Thrust Areas Ecosystem Water Institute Classification Level
Water, Land Use and Ecosystems Water and Climate Water and Society Water Resources Sustainability Springs Wetlands Watersheds Aquifers Lakes Coastal Zone  Water Institute Classification 1  Water Institute Classification 2  Water Institute Classification 3  Water Institute Classification 4

Assessing Stakeholder and Public Perceptions of Ecosystem Service Changes Resulting from Sea Level Rise to Inform Incentive-based Conservation Program Design
Goals and Objectives
Global sea level rise has serious implications for coastal ecosystems & human infrastructure – especially for coastal states like Florida. There is a rapidly evolving policy and planning environment, but little information on policy/program development processes or their effectiveness. There has been much work on modeling, predictions, cost estimation and vulnerability assessments, but little work on policy analysis, public perceptions, and values for ecosystem services associated with sea-level rise. The goals of this project are: 1. To improve understanding of sea level rise adaptation strategies and policies in Florida, other U.S. states, and other countries; 2. To improve understanding of public perceptions, attitudes, and values related to sea level rise and its effects on coastal ecosystem services in Florida; 3. To develop a set of realistic and publicly acceptable sea level rise adaptation scenarios for priority coastal habitats in Florida (focus on submerged aquatic vegetation).
Available Outputs

Title: Presentation: Coastal Ecosystem Services and Sea Level Rise in Florida: Understanding Public Perceptions, Values, and Policy
Authors: Racevskis, L.
Project Lead
Racevskis, Laila Anna
Project Participants
Racevskis, Laila Anna
Coastal Zones
Level 1: WI Affiliated Faculty Project
Water and Climate
Water and Society
Water, Land Use and Ecosystems
Grant Award Dates
1/1/2011 to 12/31/2012