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GLIN==> APRIL 11 SEMINAR ANNOUNCEMENT (Ann Arbor)



NOAA - UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
GREAT LAKES SCIENCE SEMINAR SERIES


Wednesday, April 11
10:30am

GLERL Conference Room 105
2205 Commonwealth Blvd
Ann Arbor, MI  48105
See http://www.glerl.noaa.gov/facil/triptik.html for directions

Speaker:
Dr. Frank Lupi
Associate Professor
Department of Agricultural Economics
and Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Michigan State University

Title:
"Linking environmental changes in the Great Lakes to economic values: invasive sea lamprey and habitat restoration"

Abstract:
The presentation will discuss economic methods for valuing changes in ecosystem services from the Great Lakes with an emphasis on recreational services. The ability to link environmental changes to economic values can help inform policy and management decisions in the Great lakes. For example, what are the economic benefits of ecological restoration in the Great lakes? What are the potential economic costs of aquatic invasive species? The economic valuation methods that can help address these questions will be illustrated using results from the author's previous efforts to link economic values for recreational fishing to environmental changes in the Great Lakes. These applications revealed that benefits for sea lamprey control efforts exceeded costs, and in a separate case study, hydropower relicensing that resulted in improved spawning habitats in Great Lake tributaries was found to yield economic benefits that exceeded costs. Economic valuation models that are currently being constructed will be introduced to highlight opportunities for future research collaborations.

For more information, contact:
Dr. Scott Peacor
Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (NOAA) and Department of Fisheries and Wildlife (Michigan State University)
Email: peacor@msu.edu
Tel: (734) 741-2447
FAX: (734) 741-2055
http://www.msu.edu/~peacor


Posted by 
David F. Reid, Ph.D.
Director, NOAA National Center for Research on 
Aquatic Invasive Species (NCRAIS)
Senior Research Scientist, Nonindigenous Species Program
U.S. Department of Commerce
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory
2205 Commonwealth Blvd.
Ann Arbor, MI  48105-2945
Voice: 734-741-2019
FAX: 734-741-2055
GLERL home page:
    http://www.glerl.noaa.gov
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