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dc.contributor.authorKerr, Geoffrey N.en
dc.contributor.authorSharp, B. M. H.en
dc.date.accessioned2008-03-17T23:12:41Z
dc.date.issued2007-12en
dc.identifier.issn1170-7682en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/354
dc.description.abstractInvasive species are typically non-indigenous species that adversely affect the habitat they invade. The adverse impact can be ecological (e.g. extinction of indigenous species), environmental (e.g. altering ecosystem function) and/or economic (e.g. reducing tourism). Wilding trees are invasive species that threaten large areas of the South Island high country. Once mature, most conifers are prolific producers of seed, whose spread, aided by wind, can cover large areas. Within a given location a wide range of values will attach to the services flowing from the South Island high country ecosystem. These values can be broadly described as use values and existence values. Examples of use value include recreation and grazing. Existence values may arise from knowing that the habitat for endangered indigenous species is being preserved. Estimates of these values provide information to decision makers charged with allocating scarce funds for biodiversity conservation. This paper reports on the application of a choice experiment to estimate community preferences and values associated with the impact of wilding pines on indigenous species in the South Island. Defining the South Island high country as natural capital comprising inter alia an ecological system provides a conceptual link between the incursion of wilding trees and changes in the flow of services associated with the ecosystem. Economic valuation focuses on changes in utility associated with changes in the flow of services from the natural environment. In the case of wilding trees the aim is to measure the change in utility that attaches to changes in indigenous biodiversity.en
dc.format.extent1-53en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherLincoln University. Agribusiness & Economics Research Uniten
dc.relationThe original publication is available from - Lincoln University. Agribusiness & Economics Research Unit - http://hdl.handle.net/10182/354en
dc.relation.ispartofseriesResearch Report No. 303en
dc.subjectindigenous biodiversityen
dc.subjectinvasive speciesen
dc.subjectecological risk assessmenten
dc.subjectwilding pineen
dc.subjecteconomic modelen
dc.subjecteconomic benefitsen
dc.subjectenvironmental managementen
dc.subjectweed controlen
dc.subjectwildling coniferen
dc.subjectMackenzie Basinen
dc.titleThe impact of wilding trees on indigenous biodiversity: a choice modelling studyen
dc.typeMonograph
dc.subject.marsdenFields of Research::300000 Agricultural, Veterinary and Environmental Sciences::300900 Land, Parks and Agriculture Management::300901 Farm management, rural management and agribusinessen
dc.subject.marsdenFields of Research::300000 Agricultural, Veterinary and Environmental Sciences::300800 Environmental Science::300804 Environmental impact assessmenten
dc.subject.marsdenFields of Research::340000 Economics::340200 Applied Economics::340202 Environment and resource economicsen
dc.subject.marsdenFields of Research::340000 Economics::340200 Applied Economics::340201 Agricultural economicsen
lu.contributor.unitLincoln Universityen
lu.contributor.unitFaculty of Environment, Society and Designen
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Environmental Managementen
lu.contributor.uniten
lu.contributor.uniten
dc.subject.anzsrc0502 Environmental Science and Managementen
dc.subject.anzsrc1402 Applied Economicsen
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pubs.organisational-group/LU/Faculty of Environment, Society and Design
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Faculty of Environment, Society and Design/DEM
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Research Management Office
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Research Management Office/2018 PBRF Staff group
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden
pubs.publisher-urlhttp://hdl.handle.net/10182/354en
dc.publisher.placeLincoln, Canterbury.en
lu.identifier.orcid0000-0002-5806-1944


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