Today, the concept of an interdisciplinary approach to research has gained tremendous attention, both because it is an antithesis to the conventional divisions of knowledge- based research, and because complex problems in applied research almost always span various disciplines. This study explores one interdisciplinary approach to research, which addresses the problem of equitable mangrove valuation for the sustainable management of the resource in the Niger delta region of Nigeria. By integrating results from satellite remote sensing analysis and socioeconomic surveys, the economic value of mangroves in the Niger Delta, discounted over a 30-year period at 20% discount rate, ranges from $640-2,825ha. The variation in economic value is attributed to the variation in the socioeconomic characteristics of the communities that participated in the study.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)