Economic Valuation of Mangroves in the Niger Delta: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Godstime K. James, Jimmy O. Adegoke, Ekechukwu Saba, Peter Nwilo, Joseph Akinyede, Sylvester O. Osagie

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    Abstract

    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.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationWorld Fisheries
    Subtitle of host publicationA Social-Ecological Analysis
    PublisherWiley-Blackwell
    Pages265-280
    Number of pages16
    ISBN (Print)9781444334678
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Mar 17 2011

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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