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A Spatially Explicit Framework For The Economic And Ecological Analysis Of Biodiversity Conservation In Agro-ecosystems

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ECO010661

Volume

46

Pages

10

Published

2001

Size

931 kb

Copyright

WIT Press

Author(s)

R. Groeneveld & E. van Ierland

Abstract

A spatially explicit framework for the economic and ecological analysis of biodiversity conservation in agro-ecosystems Rolf Groeneveld and Ekko van lerland Wageningen University, Environmental Economics and Natural Resources Group, The Netherlands. Abstract Intensification and specialisation in agriculture have caused a serious decline in biodiversity in agro-ecosystems. In order to bring this decline to a halt, farmers could be contracted to adapt their management strategies to the conservation of biodiversity with a financial compensation. Where such schemes are to be implemented is important for the financial implications of the contract, as well as the success of the nature management strategy in enhancing biodiversity. Therefore, space and location are important variables that determine the efficiency of biodiversity conservation. This paper presents a methodology for the analysis of the financial and ecological implications of biodiversity protection strategies

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