identifier
611726