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DOI 10.1093/qopen/qoac035
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Title (Primary) Investigating preferences for soil-based ecosystem services
Author Bartkowski, B.; Massenberg, J.R.; Lienhoop, N.
Source Titel Q Open
Year 2022
Department OEKON
Volume 2
Issue 2
Page From qoac035
Language englisch
Topic T5 Future Landscapes
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Keywords Agriculture; Discrete choice experiment; Ecosystem services; Nonmarket valuation; Stated preferences; Soil functions; Willingness to pay
UFZ wide themes BonaRes;
Abstract Soils provides multiple benefits for human well-being, which are largely invisible to most beneficiaries. Here, we present the results of a discrete choice experiment into the preferences of Germans for soil-based ecosystem services. In an attempt to reduce complexity for respondents, we express soil-based ecosystem service attributes relative to the site-specific potential of soils to provide them. We investigate how knowledge about soils, awareness of their contributions to human well-being and experience with droughts and floods affect the preferences. We find substantial yet heterogeneous preferences for soil-based ecosystem services. Only some measures of familiarity exhibit significant effects on preferences.
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Bartkowski, B., Massenberg, J.R., Lienhoop, N. (2022):
Investigating preferences for soil-based ecosystem services
Q Open 2 (2), qoac035 10.1093/qopen/qoac035