R. Kerry Turner

R. Kerry Turner
University of East Anglia | UEA · School of Environmental Sciences

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January 1999 - present
University of East Anglia
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Publications (340)
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An ecosystem is healthy if it is active, maintains its organization and autonomy over time, and is resilient to stress. Healthy ecosystems provide human well‐being via ecosystem services, which are produced in interaction with human, social and built capital. These services are affected by different ecosystem stewardship schemes. Therefore, society...
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Developing internationally comparable and coherent data systems that monitor the state of natural capital and the benefits that humanity derives from it , i.e., developing natural capital accounting (NCA) – is expected to facilitate better informed decision making and support sustainable development transitions. NCA approaches, such as System of En...
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Biodiversity is an intangible asset essential for ecosystem function and human wellbeing. The European Union is at the forefront of biodiversity management and policy implementation and has set ambitious strategies to better protect biodiversity and lead achievement of global biodiversity goals. However, biodiversity management entails balancing a...
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Natural capital accounting requires exchange rather than welfare values, but lack of data and standards have encouraged practitioners to use different approaches (e.g. simple lookup table vs spatial modeling approaches). In this paper, we demonstrate how choice modeling data can provide simulated exchange values which are more robust than simple (f...
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The academic literature on trade-offs in ecosystem management has paid relatively little attention to justice and poverty reduction objectives. The aim of this paper is to highlight the multiple dimensions of trade-offs in ecosystem services management for poverty alleviation, and to support decision-makers in planning for the almost inevitable tra...
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Choice decisions are inherently subjective but capturing and explaining nuanced variation in respondents’ attitudes is difficult and needs more than the simple socio-demographic variables traditionally used in economic research. In recent years, environmental economists have been shifting towards a more holistic approach to economic valuation, maki...
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Tourism development is crucial for economic growth in Small Island Developing States, but its management involves trade-offs between ecosystem services and social and cultural identities. This paper aims to contribute to the debate around the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals through an investigation of the sustainable management of...
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Biodiversity underpins the supply of ecosystem services essential for well-being and economic development, yet biodiversity loss continues at a substantial rate. Linking biodiversity indicators with national economic accounts provides a means of mainstreaming biodiversity into economic planning and monitoring processes. Here we examine the various...
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Blue carbon in mangroves represents one of highest values of carbon stocks per hectare, and could play an important role in climate change mitigation. In this study we estimated the carbon prices needed to promote mangrove conservation and restoration under mechanisms of payment for ecosystem services (PES). We mapped the remaining and deforested m...
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Accounting guidelines exist for the recording of carbon flows in terrestrial and coastal ecosystems. Shelf sea sediments, while considered an important carbon store, have yet to receive comparable scrutiny. Here, we explore whether effective management of carbon stocks accumulating in shelf seas could contribute towards a nation's greenhouse gas em...
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Introduction: Recent debates surrounding the application of natural capital accounting (NCA) have produced several approaches to further develop this system, as well as highlighted a number of conceptual and methodological issues that need to be resolved before mainstreaming NCA into policy and decision making. We argue that prolonged debate over t...
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p>The promotion of climate smart agriculture (CSA) techniques to increase farmer resilience against climate change and improve their livelihoods is high on the international development agenda and aims to help achieve Sustainable Development Goals of food security (SDG 2), climate resilience and mitigation (SDG 13). We present the results of a disc...
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Recreational fishing is considered a cultural ecosystem service, important in terms of the socio-economic benefits that it provides. In the Nerbioi estuary (northern Spain), investments in water treatment and the closure of polluting industries have led to several benefits such as improvements in water quality, fish abundance and richness, and recr...
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Evidence shows that habitats with potential to mitigate against greenhouse gases emissions, by taking up and storing CO 2 , are being lost due to the effects of ongoing human activities and climate change. The carbon storage by terrestrial habitats (e.g. tropical forests) and the role of coastal habitats ('Blue Carbon') as carbon storage sinks is w...
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This report aims to set out a framework for the consideration of different valuation approaches within the context of Natural Capital Accounting (NCA) but also for broader decision support purposes. It builds on the report “Valuation for Natural Capital Accounting” (Badura et al. 2017) written in the first year of the project which discussed issu...
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In the Nerbioi estuary (North Spain), the Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) constructed in 1990 resulted in an abrupt decrease in water pollution and an opportunity for improved recreational experiences in the three beaches on the estuary. The monetary value of these recreational benefits was estimated using the travel cost method and compared, via...
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Rapidly growing economies often have high population growth, resulting in agricultural expansion in rural areas and increased water demand in urban areas. Conversion of forests and woodlands to agriculture may threaten safe and reliable water supply in cities. This study assesses the regulating functions and economic values of forests and woodlands...
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Two waves of choice experiment surveys were carried out to capture preferences on recreational attributes of a coastal Marine Protected Area in England. A significant effect on preferences after a management intervention targeting recreation was observed. A mixed logit model with status quo as a random parameter showed that in 2014, the status quo...
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Cost data are crucial in conservation planning to identify more efficient and equitable land use options. However, many studies focus on just one cost type and neglect others, particularly those borne locally. We develop, for a high priority conservation area, spatial models of two local costs that arise from protected areas: foregone agricultural...
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Cost data are crucial in conservation planning to identify more efficient and equitable land use options. However, many studies focus on just one cost type and neglect others, particularly those borne locally. We develop, for a high priority conservation area, spatial models of two local costs that arise from protected areas: foregone agricultural...
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Combining respondents’ psychological subjective preferences with their willingness to pay for river water improvements Danyel I. Hampson, Silvia Ferrini and R. Kerry Turner Paper presented at UK Network of Environmental Economists (UKNEE): Applied Environmental Economics Annual Conference (ENVECON), 9 March 2018, The Royal Society, London. In recen...
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Following an extended summary, this report starts with a brief background on national and wealth accounting and sets out three possible generic approaches for future progress in development of Natural Capital Accounting (NCA). It also indicates how NCA can contribute to wider strategy and policy analysis. It then discusses more specific issues rela...
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The marine environment is a complex system formed by interactions between ecological structure and functioning, physico-chemical processes and socio-economic systems. An increase in competing marine uses and users requires a holistic approach to marine management which considers the environmental, economic and societal impacts of all activities. If...
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The dynamic nature of environmental change in coastal areas means that a flexible 'learning by doing' management strategy has a number of advantages. This paper lays out the principles of such a strategy, and then assesses an actual planning and management process focused on climate change consequences for the Broads wetland on the East coast of En...
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Over the last decades, extensive jellyfish blooms have been recorded in several regions worldwide raising concern about a possible “jellification” of global seas. Potential causes of jellyfish blooms include overfishing, global warming, eutrophication, chemical pollution, the increase of artificial hard substrates, and the transport of exotic speci...
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This chapter intends examine the potential of blue carbon storage ecosystem services to contribute to a healthy climate and to support future protection for the coastal and marine habitats. Coastal ecosystems store ‘blue carbon’ but this provision is currently not protected by any international climate agreement or mechanism. Using scenario analysi...
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This chapter provides a study of two managed realignment cases in comparable estuarine systems located on the English North Sea coast: the Blackwater estuary and the Humber estuary. Two scenarios of salt marsh expansion and reduction in these estuaries are used to analyse the multiple research challenges that arise, including value transfer and sto...
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The many unknown aspects of coastal ecosystem functioning and reactions to change, their rapid decline and future impacts of climate change call for precautionary action. The over-arching adaptive management (AM) approach taken here is built on the foundation principles of pluralism, pragmatism and decision making anchored to the precautionary prin...
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Valuation is one of the tools of the Decision Support System and aims to support the economic (and social) appraisal and valuation of options component in the adaptive coastal management approach. This chapter assesses the availability of primary valuation studies providing economic value estimates for those ecosystem ‘goods and benefits’ generated...
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Economic assessment provides one strand of an overall integrated (sustainability) analysis. The core aim of the economic assessment process is to determine how changes in ecosystem services provision are translated into changes in human welfare. The chapter discusses available valuation methods and key issues for appropriate economic valuation of e...
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This book applies the ‘ecosystem services’ framework to coastal environments, showing how it could facilitate an adaptive management strategy. The contributors describe a decision support system (DSS) based on the 3 Ps – pluralism, pragmatism and precaution – that leads to a more flexible, ‘learn by doing’ approach to the stewardship of coastal env...
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The Mediterranean region is of fundamental importance to Europe given its strategic position. The responsibility for its overall ecosystem integrity is shared by European Union Member States (EU-MS) and other Mediterranean countries. A juxtaposition of overlapping governance instruments occurred recently in the region, with the implementation of bo...
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Natural forests and woodlands of the Eastern Arc Mountains (EAM) in Tanzania are under threat from deforestation and degradation. The estimated annual revenues from EAM hardwood for domestic use are USD 10 million in terms of planks, and twice as much when processed into furniture. Timber profits are largely captured by people whose livelihoods do...
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Extensive blooms of gelatinous macrozooplankton species (“Jellyfish”) have appeared in recent decades in Northern Adriatic (NA) waters. Anecdotal evidence suggests that these blooms have had a considerable impact on fishing operations, as this region is one of the most heavily exploited Mediterranean fishing grounds. In order to gain a better under...
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This research is concerned with the following environmental research questions: socio-ecological system complexity, especially when valuing ecosystem services; ecosystems stock and services flow sustainability and valuation; the incorporation of scale issues when valuing ecosystem services; and the integration of knowledge from diverse disciplines...
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The UK National Ecosystem Assessment Follow-on (UK NEAFO) project built on the work and findings of the UK National Ecosystem Assessment (UK NEA 2011a, b). The aim of the overall project was to deliver a world-leading, peer-reviewed, independently produced report with supporting materials which develop and communicate the work of the UK NEA and mak...
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Ras Mohammed National Park was declared in 1983 and covers an area of 460 km2. The area includes the islands of Tiran and Sanafir and all shorelines fronting the Sharm El-Sheikh tourism development area. The park is home to some of the most spectacular coral reefs and best-known SCUBA diving areas in the world. This recognition is based on the dive...
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Sites that are important for biodiversity conservation can also provide significant benefits (i.e. ecosystem services) to people. Decision-makers need to know how change to a site, whether development or restoration, would affect the delivery of services and the distribution of any benefits among stakeholders. However, there are relatively few empi...
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This project evaluates the potential for co-location of activities and interests in marine plan areas by way of a critical literature review, presentation of a matrix methodology to assess compatibility of activities and evaluation of considerations required to assess socio-economic impacts of co-location. Co-existence referred to within the marine...
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Understanding the spatial distribution of the quantity and economic value of Non-Timber Forest Product (NTFP) collection gives insight into the benefits that local communities obtain from forests, and can inform decisions about the selection of forested areas that are eligible for conservation and enforcement of regulations. In this paper we estima...
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Ras Mohammed (Egypt) is home to some of the most spectacular coral reefs and best known SCUBA diving areas in the world. Such uniqueness makes the park a major recreational attraction and the cornerstone of ecotourism within South Sinai. A total of 495,382 people visited Ras Mohammed in 2008—2009. In order to successfully achieve the dual Goals of...
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If we as scientists cannot decide upon what research, monitoring and technical tools should be used as a basis for policy making and management within the European context, then the politicians and other decision makers will continue to follow the line of ‘weak’ sustainability (applying monetary substitution rules to natural capital) instead of ‘st...
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Mapping the distribution of the quantity and value of forest benefits to local communities is useful for forest management, when socio-economic and conservation objectives may need to be traded off. We develop a modelling approach for the economic valuation of annual Non-Timber Forest Product (NTFP) extraction at a large spatial scale, which has 4...