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National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis

Project Description

NCEAS and the California Ocean Protection Council are collaborating to examine existing methods of market and non-market valuation of marine ecosystem services. Participants in this workshop will compile a lexicon related to market and non-market valuation of ecosystem services. In addition, the group will outline available strategies for deriving the value of ecosystem services and associated uncertainties in measurement or interpretation. Participants will develop a preliminary list of services in coastal marine California that are expedient and tractable to value. They also will help to scope the potential for valuation of one or more services by future working groups of economists and ecologists.

Principal Investigator(s)

Erica Fleishman

Project Dates

Start: May 1, 2007

End: March 15, 2009



Christine Blackburn
California Coastal Conservancy
Drew Bohan
California Resources Agency
Roelof M. Boumans
University of Vermont
Kevin J. Boyle
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Steve Colt
University of Alaska, Anchorage
Donald Crocker
California Ocean Protection Council
Meghan Ellis
Alberta Environment
Erica Fleishman
University of California, Santa Barbara
Gillian Kerr
Alberta Environment
Gunnar Knapp
University of Alaska, Anchorage
Ricardo D. Lopez
US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Tim O'Higgins
Environmental Protection Agency
Hans Radtke
Oregon State University
Nejem Raheem
University of New Mexico
Murray A. Rudd
Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, Memorial University of Newfoundland
David M. Stoms
University of California, Santa Barbara
Paula Swedeen
Earth Economics
John Talberth
Center for Sustainable Economy
Chuck Willer
Coast Range Association


  1. Presentations / 2008

    Valuing California's coastal resources and ecosystem services

  2. Report or White Paper / 2009

    The economic value of coastal ecosystems in California