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"Economics and Ecological Risk Assessment: Applications to Watershed Management provides a multidisciplinary approach to environmental decision making at the watershed level. The book is accessible to a broad audience as it introduces the fields of ecological risk assessment (ERA) and economic analysis for the lay reader and discusses their application to the practice of watershed management. It presents a general framework for the integration of ERA and economic analysis to improve environmental management in a diversity of watersheds."--BOOK JACKET. Read more... Content: Watershed planning and management in the United States / Richard A. Cole, Timothy D. Feather, and Joy D. Muncy -- Introduction to ecological risk assessment in watersheds / Randall J.F. Bruins and Matthew T. Heberling -- A framework for risk analysis for ecological restoration projects in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers ; Appendix 4-A : Example application of risk analysis to a USACE ecological restoration project / Heida L. Diefenderfer, Ronald M. Thom, and Keith Hofseth -- Introduction to economic analysis in watersheds ; Appendix 5-A : Discussion of stated preference methods used in three case studies / Matthew T. Heberling and Randall J.F. Bruins -- Ecological and economic analysis for water quality standards ; Appendix 6-A : Using multimetric indices to define the integrity of stream biological assemblages and instream habitat / Randall J.F. Bruins and Matthew T. Heberling -- Decision-making and uncertainty in ambient water quality management / Leonard A. Shabman -- Scaling environmental restoration to offset injury using habitat equivalency analysis / P. David Allen II, David J. Chapman, and Diana Lane -- Conceptual approach for integrated watershed management ; Appendix 9-A : Discussion of existing frameworks that have been applied to watershed management ; Appendix 9-B : Sociocultural assessment methods / Randall J.F. Bruins, Matthew T. Heberling, and Tara A. Maddock -- Evaluating development alternatives for a high-quality stream threatened by urbanization : Big Darby Creek watershed / O. Homer Erekson ... [et al.] -- Valuing biodiversity in a rural valley : Clinch and Powell River watershed ; Appendix 11-A : Random utility model ; Appendix 11-B : Excerpt from survey administered by the University of Tennessee : explanation of hypothetical agricultural policies and their potential impacts / Steve Stewart ... [et al.] -- Seeking solutions for interstate conflict over water and endangered species : Platte River watershed ; Appendix 12-A : Summary of survey response information used to calculate utility of environmental management policy options for the Central Platte River floodplain / Raymond J. Supalla ... [et al.] -- An ecological economic model for integrated scenario analysis : anticipating change in the Hudson River watershed / Jon D. Erickson ... [et al.] -- Determining economic tradeoffs among ecological services : planning for ecological restoration in the Lower Fox River and Green Bay / Jeffery K. Lazo ... [et al.] -- The habitat-based replacement cost method : building on habitat equivalency analysis to inform regulatory or permit decisions under the Clean Water Act / P. David Allen II ... [et al.]. Abstract: With contributions from economists, ecologists, and government agency professionals, this book provides a multidisciplinary approach to environmental decision at a watershed level. It integrates ecological risk assessment (ERA) and economic analysis to improve environmental management in a diversity of watersheds. Read more...
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