An Analysis of Persistence, Resilience, and the Conservation of Keystone Species
International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Vol. 26, pp. 1-10, 2000
Posted: 6 Oct 2000
Economists and ecologists now agree that economic and ecological systems are connected and that these systems ought to be viewed as a single system. Nevertheless, since this recognition has been recent, there are very few theoretical analyses of jointly determined ecological-economic systems. As such, this paper has two aims. First, the ecological notions of persistence and resilience are described in the context of a stylized ecological-economic system. Second, these notions are utilized to analyze a conservation problem with two distinct attributes. Specifically, in this problem, the objects of interest are keystone species, and society obtains benefits from the economic and the ecological aspects of conservation.
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Keywords: Conservation, Keystone Species, Persistence, Resilience
JEL Classification: Q10
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