A Tropical Freshwater Wetland: III. Direct Use Values and Other Goods and Services

@article{Drew2005ATF,
  title={A Tropical Freshwater Wetland: III. Direct Use Values and Other Goods and Services},
  author={W. Mark Drew and Katherine C. Ewel and Rosamond L Naylor and Asher Sigrah},
  journal={Wetlands Ecology and Management},
  year={2005},
  volume={13},
  pages={685-693}
}
Understanding the economic value of a wetland as well as how people perceive its role in providing goods and services can provide insight into the wetland's actual role and the kinds of policies needed to ensure sustainable use. On the island of Kosrae, Federated States of Micronesia, freshwater forested wetlands dominated by Terminalia carolinensis (hereafter called Terminalia) are often found just upslope from mangrove forests, which appear to be hydrologically connected to them. Many of… CONTINUE READING