Economic valuation of kelp forests in northern Chile: values of goods and services of the ecosystem

@article{Vsquez2014EconomicVO,
  title={Economic valuation of kelp forests in northern Chile: values of goods and services of the ecosystem},
  author={Julio A. V{\'a}squez and Sergio Z{\'u}{\~n}iga and Fadia Tala and Nicole Piaget and Den{\'i} Rodr{\'i}guez and J. M. Alonso Vega},
  journal={Journal of Applied Phycology},
  year={2014},
  volume={26},
  pages={1081-1088}
}
Kelp beds, besides being one of the most important benthic resources in northern Chile, provide a variety of environmental goods and services. In order to evaluate economically the wild kelp populations in northern Chile (26° to 32° S) more than simply their commercial value as a source of raw materials for alginate extraction, we used several economic indicators to holistically assess the value of a group of brown seaweeds of economic importance, Lessonia spp. and Macrocystis pyrifera: (1… 

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