12th Annual BIOECON Conference
"From the Wealth of Nations to the Wealth of Nature:
Rethinking Economic Growth"

Centro Culturale Don Orione Artigianelli - Venice, Italy
September 27-28, 2010


Ecosystem Services Training Day
Venice, Italy, September 27-28, 2010

DAY 1:
DAY 2:



Don Sterpi Cloister, Centro Culturale Don Orione Artigianelli

8.30 - 8.45

8.45 - 18.15


Don Sterpi Cloister, Centro Culturale Don Orione Artigianelli

8.45 - 9.00
Welcome Address:
9.00 - 10.30
Plenary Session I:
Geoffrey HEAL
Plenary Session II:
10.30 - 11.00
Coffee break Coffee break
11.00 - 13.00
Parallel Sessions A1 - A4 Parallel Sessions D1 - D4
13.00 - 14.00
Lunch Lunch
14.00 - 15.30
Parallel Sessions B1 - B4 Parallel Sessions E1 - E4
15.30 - 16.00
Coffee break Coffee break
16.00 - 17.30
Parallel Sessions C1 - C4 Parallel Sessions F1 - F4
17.30 - 18.30

Plenary Discussion Panel I:
Bringing science to action: Insights from conservation practitioners on Climate Policy and REDD+

Rosimeiry PORTELA


Plenary Discussion Panel II:
Innovative participatory methods on valuation: a social take on biodiversity values

Paulo A.L.D. NUNES


Pushpam KUMAR
Nicholas HANLEY
Rudolf S. DE GROOT
18.30 - 19.15

United Nations Environment Programme Round Table

Karl-Göran MÄLER
Anantha Kumar DURAIAPPAH

Social Dinner



8:30-8:45 Registration

8:45-9:00 Welcome Address
Carlo CARRARO, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, Italy and
Tim SWANSON, André Hoffman Chair of Environmental Economics, The Graduate Institute- Geneva, Switzerland

9:00-10:30 Plenary Session 1
Chair: Paulo A.L.D. Nunes
Room: Aula Magna

Prof. Geoffrey HEAL, Columbia Business School, USA
Sustainability, Nature's Services and Economic Progress

10:30-11:00 Coffee Break, Don Sterpi Cloister

11:00-13:00 Parallel Sessions A1 - A4

Session A1
Chair: Tim Swanson
Room: Aula Magna

Jonah BUSCH, Conservation International, USA
Mechanisms for increasing the biodiversity benefit of reducing emissions from deforestation
Discussant: Tim Swanson

Rafat ALAM, Grant MacEwan University, Canada
Species Conservation with Green Consumerism
Discussant: Helen Ding

Helen DING, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, Italy
Modeling climate change and biodiversity effects on the value of ecosystem goods and services: an empirical investigation on the European forest ecosystem
Discussant: Rafat Alam

Tim SWANSON, Andre Hoffman Chair of Environmental Economics, The Graduate Institute- Geneva, Switzerland
A policy framework analysing financial mechanisms for international conservation
Discussant: Jonah Busch

Session A2
Chair: Maria Loureiro
Room: Sala Goldoni

Petronella CHAMINUKA, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
[Please contact author for full paper at]
Tourist Preferences for Ecotourism in Rural Communities Adjacent to Kruger National Park: A choice experiment approach

Discussant: Maria Loureiro

Kiriaki REMOUNDOU, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece
More is not always preferred to less: evidence from the use of a public bad in a tax reallocation scheme to value marine ecosystem services in the West Black Sea
Discussant: Zoltán Szabó

Zoltán SZABÓ, Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary
Increasing the validity of valuing biodiversity: reducing protest responses by deliberative monetary valuation
Discussant: Kiriaki Remoundou

Maria LOUREIRO, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Spain
An alternative approach to identifying protest attitudes in choice experiments
Discussant: Petronella Chaminuka

Session A3
Chair: Ahmad Jafari Samimi
Room: Sala Vivaldi

Which instruments to preserve forest biodiversity?
Discussant: Ahmad Jafari Samimi

Géraldine FROGER, Centre for the Study on Globalisation, Conflicts, Territories and Vulnerabilities, University of Versailles Saint Quentin-en-Yvelines, France
The Efficiency of the Costa Rican Payment for Environmental Services Program under Discussion
Discussant: Knut Per Hasund

Knut Per HASUND, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and Swedish Board of Agriculture, Sweden
Indicator-based agri-environmental payments for the efficient supply of public goods
Discussant: Géraldine Froger

Ahmad Jafari SAMIMI, University of Mazandaran, Iran
Environmental Performance Index and Economic Growth: Evidence from Some Developing Countries
Discussant: Elodie Brahic

Session A4
Chair: Karl Wurster
Room: Sala Canova

John D. CLARKE, Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa, Canada
Proactive adaptation to climate change: Building bridges between science and local government
Discussant: Karl Wurster

Federica ROCCISANO, Medalics, Centro di Ricerca per le Relazioni Mediterranee, Italy
The wellbeing of future generations: new perspectives on economic growth
Discussant: Rajinder Sidhu

Rajinder SIDHU, Punjab Agricultural University, India
Economic Valuation of Innovative Agriculture Conservation Technologies and Practices in Indian Punjab
[Please contact author for full paper at ]
Discussant: Federica Roccisano

Karl WURSTER, U.S. Agency for International Development, Morocco
Analyzing the Impact of Charcoal Harvest and Land Management Type on Vegetation Regeneration in the Tambacounda Region of Senegal
Discussant: John D. Clarke

13:00-14:00 Lunch, San Trovaso Restaurant

14:00-15:30 Parallel Sessions B1 - B4

Session B1
Chair: Shiri Shamir
Room: Aula Magna

Sebastian STRUNZ, Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany
Management of ecosystem resilience as optimal self-protection: A simple, but often non-convex problem
Discussant: Shiri Shamir

Christine BERTRAM, Kiel Institute for the World Economy, Germany
Integrating biodiversity indices into a multi-species optimal control model
Discussant: Sebastian Strunz

Shiri SHAMIR, University of Haifa, Israel
An Interior Optimal Species Preservation Policy for the Symbiotic Noah's Ark Problem
Discussant: Christine Bertram

Session B2
Chair: Andrea Ghermandi
Room: Sala Goldoni

John ROLFE, Centre for Environmental Management - CQUniversity, Australia
Valuing protection of the Great Barrier Reef with choice modelling by management policy options
Discussant: Andrea Ghermandi

Tamara FIGUEREDO MARTÍN, Centro de Investigaciones de Ecosistemas Costeros, Cuba
Economical feasibility of the implementation of the Jardines de la Reina Nacional Marine Park
Discussant: John Rolfe

Andrea GHERMANDI, Ca' Foscari University of Venice and Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, Italy
Mapping the global values of recreation in coastal ecosystems: results from a meta-analysis
Discussant: Tamara Figueredo Martín

Session B3
Chair: Johannes Sauer
Room: Sala Vivaldi

Danesh MIAH, Institute of Forestry and Environmental Sciences, University of Chittagong, Bangladesh
Growth in national income and forest transition in Bangladesh
Discussant: Johannes Sauer

Jihad C. ELNABOULSI, CRESE, SJEPG, Université de Franche-Comté, France
Environmental Regulation under Firms’ Strategic Interdependence
Discussant: Danesh Miah

Johannes SAUER, University of Manchester, UK
On The Empirics of Ecosystem Services Schemes: Technology, Risk and Compliance
Discussant: Jihad C. Elnaboulsi

Session B4
Chair: Paul Mwebaze
Room: Sala Canova

Marko HEISKANEN, University of Eastern Finland, Finland
Incorporating Biodiversity Considerations into Conversion of Grasslands to CDM Plantations
Discussant: Paul Mwebaze

Solenn LEPLAY, SupAgro Montpellier, UMR LAMETA, France
Local and national REDD income under alternative designs: theory and illustration from Sumatra
Discussant: Marko Heiskanen

Paul MWEBAZE, Environmental Economics Research Hub, Crawford School of Economics & Government, Australia
Quantifying the value of ecosystem services: A case study of honeybee pollination in the UK
Discussant: Solenn Leplay

15:30-16:00 Coffee Break, Don Sterpi Cloister

16:00-17:30 Parallel Sessions C1 - C4

Session C1
Chair: David Simpson
Room: Aula Magna

Ajay Kumar MAHAPATRA, Regional Plant Resource Center, India
Environment and Poverty: Exploring relationship between trade in natural products, cash income and livelihood in Sub tropical forest regions of Eastern India
Discussant: David Simpson

Kaysara KHATUN, Basque Centre for Climate Change, Spain
Competing ecosystem services: An assessment of carbon and timber in the tropical forests of Central America
Discussant: Ajay Kumar Mahapatra

David SIMPSON, Independent Consultant
How many times could you replicate polyface farm? A schematic model of ecosystem services in agriculture
Discussant: Kaysara Khatun

Session C2
Chair: Susan Durden
Room: Sala Goldoni

Daija ANGELI, Technische Universität Berlin, Chair in Environmental and Land Economics, Germany
Social benefits of implementing a national strategy on biological diversity in Germany
Discussant: Susan Durden

Carlos MARTIN-CANTARINO, Multidisciplinary Institute for the Environmental Studies, University of Alicante, Spain
May current scientific ecological knowledge be part of the problem?: the role of scientific advice in promoting (or hindering) biodiversity conservation - A case study at El Hondo Nature Park (SE Spain)
Discussant: Daija Angeli

Susan DURDEN, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, Institute for Water Resources, USA
The Value of Biodiversity - Decision Making for Public Lands
[Please contact author for full paper at]
Discussant: Carlos Martin-Cantarino

Session C3
Chair: Bethany Cooper
Room: Sala Vivaldi

Jorge GUTIERREZ-GARCIA, Alfred-Weber-Institut, Universität Heidelber, Germany
Pesticide use and wildlife loss: a bioeconomic model of the optimal pesticide policy
Discussant: Luca Di Corato

Luca DI CORATO, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden
An Equilibrium Model of Habitat Conservation under Uncertainty and Irreversibility
Discussant: Jorge Gutiérrez-García

Bethany COOPER, School of Business, Faculty of Law and Management, La Trobe University, Australia
Urban water restrictions: what drives compliance behaviour?
Discussant: Paolo Cominetti

Session C4
Chair: Antti Miettinen
Room: Sala Canova

Johannes SAUER, University of Manchester, UK
The marginal cost of producing ecosystem services
Discussant: Antti Miettinen

Frank WÄTZOLD, University of Greifswald, Division of Landscape Economics, Germany
Does proactive biodiversity conservation save costs?
Discussant: Johannes Sauer

Antti MIETTINEN, MTT Agrifood Research Finland, Finland
On production costs of biodiversity zones on arable land and in forests adjacent to fields
Discussant: Frank Wätzold

17:30-18:30 Plenary Discussion Panel I
Bringing science to action: Insights from conservation practitioners on REDD+
Moderator: Rosimeiry Portela
Room: Aula Magna

Andrew MITCHELL, Director, Global Canopy Programme, UK
Anil MARKANDYA, Scientific Director, Basque Centre for Climate Change, Spain
Celia HARVEY, Vice President of Global Change and Ecosystem Services, Conservation International, USA

18:30-19:15 UNEP Round Table
The Inclusive Wealth Report
Room: Aula Magna
Background document

Karl-Göran MÄLER, Professor emeritus, The Beijer Institute, Sweden
Anantha Kumar DURAIAPPAH, Executive Director, International Human Dimensions Program, Germany
Åsa JANSSON, Researcher, The Beijer Institute, Sweden

20:30 Social Dinner
Le Maschere Restaurant, San Marco Mercerie 760, Venezia


9:00-10:30 Plenary Session 2
Chair: Andreas Kontoleon
Room: Aula Magna

Dr Joshua BISHOP, International Union for Conservation of Nature, Switzerland
Reflections on The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (and the TEEB Report for Business)
Background material: TEEB for Business report executive summary

10:30-11:00 Coffee break, Don Sterpi Cloister

11:00-13:00 Parallel Sessions D1 - D4

Session D1
Chair: Andreas Kontoleon
Room: Aula Magna

Amjath BABU, Institute for Agricultural Policy and Market Research, Germany
Gifting for ecosystem services: Economic and ecological analysis of soil biodiversity services in agricultural lands
Discussant: Andreas Kontoleon

Traci BIRGE, ARONIA Research Institute - Åbo Akademi University and Novia University of Applied Sciences, Finland
Using Social-Ecological Inventory to Identify Ecosystem Services and Stewards of Traditional Rural Biotopes in SW Finland
Discussant: Norman Kwikiriza

Norman KWIKIRIZA, Biodiversity International, Uganda
Estimating the role of spatial varietal diversity on crop productivity within an abatement framework: a case of banana in Uganda
Discussant: Traci Birge

Andreas KONTOLEON, Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge, UK
Dependence of the poor on biodiversity: which poor, what biodiversity?
Discussant: Amjath Babu

Session D2
Chair: Carlos Adrián Saldarriaga Isaza
Room: Sala Goldoni

Dafna M. DiSEGNI, School of Management, University of Haifa, Israel
Estimating the economic value of climate change effect on ecosystem services via fluctuations in genuine saving index of sustainability
Discussant: Carlos Adrián Saldarriaga Isaza

Mattia CAI, University of Padua and Fondazione eni Enrico Mattei, Italy
Climate and tourism in Tuscany: responsiveness of tourist inflows to climate variation
Discussant: Surendra Kumar Sharma

Surendra Kumar SHARMA, Environmental Research Institute and Carman School, India
The role of social forestry in poverty alleviation – a case study from India
Discussant: Mattia Cai

Carlos Adrián SALDARRIAGA ISAZA, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombia
Cost-effectiveness analysis of species conservation: an application to a biological corridor in Chile
Discussant: Dafna M. DiSegni

Session D3
Chair: Giulia Macagno
Room: Sala Vivaldi

Rob LILIEHOLM, The University of Maine, School of Forest Resources, USA
Wildlands and Woodlands. A Vision for the New England Landscape
Discussant: Giulia Macagno

Abu SUMON, UNDP Bangladesh, Bangladesh
Incentive Based Conservation Planning and Management through Ecological Zoning and Community Based Ecotourism in Ecologically Critical Areas of Bangladesh
Discussant: Margaret M. Calderon

Margaret M. CALDERON, Institute of Renewable Natural Resources, University of the Philippines, Philippines
Payments for environmental and cultural services and the conservation of the Ifugao rice terraces
Discussant: Abu Sumon

Giulia MACAGNO, School of Advanced Studies in Venice Foundation -Ca' Foscari University of Venice and Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, Italy
The influence of agricultural landscape on tourism flows: An application to Tuscany
Discussant: Rob Lilieholm

Session D4
Chair: Felicita Scapini
Room: Sala Canova

Inge LIEKENS, Unit Environmental Modelling, VITO, Belgium
Spatial elements in a valuation function for nature development
Discussant: Felicita Scapini

Maia DAVID, AgroParisTech - INRA, UMR Economie Publique, France
Agri-environmental policies when the spatial pattern of biodiversity reserves matters
Discussant: Katrin Rehdanz

Katrin REHDANZ, Christian-Albrechts University of Kiel, Germany
Species diversity and human well-being: a spatial econometric approach
Discussant: Maia David

Felicita SCAPINI, University of Florence, Italy
Spatial issues in biodiversity conservation – the case of the Maremma Regional Park
Discussant: Inge Liekens

13:00-14:00 Lunch, San Trovaso Restaurant

14:00-15:30 Parallel Sessions E1 - E4

Session E1
Chair: Stuart Whitten
Room: Aula Magna

Frans DE VRIES, Stirling Management School, University of Stirling, UK
On Spatial Coordination, Site Clustering and Agglomeration Payment: The Case of Wetland Management
Discussant: Stuart Whitten

Davinder Kumar GROVER, Agro – Economic Research Centre, Punjab Agricultural University, India
Conservation Agriculture, Livestock and Livelihood Strategies in Indian Punjab: Synergies and Trade Offs
Discussant: Frans de Vries

Stuart WHITTEN, CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems Australia
Conserving biodiversity through private land managers: integrating adaptive management, economic design and field experience
Discussant: Davinder Kumar Grover

Session E2
Chair: Duncan Knowler
Room: Sala Goldoni

Maarten PUNT, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
Planning marine protected areas: a 1 multiple use game
Discussant: Duncan Knowler

Isis SPINOLA-SCHWARTZ, Sustainable Plans International, USA
Valuing Housing and Social Services in Marin County
Discussant: Maarten Punt

Duncan KNOWLER, Simon Fraser University, Canada
A Multi-Scale Framework for Evaluating the Costs and Benefits of Alternative Management Strategies against Invasive Plants
[Please contact author for full paper at]
Discussant: Isis Spinola-Schwartz

Session E3
Chair: Aline Chiabai
Room: Sala Vivaldi

Ngoc Thi Khanh QUACH, Nha Trang University, Vietnam
Creation of marine reserves and incentives for biodiversity conservation
Discussant: Aline Chiabai

Ana RUIZ-FRAU, School of Ocean Sciences, Bangor University, UK
Societal preference and non-use values of marine protected areas revealed by choice experiments
[Please contact author for full paper at]
Discussant: Ngoc Thi Khanh Quach

Aline CHIABAI, Basque Centre for Climate Change BC3, Spain
Valuing the Impacts of Sea Level Rise on Coastal Habitats and Ecological Services: Case Study for the Basque Country
Discussant: Ana Ruiz-Frau

Session E4
Chair: Anders Skonhoft
Room: Sala Canova

Fan ZHANG, School of Physical, Environmental and Mathematical Sciences, University of New South Wales, Australian Defence Force Academy, Australia
Evaluation of the potential economic benefits of NSW-IMOS using improved ocean forecasts
Discussant: Anders Skonhoft

Ayumi ONUMA, Faculty of Economics, Keio University, Japan
Optimum Population and Long-run Conservation of Natural Capital Stock
Discussant: Fan Zhang

Anders SKONHOFT, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
The maximum sustainable yield management of an age structured salmon population. Fishing vs. conservation
Discussant: Ayumi Onuma

15:30-16:00 Coffee Break, Don Sterpi Cloister

16:00-17:30 Parallel Sessions F1 - F4

Session F1
Chair: Chiara Travisi
Room: Aula Magna

Nicholas HANLEY, Management School, University of Stirling, UK
Economic Values of Species Management Options in Human-Wildlife Conflicts: Hen Harriers in Scotland
Discussant: Chiara Travisi

Elena OJEA
Classifying Ecosystem Services for Economic Valuation: the case of forest water services
Discussant: Nicholas Hanley

Chiara TRAVISI, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, Italy
Economic Assessment of Forest Ecosystem Services Losses: Cost of Policy Inaction
Discussant: Elena Ojea

Session F2
Chair: Daniel Gregg
Room: Sala Goldoni

Stefan BAUMGÄRTNER, Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany
Pitfalls and potential of institutional change: Rain-index insurance and the sustainability of rangeland management
Discussant: Daniel Gregg

Rahim DARMA, Hasanuddin University, Indonesia
The development of local organization function for agricultural development in indonesia
Discussant: Stefan Baumgärtner

Daniel GREGG, Centre for Environmental Management - CQUniversity, Australia
Agriculture vs. the Environment on the Australian rangelands: The case for an alternative to competitive tenders for procuring environmental outcomes
Discussant: Rahim Darma

Session F3
Chair: Nir Becker
Room: Sala Vivaldi

Jianhua ZHOU, School of economics and management, Beijing Forestry University, China
Governing the commons: A case study of the Tricholoma matsutake resource management
Discussant: Nir Becker

Philippe DELACOTE, INRA- Laboratoire d'Economie Forestière, France
Forest products as safety net, deforestation and the tragedy of the commons
Discussant: Jianhua Zhou

Nir BECKER, Tel-Hai Academic College, Israel
A comparative analysis of nature reserves pricing systems
Discussant: Philippe Delacote

Session F4
Chair: Tom Dedeurwaerdere
Room: Sala Canova

Julia TOUZA, University of Vigo Spain
Strategic interactions in provision of international environmental public goods
Discussant: Tom Dedeurwaerdere

Nicola GALLAI, LAboratoire Montpelliérain d'Econométrie Théorique et Appliquée and Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, France
Ecosystem services in a general equilibrium setting: The case of insect pollination
Discussant: Julia Touza

Tom DEDEURWAERDERE, Université catholique de Louvain, Centre for the Philosophy of Law, Belgium
Institutionalizing global genetic-resource commons: Towards alternative models for facilitating access in the global biodiversity regime
Discussant: Nicola Gallai

17:30-18:30 Plenary Discussion Panel II
Innovative participatory methods on valuation: a social take on biodiversity values

Moderator: Paulo A.L.D. Nunes, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, Italy
Room: Aula Magna


Pushpam KUMAR, Professor, University of Liverpool, Ecological and Economic Foundation co-ordinator, TEEB, UK
Nicholas HANLEY, Professor, Management School, University of Stirling, UK
Rudolf S. DE GROOT, Professor, Wageningen University, and TEEB, Germany.