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Biofuel policies and the environment: Do climate benefits warrant increased production from biofuel feedstocks?

Abstract: We examine whether climate benefits warrant policies promoting biofuel production from agricultural crops when other environmental impacts are accounted for. We develop a general economic–ecological modelling framework for integrated analysis… more »

A Reverse Auction for Wetland Restoration in the Assiniboine River Watershed, Saskatchewan

Abstract: Wetland habitat continues to be lost in many watersheds across Canada and new program tools are needed to help restore drained wetlands. We used a reverse auction to restore drained wetlands in the Assiniboine River Watershed (ARW) of east-cen… more »

Predicting the economic costs and property value losses attributed to sudden oak death damage in California (2010–2020)

Abstract: Phytophthora ramorum, cause of sudden oak death, is a quarantined, non-native, invasive forest pathogen resulting in substantial mortality in coastal live oak (Quercus agrifolia) and several other related tree species on the Pacific Coast of t… more »

The Value of Inherent Soil Characteristics: A Hedonic Analysis

Abstract: In an attempt to value soil natural capital, we use the inherent characteristics of soil and land valuation data to examine the relationship between soil characteristics and rural farmland values in the 6000ks2 Manawatu catchment in New Zealan… more »