Human Actions, the Survival of Keystone Species, and the Resilience of Ecological-Economic Systems

Posted: 6 Apr 2004

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Amitrajeet A. Batabyal

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) - Department of Economics

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Abstract

Human (managerial) actions affect the survival probabilities of the keystone species of an ecological-economic system. In turn, the well-being of these keystone species translates into the well-being or the resilience of the underlying ecological-economic system. What are the theoretical connections between human actions, keystone species survival, and the resilience of ecological-economic systems? In this note, we construct a simple stochastic model to draw out the links between this trinity.

Keywords: Ecological-Economic System, Keystone Species, Markov Chain, Resilience, Uncertainty

JEL Classification: Q20, D80, D81

Suggested Citation

Batabyal, Amitrajeet A., Human Actions, the Survival of Keystone Species, and the Resilience of Ecological-Economic Systems. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=525062

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