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Applying tradable permits to biodiversity conservation : effects of space-dependent ecological benefits and cost heterogeneity on habitat allocation / Martin Drechsler; Frank Wätzold. Department of Ecological Modelling ; Department of Economics
VerfasserDrechsler, Martin ; Wätzold, Frank
ErschienenLeipzig : UFZ, 2007
Umfang1 Online-Ressource (PDF-Datei: 19 S., 0,36 MB) : graph. Darst.
SpracheEnglisch
SerieUFZ-Diskussionspapiere ; 1/2007
SchlagwörterOnline-Publikation
URNurn:nbn:de:gbv:3:2-78040 
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This paper is concerned with the cost-effective allocation of habitat for endangered species under spatio-temporally heterogeneous economic development. To address the dynamic dimension of the problem we consider tradable development rights (TDR) as the instrument of choice. A particular challenge in applying TDR is that the ecological benefit of an individual habitat patch depends on its spatial relationship with other habitats and thus is an emergent rather than a fixed property. We analyse the spatial and temporal dynamics of habitats in a region under a TDR market that takes spatial interaction of habitats explicitly into account. We show that depending on the levels of spatial interaction and cost heterogeneity, two different outcomes may emerge: an "ordered" structure where habitats are clustered in space and stable over time, and a "disordered" structure where habitats are scattered in space and subject to high turnover of destruction and recreation.