Polasky, Stephen and Vossler, Christian A. (2002): Conserving biodiversity by conserving land. Published in: The Economics of Rural Land-Use Change (Edited Volume) (2005)
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Society faces difficult choices over whether to allow habitat conversion for economic gain versus conserving habitat to protect biodiversity. Because the conservation of biodiversity and the material well being of the human population are both important goals, it is important to set conservation priorities intelligently and minimize the reduction in other goals from pursuing conservation. In this paper, our objective is to ensure that the maximum amount of biodiversity is conserved for any given level of cost. We illustrate our approach to this problem using land value data, taxonomic and geographical distribution data for breeding bird species in Oregon.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Conserving biodiversity by conserving land|
|Keywords:||biological reserve selection; conservation; cost-effectiveness analysis; genetic diversity|
|Subjects:||Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q2 - Renewable Resources and Conservation > Q24 - Land
Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q5 - Environmental Economics > Q57 - Ecological Economics: Ecosystem Services; Biodiversity Conservation; Bioeconomics; Industrial Ecology
|Depositing User:||Christian Vossler|
|Date Deposited:||18. May 2012 15:09|
|Last Modified:||12. Feb 2013 02:43|
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