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Values of ecosystem services associated with intense dairy farming in New Zealand
(Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, 2007-02)
The increase in greenhouse gas emissions and degradation of water quality and quantity in waterways due to dairy farming in New Zealand have become of growing concern. Compared to traditional sheep and beef cattle farming, ...
Testing for benefit transfer in valuation of ecosystem services in New Zealand winegrowing regions
(Lincoln University. Faculty of Commerce. Department of Accounting, Economics and Finance., 2008)
Benefit transfer (BT) is a pragmatic way of estimating values by transferring values from existing valuation studies to a target area of interest if there are limited resources or funding available to carry out an original ...
The nature of wellbeing: How nature’s ecosystem services contribute to the wellbeing of New Zealand and New Zealanders
(Department of Conservation, 2015-03)
What do we need for a ‘good life’? At one level, the answer to this question will differ for each person. Yet at a deeper level, we all share a common set of fundamental needs that must be met for us to experience wellbeing. ...
Values of ecosystem services on arable land and the role of organic farming
(New Zealand Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, 2005-08)
Nationwide mail surveys implemented in November 2004 report New Zealand residents' willingness to pay for improvement in ecosystem services and support for organic farming on arable land. The surveys were split into two ...
Evaluating ecosystem services on farmland: a novel, experimental, 'bottom up' approach
(International Federation of Organic Cultural Movements, 2005-09)
Human life is supported by natural ecosystems and species that constitute them through conditions and processes which are known as ecosystem services or nature’s services. To date, ES value has been assessed using a ...
The future of farming: the value of ecosystem services in conventional and organic arable land. An experimental approach.
(International Society for Ecological Economics (ISEE), 2008)
In the current work, a novel, experimental ‘bottom-up’ approach is used to quantify the economic value of ecosystem services (ES) associated with highly modified arable landscapes in Canterbury, New Zealand. First, the ...
Evaluating nature's services on Canterbury arable farmland: a summary of results for farmers participating in this research project
(Lincoln University. Bio-Protection Research Centre, 2005-10)
The importance of ES or nature’s services is now very well established and ES have been demonstrated to be of very high economic value. However, intensification of agriculture in the last century has resulted in the ...
Using stated preference techniques to value four key ecosystem services on New Zealand arable land
Many researchers have noted that not only natural ecosystems but also landscapes actively modified by humans (engineered or designed ecosystems) can significantly impact the level of ecosystem goods and availability of ...
Habitat manipulation to mitigate the impacts of invasive arthropod pests
Exotic invaders are some of the most serious insect pests of agricultural crops around the globe. Increasingly, the structure of landscape and habitat is recognized as having a major influence on both insect pests and their ...