Habitat Scale Mapping of Fisheries Ecosystem Service Values in Estuaries

  title={Habitat Scale Mapping of Fisheries Ecosystem Service Values in Estuaries},
  author={Tim O'Higgins and Steven P. Ferraro and Darrin D. Dantin and Stephen J. Jordan and Marnita M. Chintala},
  journal={Ecology and Society},
Little is known about the variability of ecosystem service values at spatial scales most relevant to local decision makers. Competing definitions of ecosystem services, the paucity of ecological and economic information, and the lack of standardization in methodology are major obstacles to applying the ecosystem-services approach at the estuary scale. We present a standardized method that combines habitat maps and habitat-faunal associations to estimate ecosystem service values for recreational… 

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