Biodiversity Economics: Principles, Methods and Applications by Andreas Kontoleon, Unai Pascual, Timothy Swanson

By Andreas Kontoleon, Unai Pascual, Timothy Swanson

Human caused biodiversity loss is larger now than at any time in human heritage, with extinctions taking place at charges thousands of instances greater than historical past extinction degrees. the sector of biodiversity economics analyses the socio-economic motives of and strategies to biodiversity loss through combining the disciplines of economics, ecology and biology. This box has proven a awesome measure of transformation during the last 4 many years and now accommodates the research of the full variety of organic assets in the dwelling international. Biodiversity Economics provides a chain of papers that convey how bio-economic research could be utilized to the exam and overview of the matter of varied kinds of biodiversity loss. Containing insightful bio-economic study by means of a few of renowned practitioners within the box, this quantity may be an important study device to these engaged on biodiversity concerns within the educational, coverage and personal sectors.

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Accounting for the depreciation of national capital). Yet the accurate valuation of biodiversity resources and their services is hindered by their strong non-market and public good characteristics. This fundamental problem has spawned a vast literature examining both conceptual and technical issues on the valuation of biological resources. This research has provided insights of a wider scientific interest reaching beyond the field of biodiversity economics such as contributions to our understanding of individual preferences over public goods, the nature of altruism and quasi-option informational values, the problem of discounting as well as numerous important technical and econometric contributions.

The paper thus calls for an institutional analysis of the full chain of the innovation process to assess the full potential benefits from bioprospection contracts. The last of the chapters focusing on contract design is by Nuppenau and Helmer (Chapter 16). Their focus is on the design of compensation payment systems for waivers on ecologically unfavourable land use practices. e. e. farmers) approach. This approach helps identify compensation payments schemes that are cost-effective, and in addition the analysis allows us to take into account the impacts of price policies on landscape structure and ecology following the impacts of such policies on farming intensity.

This approach helps identify compensation payments schemes that are cost-effective, and in addition the analysis allows us to take into account the impacts of price policies on landscape structure and ecology following the impacts of such policies on farming intensity. The main question addressed is thus how to make compensation payments for conservation both more cost-efficient and targeted. g. farmers) should be compensated for, how payments ought to be organised and, as far as the outcome is concerned, how the issue of multiple land users can be addressed.

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