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An integrated simulation model to evaluate national policies for the abatement of agricultural nutrients in the Baltic Sea

Hyytiäinen, Kari; Ahtiainen, Heini; Heikkilä, Jaakko; Helin, Janne; Huhtala, Anni; Iho, Antti; Koikkalainen, Kauko; Miettinen, Antti; Pouta, Eija and Vesterinen, Janne (2009) An integrated simulation model to evaluate national policies for the abatement of agricultural nutrients in the Baltic Sea. MTT Discussion Papers (2), pp. 1-30.

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Summary

This study introduces a prototype model for evaluating policies to abate agricultural nutrients in the Baltic Sea from a Finnish national point of view. The stochastic simulation model integrates nutrient dynamics of nitrogen and phosphorus in the sea basins adjoining the Finnish coast, nutrient loads from land and other sources, benefits from nutrient abatement (in the form of recreation and other ecosystem services) and the costs of agricultural abatement activities. The aim of this study is to present the overall structure of the model and to demonstrate its potential using preliminary parameters.


EPrint Type:Journal paper
Keywords:ecosystem services, nutrient abatement, Monte Carlo simulation, recreation, valuation
Subjects: Environmental aspects > Biodiversity and ecosystem services
Environmental aspects > Air and water emissions
Research affiliation: Finland > MTT Agrifood Research
Deposited By: Koistinen, Riitta
ID Code:15726
Deposited On:18 May 2009
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:39
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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