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Improving the Cost-Effectiveness of Ecosystem Management: An Application to Waterfowl Production


Benjamin S. Rashford


University of Wyoming - College of Agriculture

Richard M. Adams


Oregon State University - Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics


American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 89, No. 3, pp. 755-768, August 2007

Abstract:     
Species conservation is an important global policy issue. The design of cost-effective species conservation programs requires resource managers to choose from a suite of conservation activities and sites. This article determines cost-effective conservation strategies for waterfowl using a bioeconomic modeling framework, which is developed using a biological simulation model for waterfowl and regression analysis. The model accounts for (a) a broad range of land-use and direct wildlife conservation activities, (b) the effect of landscape heterogeneity, and (c) interactions between conservation activities. Results indicate that accounting for the three factors listed above can improve the cost-effectiveness of waterfowl conservation on agricultural land.

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Date posted: July 23, 2007  

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Rashford, Benjamin S. and Adams, Richard M., Improving the Cost-Effectiveness of Ecosystem Management: An Application to Waterfowl Production. American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 89, No. 3, pp. 755-768, August 2007. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1002133 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8276.2007.00984.x

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Benjamin S. Rashford (Contact Author)
University of Wyoming - College of Agriculture ( email )
Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics
1000 E. University Avenue
Laramie, WY 82071-3354
United States
307-766-6474 (Phone)
Richard M. Adams
Oregon State University - Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics ( email )
213 Ballard Extension Hall
Corvallis, OR 97331-4501
United States
541-737-1435 (Phone)
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