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Biodiversity Economics
Principles, Methods and Applications

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Jeffrey A. McNeely, Andreas Kontoleon, Unai Pascual, Timothy Swanson, David W. Pearce, Edward B. Barbier, Juan Robalino, Alexander Pfaff, Arturo Sanchez-Azofeifa, Yacov Tsur, Amos Zemel, Charles Perrings, David Finnoff, Jason F. Shogren, Brian Leung, David Lodge, Erwin Bulte, Ed Barbier, Rafat Alam, Nguyen V. Quyen, Timo Goeschl, Stefan Baumgärtner, Nir Becker, Yael Choresh, Moshe Inbar, Ofer Bahat, Michael Christie, Nick Hanley, John Warren, Tony Hyde, Kevin Murphy, Robert Wright, Paula Horne, Peter Boxall, Wiktor Adamowicz, Gary Stoneham, Vivek Chaudhri, Loris Strappazzon, Arthur Ha, Tom Dedeurwaerdere, Vijesh Krishna, Ernst-August Nuppenau, Marc Helmer, Jana Vyrastekova, Daan van Soest, Steve Polasky, Erik Nelson, Eric Lonsdorf, Paul Fackler, Anthony Starfield, Doris Behrens, Birgit Friedl, Anders Skonhoft, Salvatore Di Falco, Jean-Paul Chavas, Ekin Birol, Melinda Smale, Adam Drucker
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  • Date Published: January 2008
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521866835

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  • Human induced biodiversity loss is greater now than at any time in human history, with extinctions occurring at rates hundreds of times higher than background extinction levels. The field of biodiversity economics analyses the socio-economic causes of and solutions to biodiversity loss by combining the disciplines of economics, ecology and biology. This field has shown a remarkable degree of transformation over the past four decades and now incorporates the analysis of the entire diversity of biological resources within the living world. Biodiversity Economics presents a series of papers that show how bio-economic analysis can be applied to the examination and evaluation of the problem of various forms of biodiversity loss. Containing insightful bio-economic research by some of prominent practitioners in the field, this volume will be an essential research tool to those working on biodiversity issues in the academic, policy and private sectors.

    • Provides comprehensive coverage of all areas of biodiversity economics
    • Comprises a superb collection of contributors including David W. Pearce, Edward B. Barbier, Charles Perrings, Jason F. Shogren, Nick Hanley
    • Can be used as a reference manual or handbook
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    • Date Published: January 2008
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521866835
    • length: 692 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 43 mm
    • weight: 1.18kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of figures
    List of contributors
    Preface
    Acknowledgements
    Foreword Jeffrey A. McNeely
    Introduction Andreas Kontoleon, Unai Pascual and Timothy Swanson
    1. Do we really care about biodiversity? David W. Pearce
    Part I. Causes of Biodiversity Loss: A. Land Conversion:
    2. The economics of land conversion, open access and biodiversity loss Edward B. Barbier
    3. Estimating spatial interactions in deforestation decisions Juan Robalino, Alexander Pfaff and Arturo Sanchez-Azofeifa
    4. Resource exploitation, biodiversity and ecological events Yacov Tsur and Amos Zemel
    B. Invasives:
    5. Pests pathogens and poverty: biological invasions and agricultural dependence Charles Perrings
    6. Prevention versus control in Invasive Species Management David Finnoff, Jason F. Shogren, Brian Leung and David Lodge
    C. International Trade:
    7. Trade and renewable resources in a second-best world: an overview Erwin Bulte and Ed Barbier
    8. International trade and its impact on biological diversity Rafat Alam and Nguyen V Quyen
    Part II. The Value of Biodiversity: A. Concepts:
    9. Designing the legacy library of genetic resources: approaches, methods, and results Tim Swanson and Timo Goeschl
    10. Why the measurement of species diversity requires prior value judgments Stefan Baumgärtner
    B. Techniques:
    11. Combining TCM and CVM of endangered species conservation program: estimation of the marginal value of vultures (Gyps fulvus) in the presence of species-visitors interaction Nir Becker, Yael Choresh, Moshe Inbar and Ofer Bahat
    12. Valuing ecological and anthropocentric concepts of biodiversity: a choice experiments application Michael Christie and Nick Hanley, John Warren, Tony Hyde, Kevin Murphy and Robert Wright
    13. Spatially explicit choice experiments: a case of multiple-use management of forest recreation sites Paula Horne, Peter Boxall and Wiktor Adamowicz
    Part III. Policies for Biodiversity Conservation: A. Contracts:
    14. Auctioning biodiversity conservation contracts Gary Stoneham, Vivek Chaudhri, Loris Strappazzon and Arthur Ha
    15. An evolutionary institutional approach to the economics of bioprospection Tom Dedeurwaerdere, Vijesh Krishna and Unai Pascual
    16. An ecological economic programming approach to modelling landscape level biodiversity conservation Ernst-August Nuppenau and Marc Helmer
    B. Implementation:
    17. The effectiveness of centralized and decentralized institutions in managing biodiversity: lessons from economic experiments Jana Vyrastekova and Daan van Soest
    18. Conserving species in a working landscape: land use with biological and economic objectives Steve Polasky, Erik Nelson, Eric Lonsdorf, Paul Fackler and Anthony Starfield
    19. Balancing recreation and wildlife conservation of charismatic species Doris Behrens and Birgit Friedl
    20. Modelling the re-colonisation of native species Anders Skonhoft
    Part IV. Managing Agro-Biodiversity: Causes, Values and Policies:
    21. On the role of crop biodiversity in the management of environmental risk Salvatore Di Falco and Jean-Paul Chavas
    22. Assessing the private value of agro-biodiversity in Hungarian home gardens using the data enrichment method Ekin Birol, Andreas Kontoleon and Melinda Smale
    23. Agricultural development and the diversity of crop and livestock genetic resources: a review of the economics literature Melinda Smale and Adam Drucker
    Index.

  • Editors

    Andreas Kontoleon, University of Cambridge

    Unai Pascual, University of Cambridge

    Timothy Swanson, University College London

    Contributors

    Jeffrey A. McNeely, Andreas Kontoleon, Unai Pascual, Timothy Swanson, David W. Pearce, Edward B. Barbier, Juan Robalino, Alexander Pfaff, Arturo Sanchez-Azofeifa, Yacov Tsur, Amos Zemel, Charles Perrings, David Finnoff, Jason F. Shogren, Brian Leung, David Lodge, Erwin Bulte, Ed Barbier, Rafat Alam, Nguyen V. Quyen, Timo Goeschl, Stefan Baumgärtner, Nir Becker, Yael Choresh, Moshe Inbar, Ofer Bahat, Michael Christie, Nick Hanley, John Warren, Tony Hyde, Kevin Murphy, Robert Wright, Paula Horne, Peter Boxall, Wiktor Adamowicz, Gary Stoneham, Vivek Chaudhri, Loris Strappazzon, Arthur Ha, Tom Dedeurwaerdere, Vijesh Krishna, Ernst-August Nuppenau, Marc Helmer, Jana Vyrastekova, Daan van Soest, Steve Polasky, Erik Nelson, Eric Lonsdorf, Paul Fackler, Anthony Starfield, Doris Behrens, Birgit Friedl, Anders Skonhoft, Salvatore Di Falco, Jean-Paul Chavas, Ekin Birol, Melinda Smale, Adam Drucker

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