Table of Contents

Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Plates; Figures; Tables; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgements; 1 Introduction; 2 Recreation: valuation methods; 3 Recreation: predicting values; 4 Recreation: predicting visits; 5 Timber valuation; 6 Modelling and mapping tim er yield and its value; 7 Modelling and valuing carbon sequestration in trees, timber products and forest soils; 8 Modelling opportunity cost: agricultural output values; 9 Cost-benefit analysis using GIS; 10 Conclusions and future directions; References; Index. An innovative application of GIS techniques to spatial cost-benefit analysis of a complex land use change problem. The imaginative use of GIS will be of great interest to economists, environmental managers and regional planners.