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05/05/21: Rajendra Poudel
May 5, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Please join us for a Virtual Great Lakes Seminar Series presentation:
Time: 1:00-2:00 pm EST
Presenter: Rajendra Poudel – CollabraLink Tech, NOAA OAR
Title: Economic Value of Selected Wetlands in the United States
Webinar Registration: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8896196273847640590
About the presentation: This research provides a benefit transfer model of willingness-to-pay (WTP) for wetlands’ conservation in the United States. The validity of the estimated wetland’s willingness-to-pay values is also examined. This study extends and provides improvements to wetlands valuation literature by using information obtained from 21 study sites – 19 natural and 2 constructed. Benefit transfer values for wetlands are imputed to six policy wetland sites – 5 natural and 1 constructed. Regression results are reported for one of eight models estimated and examined with four validity tests. Based on these tests, transfer error adjustments of WTP estimates for policy sites are reported.
Keywords: benefit transfer, meta-analysis, policy sites, study sites, valuation, and wetland
About the speaker: Rajendra Poudel holds a doctorate degree in Forestry Economics and is a lead economist in CollabraLink Tech works in Oceanic and Atmospheric Research/NOAA, Silver Spring, MD. Dr. Poudel also worked as a postdoctoral fellow in University of Minnesota, Duluth on ecosystem service of largest freshwater lakes on earth. His career interest is in natural resources policy with particular emphasis on environmental conservation, boosting economy, and national security.
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