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dc.contributor.authorNgugi, Daniel George
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T02:51:47Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T02:51:47Z
dc.date.issued2007-12
dc.identifier.otherngugi_daniel_g_200712_phd
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/ngugi_daniel_g_200712_phd
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/24457
dc.description.abstractThis study seeks to forecast land use change in an ecosystem in the Upper Chattahoochee River Basin, model associated water quality changes and estimate the economic value of the same using Benefit Transfer. The basin is of significant source of water, recreational and other ecological amenities, but encroachment by urban development is a major threat to the ecosystem. Econometric, vector autoregressive and structural time series models are applied to land use data and the best forecasting model is selected. Land use change and resulting water quality changes are modeled under different scenarios and the public’s willingness to pay for improving and maintaining the quality of fishing and drinking water supply is estimated.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectEcosystem
dc.subjectEconomic Valuation
dc.subjectWatershed
dc.subjectWillingness to pay
dc.subjectbenefit transfer
dc.subjectChattahoochee River
dc.subjectLand use
dc.subjectFish
dc.subjectForecasting
dc.subjectWater quality
dc.subjectValue
dc.subjecturban growth
dc.subjectGeorgia
dc.subjectstructural time series
dc.subjectvector autoregressive models
dc.subjectland use change
dc.subjectland use
dc.titleEstimating land use change and economic value of water quality in a north Georgia ecosystem
dc.typeDissertation
dc.description.degreePhD
dc.description.departmentAgricultural and Applied Economics
dc.description.majorAgricultural Economics
dc.description.advisorJeffrey Mullen
dc.description.committeeJeffrey Mullen
dc.description.committeeJimmy Bramblett
dc.description.committeeJack Houston
dc.description.committeeJohn Bergstrom


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