Ongoing Research

Local Ecosystem Services from Coastal Mangrove Plantations in Bangladesh

Researcher/s:

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Research Start Date:

January 2015

Expected Completion Date:

September 2015

This research evaluates the ecosystem services provided by coastal mangrove plantations to local people in Bangladesh. Part 1 of the study uses household survey data to quantify benefits from the extraction of forest goods such as fuelwood and non-timber forest products. This analysis combines the socioeconomic survey data with GIS data to generate a spatially explicit evaluation. Part 2 of the study employs spatial econometrics to determine the household characteristics which are correlated with fuelwood extraction. Part 3 of the study employs a modified Ricardian approach to determine the impact of mangrove shelterbelt on agricultural profits, through the mitigation of tropical storm surge.

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