With the contribution of:


14th Annual BIOECON Conference
Resource Economics, Biodiversity Conservation
and Development

18-20 September 2012
College Cambridge, England


DAY 1:
DAY 2:
18.00 - 19.30

Kings College
8.00 - 8.45
8.45 - 9.00
Welcome Address
Final Announcement
9.00 - 10.00
Plenary Session 1 Plenary Session 2
10.00 - 10.30
Coffee break Coffee break
10.30 - 12.30
Parallel Sessions A1 - A4
Parallel Sessions D1 - D4
12.30 - 13.30
Lunch Lunch
13.30 - 15.00
Parallel Sessions B1 - B4
Parallel Sessions E1 - E4
15.00 - 15.30
Coffee break Coffee break
15.30 - 17.00
Parallel Sessions C1 - C4 Parallel Sessions F1 - F3
17.00 - 18.30
Plenary Panel Discussion  
18.30 - 19.30
BIOECON internal meetings  
19.15 - 20.00
Pre-dinner Drinks  
20.00 - 22.00
Social Dinner

Tuesday 18 September 2012

18:00 – 19:30 Registration and Welcome Cocktail                                                                                    Kings College




Wednesday 19 September 2012

08:00 – 08:45 Registration         
08:45 – 9:00 Welcome Address – OPENING BIOECON XIV


09:00 – 10:00 PLENARY SESSION I                                                                                                               Keynes Hall

Keynote Address
Jean-Marie BALAND, Centre of Research in the Economics of Development, University of Namur, Belgium
Forest degradation and the role of the state: the case of Himalayan forests in Nepal and India

10:00 – 10:30 Coffee break                                                                                                                       Chetwynd Room

10:30 – 12.30 PARALLEL SESSIONS A1 – A4

10:30 – 12.30 PARALLEL SESSION A1   -   Special session: PES design and implementation: new insights and approaches

Chair: Ulf Narloch                                                                                                                                                 Keynes Hall 

Christian NEUMANN, UNEP/GRID-Arendal, Norway
Vital graphics on payment for ecosystem services: realising nature's value
Christian Neumann, Ieva Rucevska, Christina Cavaliere, Steven Lutz, Martin Julseth, Marianne Fernagut
Discussant: Ina Porras

Ina PORRAS, International Institute for Environment and Development, United Kingdom
Monitoring and evaluation of Payment for Watershed Service Schemes in developing countries

Ina Porras, Bruce Aylward, Maryanne Grieg-Gran
Discussant: Julia Martin-Ortega

Julia MARTIN-ORTEGA, The James Hutton Institute, United Kingdom
Evidence-based understanding of payments for water ecosystem services: the Latin American experience
Julia Martin-Ortega, Elena Ojea, Camille Roux              
Discussant: Matthew Cranford

Matthew CRANFORD, London School of Economics and Political Sciences, United Kingdom
Credit-based payments for ecosystem services: evidence from a choice experiment in Ecuador
Matthew Cranford, Susana Mourato
Discussant: Christian Neumann


10:30 – 12.30 PARALLEL SESSION A2   -   International issues and nature conservation
Chair: Timo Goeschel                                                                                                                    Keynes Seminar Room 2             

Elisabeth CHRISTEN, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Effects of trade barriers on bilateral trade of potable water
Elisabeth Christen, Andrea Leiter, Michael Pfaffermayr
Discussant: Derek Eaton

Derek EATON, Centre for International Environmental Studies, Graduate Institute Geneva, Switzerland
Trade and intellectual property rights in the agricultural seed sector
Derek Eaton
Discussant: Stefan Borsky

Stefan BORSKY, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
The leak in the system - Analyzing third country effects of an IEA on tropical timber trade
Stefan Borsky, Andrea Leiter, Michael Pfaffermayr
Discussant: Timo Goeschel

Timo GOESCHEL, Alfred-Weber-Institiut for Economics, University of Heidelberg, Germany
The climate policy hold-up: How intellectual property rights turn international environmental agreements into buyer cartels forabatement technologies
Grischa Perino, Timo Goeschl
Discussant: Elisabeth Christen


10:30 – 12.30 PARALLEL SESSION A3   -   Valuation and biodiversity policy

Chair:  Mónica Hernández-Morcillo                                                                                            Saltmarsh Dining Room       

Elsa VARELA, European Forest Institute Mediterranean Regional Office, Spain
Economic valuation of forest fire programs in Andalusia (Spain): Social preferences and willingness to pay
Elsa Varela, Marek Giergiczny, Pere Riera, Pierre-Alexandre Mahieu, Mario Solino
Discussant: Duncan Knowler

Duncan KNOWLER, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Valuing the willingness-to-pay for ecosystem service benefits from integrated multi-trophic and closed containment aquaculture in British Columbia, Canada
Duncan Knowler, Winnie Yip, Wolfgang Haider
Discussant: Stefan Baumgärtner

Stefan BAUMGÄRTNER, Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany
Ramsey discounting of ecosystem services
Stefan Baumgärtner, Alexandra Klein, Denise Thiel, Klara Winkler
Discussant: Mónica Hernández-Morcillo

Mónica HERNÁNDEZ-MORCILLO, Brandenburg Academy of Science, Germany
An empirical review of cultural ecosystem services measurements
Mónica Hernández-Morcillo, Tobias Plieninger, Claudia Bieling
[Please contact author for full paper at]
Discussant: Elsa Varela


10:30 – 12.30 PARALLEL SESSION A4  -  Biodiversity conservation and public good provision: theory

Chair: Ben Groom                                                                                                                     Saltmarsh Reception Room 

Pascal GASTINEAU, French Institute of Science and Technology for Transport, Development and Networks, France
Which compensation for whom?
Pascal Gastineau, Emmanuelle Taugourdeau
Discussant: Dafna DiSegni

Dafna M. DiSEGNI, University of Haifa, Israel
Income heterogeneity and common provision of public goods
Dafna M. DiSegni
[Please contact author for full paper at]
Discussant: Sarah Winands

Sarah WINANDS, Institute for Food and Resource Economics, Bonn University, Germany
The biodiversity conservation game with heterogeneous countries
Sarah Winands, Karin Holm-Muller, Hans-Peter Weikard
Discussant: Ben Groom

Ben GROOM, School of Oriental and African Studies, United Kingdom
Gamma discounting and the combination of forecasts

Ben Groom, Marc C. Freeman
Discussant:  Pascal Gastineau


12:30 – 13:30    Lunch                                                                                                                                  Kings Dining Hall


13:30-15:00 PARALLEL SESSIONS B1 - B4

13:30-15:00 PARALLEL SESSION B1   -   Special Session: Conservation tender design and performance

Chair:  Stuart Whitten                                                                                                                                          Keynes Hall 

Nora VOGT, University of Göttingen, Germany
Communication, competition and social gift exchange in an auction for public good provision
Nora Vogt, Andrew Reeson , Kilian Bizer

Andrew REESON, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Australia
Are auctions for ecosystem service provision likely to suffer with repetition?
Andrew Reeson , Tim Capon, Stuart Whitten

Stuart WHITTEN, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Australia and ETH Zurich
Money for nothing or payments for biodiversity? Design and performance of the Australian Government’s Environmental Stewardship Program conservation tender metric
Stuart Whitten, Charlie Zammit, Art Langston, Veronica Doerr, Emma Burns, Eric Doerr, Simon Attwood


13:30 – 15.00 PARALLEL SESSION B2  -   Institutions, development and nature conservation

Chair: Tim Swanson                                                                                                                     Keynes Seminar Room 2       

Merle WIESE, AWI University of Heidelberg, Germany
Economic drivers of the α-Index of the species-area curve: Evidence for an EKC?
Merle Wiese
Discussant: Brooks Kaiser

Brooks KAISER, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
From rites to rights: The co-evolution of political, economic and social structures
Brooks Kaiser, James Roumasset
Discussant: Tim Swanson

Tim SWANSON, Centre for International Environmental Studies, Graduate Institute Geneva, Switzerland
Corruption and the curse: The dictator’s choice
Tim Swanson
Discussant: Merle Wiese


13:30-15:00 PARALLEL SESSION B3   -   Adaptation to climate change

Chair: Salvatore Di Falco                                                                                                                Saltmarsh Dining Room

Anne BORGE JOHANNESEN, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
The economics of sheep farming at northern latitudes. Potential effects of climate change
Anne Borge Johannesen, Anders Nielsen, Anders Skonhoft
Discussant: Salvatore Di Falco

Salvatore DI FALCO, London School of Economics, United Kingdom
How African agriculture can adapt to climate change? A counterfactual analysis from Ethiopia
Salvatore Di Falco, Marcella Veronesi
Discussant: Anne Borge Johannesen


13:30-15:00 PARALLEL SESSION B4   -   Fisheries

Chair: Michele Baggio                                                                                                              Saltmarsh Reception Room

Ute KAPAUN, Kiel University, Germany
Does the optimal size of a fish stock increase with environmental uncertainties?
Ute Kapaun, Martin F. Quaas
Discussant: Xiaozi Liu

Xiaozi LIU, Norwegian School of Economics, Norway
Sharing a fish stock with density-dependent distribution and unit harvest costs
Xiaozi Liu, Marko Lindroos, Leif Sandal
Discussant: Michele Baggio

Michele BAGGIO, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
The optimal management of a natural resource with switching dynamics
Michele Baggio
Discussant: Ute Kapaun


15:00 – 15:30 Coffee break                                                                                                                          Chetwynd Room


15:30 – 17.00 PARALLEL SESSION C1-C4

15:30 – 17.00 PARALLEL SESSION C1   -   Agri-environmental schemes

Chair: Frank Wätzold                                                                                                                                            Keynes Hall              

Lauriane MOUYSSET, French Center for Scientific Research, France
Co-viability of farmland biodiversity and agriculture
Lauriane Mouysset, Luc Doyen, Frédéric Jiguet
Discussant: Nick Hanley

Nick HANLEY, University of Stirling, United Kingdom
The costs of policy simplification in conservation incentive programs
Nick Hanley, Paul Armsworth, Szvetlana Acs, Martin Dallimer, Kevin J. Gaston, Paul Wilson
Discussant: Frank Wätzold

Frank WÄTZOLD, Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus, Germany
An ecological-economic modelling procedure and a software-based decision support for cost-effective agri-environmental schemes for biodiversity conservation in grassland
Frank Wätzold, Melanie Mewes, Martin Drechsler, Karin Johst, Astrid Sturm
[Please contact author for full paper at]
Discussant: Lauriane Mouysset

15:30 – 17.00 PARALLEL SESSION C2  -  Species interactions, biological invasions and wildlife

Chair: Anders Skonhoft                                                                                                              Keynes Seminar Room 2

Chloé MULIER, Institut National de Recherches Agronomiques, Laboratoire Montpelliérain d'Econométrie Théorique et Appliquée, France
Managing Biological Invasions: The good, the bad and the ambivalent
Chloé Mulier, Pierre Courtois, Jean-Michel Salles
Discussant: Niki Rust

Niki RUST, Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology, University of Kent, United Kingdom
Predator-friendly farming: Efficacy of livestock guarding dogs in South Africa
Niki Rust, Katherine Whitehouse-Tedd, Douglas Macmillan
Discussant: Anders Skonhoft

Anders SKONHOFT, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
A bioeconomic analysis of disease transmission between wildlife and livestock
Anders Skonhoft
Discussant: Niki Rust


15:30-17:00   PARALLEL SESSION C3   -   Deforestation and land use change

Chair: Vincent Martinet                                                                                                                 Saltmarsh Dining Room

Diego HERRERA-GARCIA, Duke University, USA
Protecting forests, biodiversity, and the climate: predicting policy impact to improve policy choice
Diego Herrera-Garcia, Alex Pfaff, Juan Robalino
Discussant: Saraly Andrade de sa

Saraly ANDRADE DE SA, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Dynamics of indirect land-use change: Empirical evidence from Brazil
Saraly Andrade de sa, Charles Palmer, Salvatore di Falco
Discussant: Vincent Martinet

Vincent MARTINET, Institut National de Recherches Agronomiques - Economie Publique, France
Trade-offs between food production and biodiversity conservation: some economic aspects
Vincent Martinet, Frédéric Barraquand
Discussant: Diego Herrera-Garcia


15:30 – 17.00 PARALLEL SESSION C4   -   Livelihoods and participatory management

Chair: Michael Verdone                                                                                                         Saltmarsh Reception Room

Aske BOSSELMANN, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Do intermediary institutions promote inclusiveness in PES programs? The case of Costa Rica
Aske Bosselmann, Jens Friis Lund
Discussant: Jenny Birch

Jenny BIRCH, BirdLife International, United Kingdom
What benefits do Community Forests provide, and to whom? A rapid assessment of ecosystem services from a Himalayan forest in Nepal
Jenny Birch, David H.L. Thomas, Ishana Thapa, Andrew Balmford, Richard B. Bradbury, Claire Brown, Stuart Butchart,Hum Gurung, Francine M.R. Hughes, Kelvin S.H. Peh, Alison Stattersfield, Matt Walpole
Discussant: Michael Verdone

Michael VERDONE, International Union for Conservation of Nature, Switzerland
Can marine protected areas improve livelihoods in gateway communities: An economic view of the evidence base
Michael Verdone
Discussant: Aske Bosselmann


Capturing economic values of ecosystem services in developing countries                                   Keynes Hall 

Chair / Moderator
Pushpam Kumar, UNEP

Jaroslav MYSIAK, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei
Peter CARTER, European Investment Bank
Frank VORHIES, International Union for Conservation of Nature
Nick HANLEY, University of Stirling
Paulo NUNES, The Mediterranean Science Commission, Monaco



Scientific and Institutional Partners Meeting                                                                                             Room TBA 


19:15-20:00     Pre-Dinner Drinks                                                                                                                    Room TBA 


Kings College Dining Hall


Thursday 20 September 2012


08:45 – 9:00 Final Announcement                                                                                                                    Keynes Hall


09:00 – 10:00 PLENARY SESSION 2                                                                                                                 Keynes Hall

Keynote Address
Stefanie ENGEL, Institute for Environmental Decisions, Department of Environmental Sciences, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Designing payments for environmental services - An overview


10:00 – 10:30 Coffee break                                                                                                                        Chetwynd Room


10:30-12:30 PARALLEL SESSIONS D1 - D4

10:30 – 12.30 PARALLEL SESSION D1   -   REDD+

Chair: Ulf Narloch                                                                                                                                                 Keynes Hall 

Roman CARRASCO, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Simple REDD+: a new compensation mechanism without reference levels based on net carbon sequestration services
Roman Carrasco
Discussant: T.J. Laing

T.J LAING, London School of Economics, United Kingdom
Modelling political influence on the choice of policies for REDD+
T.J Laing, Charles Palmer
Discussant: Pallab Mozumder

Pallab MOZUMDER, Florida International University, USA
Willingness to accept carbon payments under different land uses in two community forests of Oaxaca, Mexico
Pallab Mozumder, Roland Nieratka, David Bray
Discussant: Ulf Narloch

Ulf NARLOCH, UNEP-WCMC, United Kingdom
Towards a holistic assessment of national REDD+ options: Accounting for ecosystem service and biodiversity impacts
Ulf Narloch, Lera Miles, Valerie Kapos, Monika Bertzky
Discussant: Roman Carrasco


10:30 – 12.30 PARALLEL SESSION D2   -   Valuation

Chair: Nick Hanley                                                                                                                         Keynes Seminar Room 2

Diane BURGESS, Agri-food and Biosciences Institute, United Kingdom
Landscape valuation: choice experiments or contingent valuation?
Diane Burgess, Graham Finney, Dave Matthews
Discussant: Grischa Perino

Grischa PERINO, University of East Anglia, United Kingdom
A common bird in your garden is worth two rare ones in the woods: Consumption and altruistic values of local wildlife
Grischa Perino, Michael Brock, Robert Sugden
Discussant: Anna Bartczak

Anna BARTCZAK, University of Warsaw, Warsaw Ecological Economics Center, Poland
The impact of individual risk preferences on choices and values: an application to threatened lynx populations in Poland
Anna Bartczak, Susan Chilton and Jürgen Meyerhoff
Discussant: Nick Hanley

Nick HANLEY, University of Stirling, United Kingdom
More random or more deterministic choices? The effects of information on preferences for biodiversity conservation
Nick Hanley, Mikolaj Czajkowski
Discussants:  Diane Burgess


10:30 – 12.30 PARALLEL SESSION D3   -   Payments for ecosystem services I

Chair:  Jakub KRONENBERG                                                                                                         Saltmarsh Dining Room

Justin DIJK, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Can informational rents ever be avoided? Optimal conservation programs, endogenous investments, and heterogeneity in land owner preferences
Justin Dijk, Daan van Soest, Carmen Arguedas
Discussant: Martin Quaas

Martin QUAAS, University of Kiel, Germany
Combining performance-based and action-based payments to provide environmental goods under uncertainty
Martin Quaas, Sandra Derissen
Discussant: Marita Laukkanen

Marita LAUKKANEN, Government Institute for Economic Research, Finland
Evaluating greening farm policy: a structural model of agri-environmental subsidies
Marita Laukkanen, Céline Nauges
Discussant: Jakub Kronenburg

Jakub KRONENBERG, University of Lodz, Poland
Ecosystem service curse: what new or extended problems might emerge if payments for ecosystem services grow big?
Jakub Kronenberg, Klaus Hubacek
Discussant: Justin Dijk


10:30 – 12.30 PARALLEL SESSION D4   -   EU policy impacts

Chair: Ian Hodge                                                                                                                    Saltmarsh Reception Room

Helen DING, Biodiversity Governance Research Unit, Center for Philosophy of Law, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium
The economic impacts of biodiversity policy for improving the climate regulating services provided by EU Natura 2000 habitats
Helen Ding, Anil Markandya, Paulo Nunes
Discussant: Angela Münch

Angela MÜNCH, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Agri-environmental schemes and grassland biodiversity: Another side of the coin
Angela Münch
Discussant: Christine Bertram

Christine BERTRAM, Kiel Institute, Germany
On the environmental effectiveness of the EU Marine Strategy Framework
Christine Bertram, Katrin Rehdanz
Discussant: Ian Hodge

Ian HODGE, University of Cambridge, UK
Largescale conservation and neoliberalism: a UK perspective
Ian Hodge, Bill Adams
Discussant: Helen Ding


12:30 – 13:30    Lunch                                                                                                                                 Kings Dining Hall


13:30 – 15.00 PARALLEL SESSIONS E1-E4

13:30 – 15.00 PARALLEL SESSION E1   -   Special session Striking the balance between rigor and practicality: methods for assessing the social impacts of conservation policy instruments
(hosted by Institute for Environment and Development and the Department of Land Economy University of Cambridge)                                                                                                                                                              Keynes Hall 

Bhaskar Vira (University of Cambridge)

Maryanne GRIEG GRAN, Institute for Environment and Development
Andreas KONTOLEON, University of Cambridge
Jenny BIRCH, Birdlife International
Hanne SVARSTADT, Norwegian Institute of Nature Research


13:30 – 15.00 PARALLEL SESSION E2   -   Theory

Chair: Anthony Heyes                                                                                                                   Keynes Seminar Room 2

Charles FIGUIERES, Institut National de Recherches Agronomiques, Laboratoire Montpelliérain d'Econométrie Théorique et Appliquée, France
Regulating ambient pollution when social costs are unknown
Charles Figuieres, Marc Willinger
Discussant: Maarten Punt

Maarten PUNT, Technische Universität München, Germany
Spatial and liability aspects of the formation of GMO-free or GMO clubs
Maarten Punt, Justus Wesseler
Discussant: Anthony Heyes

Anthony HEYES, University of Ottawa, Canada
Community pressure for green behavior
Anthony Heyes, Sandeep Kapur
Discussant: Charles Figuieres

13:30 – 15.00 PARALLEL SESSION E3             -   Biodiversity conservation: theory and behaviour

Chair: Johannes Sauer                                                                                                                  Saltmarsh Dining Room 

Maarten VOORS, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
Behaviour, field experiments and biodiversity policy
Maarten Voors, Andreas Kontoleon
Discussant: Simanti Banerjee

Frans DE VRIES, University of Stirling, United Kingdom
Information and coordination failure in local networks: An experimental investigation of the agglomeration bonus
Frans De Vries, Simanti Banerjee, Nick Hanley, Anthony Kwasnica
Discussant: Johannes Sauer

Johannes SAUER, University of Kiel, Germany
The identification and measurement of behavioural effects from agri-environmental policies - An empirical analysis
Johannes Sauer, John Walsh and David Zilberman
Discussant: Maarten Voors


13:30 – 15.00 PARALLEL SESSION E4   -   Payments for ecosystem services II

Chair: Tobias  Wünscher                                                                                                       Saltmarsh Reception Room

The life of transaction costs in a payment for ecosystem scheme: The Evian Natural Mineral Water scheme (France)
Pierre Defrance, Pedro Andrés Garzon Delvaux
[Please contact author for full paper at]
Discussant: Leo Zhaoyang Liu

Leo ZHAOYANG LIU, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Meta-analysis of livelihood impacts of payments for environmental services programs in developing countries
Leo Zhaoyang Liu, Andreas Kontoleon
Discussant: Tobias Wünscher

Tobias WÜNSCHER, Center for Development Research, University of Bonn, Germany
International payments for biodiversity services: Review and evaluation of conservation targeting approaches
Tobias Wünscher, Stefanie Engel
Discussant: Pedro Andrés Garzon Delvaux


15:30 – 16.30 PARALLEL SESSIONS F1-F3

15:30 – 16.30 PARALLEL SESSION F1   -   Biodiversity and development

Chair: Ariane Amin                                                                                                                                                Keynes Hall 

Francois LIBOIS, University of Namur – CRED, Belgium
Evolving patterns of firewood collections in Nepal: A household panel analysis 1995-2003
Francois Libois, Jean-Marie Baland, Dilip Mookherjee
Discussant: Ariane Amin

Ariane AMIN, CERDI and Université d'Auvergne, France
What drives biodiversity conservation effort in the developing world? An analysis for Sub-Saharan Africa
Ariane Amin
Discussant: Francois Libois


15:30 – 16.30 PARALLEL SESSION F2   -   Agriculture and biodiversity

Chair: Luc Doyen                                                                                                                            Keynes Seminar Room 2 

Joseph BULL, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Biodiversity offsets in theory and practice
Joseph Bull, Kenwyn Suttle, Ascelin Gordon, Navinder Singh,E.J. Milner-Gulland
[Please contact author for full paper at]
Discussant: Luc Doyen               

Luc DOYEN, French Center for Scientific Research, France
A double benefit of biodiversity in agriculture
Luc Doyen, Lauriane Mouysset, Frédéric Jiguet            
Discussant: Joseph Bull


15:30 – 16.30 PARALLEL SESSION F3   -   Payments for Ecosystem Services III             

Chair: Romain Pirard                                                                                                                      Saltmarsh Dining Room

Noel RUSSELL, School of Social Sciences, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Adverse or beneficial self-selection? Efficient procurement of environmental services
Noel Russell, Johannes Sauer
Discussant: Romain Pirard

Romain PIRARD, Institut du Développement Durable et des Relations Internationales, France
Classifying market-based instruments for ecosystem services-a rough guide to the literature jungle
Romain Pirard, Renaud Lapeyre
Discussant: Noel Russell




Announcement and Call for papers

Programme and papers


Book of Abstracts

List of participants

Logistical information