Parkhurst, Gregory M (2011): Payments for Ecosystem Services: Mechanisms to Achieve Desired Landscape Patterns.
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This paper evaluates the effectiveness of five payment for ecosystem service (PES) schemes at meeting conservation objectives when the spatial configuration is important in meeting desired landscape patterns. The five PES schemes are: 1) fee-simple acquisition; 2) subsidies; 3) tradable development rights (TDR) with zoning; 4) mitigation banking; and 5) purchased development rights (PDR) easements. Findings are that tradeoffs exist between PES schemes for meeting spatial conservation objectives. The appropriate PES scheme incentive mechanism for a given region will depend upon economic demand as well as the landowner and landscape characteristics of the conservation region.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Payments for Ecosystem Services: Mechanisms to Achieve Desired Landscape Patterns|
|Keywords:||Landscape, Spatial conservation, payment for ecosystem services, PES|
|Subjects:||Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q2 - Renewable Resources and Conservation > Q27 - Issues in International Trade
Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q3 - Nonrenewable Resources and Conservation > Q30 - General
|Depositing User:||Gregory M. Parkhurst|
|Date Deposited:||06. Nov 2011 15:13|
|Last Modified:||23. Feb 2013 18:04|
Parkhurst, G.M., 2011, "Payment for Ecosystem Services: Mechanisms to Achieve Desired Landscapes," Weber State University Working Paper.