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16th Annual BIOECON Conference
Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services and Sustainability

21-23 September 2014
Kings College, Cambridge
United Kingdom



DAY 1:
DAY 2:
14.00 - 19.30

Kings College
7.45 - 8.45
Breakfast Breakfast
8.00 - 8.45
Registration Checkout
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
Plenary Policy Session 2
15.00 - 15.30
Coffee break Coffee break
15.30 - 17.00
Parallel Sessions C1 - C4 Parallel Sessions E1 - E4
17.00 - 18.30
Plenary Policy Session 1  
18.30 - 19.30
BIOECON internal meetings  
19.15 - 20.00
Pre-dinner Drinks  
20.00 - 22.00
Social Dinner

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Sunday 21 September 2014

14:00 – 19:30 Registration                                                                                                                     Conference Office

18:00 - 19:30 Welcome Cocktail                                                                                                                        Back Lawn




Monday 22 September 2014

08:00 – 08:45 Registration                                                                                                                     Conference Office

08:45 – 9:00 Welcome Address – OPENING BIOECON XVI


09:00 – 10:00 PLENARY SESSION 1                                                                                                             Keynes Hall

Chair:  Prof. Ben Groom, London School of Economics, UK

Keynote Address

Prof.  James SALZMAN, Duke University, USA
The History of Drinking Water for People and Fish

10:00 – 10:30 Coffee break                                                                                    Chetwynd Room


10:30 – 12.30 PARALLEL SESSIONS A1 – A4

10:30 – 12.30 PARALLEL SESSION A1   -   Agriculture and Biodiversity                   Beves Room

Chair:  Cecilia Bellora     

Salvatore DI FALCO, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Rain and Impatience: Climatic factors and the investment in the highlands of Ethiopia

Salvatore Di Falco, Peter Berck, Mintewab Bezabih, Gunnar Kohlin

Discussant: Chunlin Hua

Chunlin HUA, Cyclic Economy Research Centre, Sichuan Province, China

Evaluation of impacts on agricultural extension programs for reducing agricultural NPS pollution by propensity score matching

Chunlin Hua, Richard Woodward, Qian Lu,Yali Jiang

Discussant: Stefanija Veljanoska


Stefanija VELJANOSKA, Paris School of Economics, France

Agricultural Risk and Remittances: The Case of Uganda
Stefanija Veljanoska

Discussant: Cecilia Bellora


Cecilia BELLORA, INRA, France

Agricultural Trade, Biodiversity effects and Food Price Volatility

Cecilia Bellora, Jean Marc Bourgeon

Discussant: Salvatore Di Falco


10:30 – 12.30  PARALLEL SESSION A2 - Payments for Ecological Services   

Chair:  Gregory Smith
                                                                          Keynes Seminar Room 2                


Lucie ANDELTOVA, Centre for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn, Germany

Action-based versus outcome-based payments for environmental services – An experimental auction for tree planting contracts in Kenya

Lucie Andeltova, Tobias Wunscher, Karin Holm-Muller, Elsa Cardona Santos

Discussant: Timothy Cason


Timothy CASON, Purdue University, USA

Transaction Costs and Spatial Coordination in Conservation Incentive Schemes: An Experimental Study
Nick Hanley, Simanti Banerjee, Timothy N. Cason, Frans P. de Vries

Discussant: Gregory Smith


Gregory SMITH, University of East Anglia

When should we use multiple purchaser payment for ecosystem services schemes?

Gregory Smith, Brett Day

Discussant: Frank Watzold


Frank WATZOLD, Brandenburg University of Technology, Germany
PES for the poor? The preferences of buyers
Frank Watzold, Nonka Markova‐Nenova
Discussant: Lucie Andeltova


10:30 – 12.30  PARALLEL SESSION A3  -  Valuation 1: Applications to Biodiversity

Chair: Carl Johan Lagerkvist
                                                                  Saltmarsh Dining Room              

Nick HANLEY, University of St. Andrews, Scotland

Trophy hunting for wildlife conservation? On sport hunters’ willingness to pay for conservation and community benefits
Nick Hanley, Anke Fischer, Yitbarek Tibebe Weldesemaet, Mikołaj Czajkowski, Degu Tadie

Discussant: TBA



Asymmetries of willingness to pay for Swedish semi-natural pastures
Carl Johan Lagerkvist, Knut Per Hasund, Carolina Liljenstolpe
Discussant:Charles Figuières



Conservation priorities when species interact: the Noah's Ark Metaphor revisited

Charles Figuières, Pierre Courtois, Chloe Mulier
Discussant: Michela Facchioli


Michela FACCHIOLI, University of Balearic Islands, Spain

Valuing the recreational benefits of wetland adaptation to climate Change: a trade-off between species’ abundance and diversity

Michela Facchioli, Antoni Riera Font, Catalina M. Torres

Discussant: Nick Hanley




10:30 – 12.30  PARALLEL SESSION A4   -   Natural Capital Accounting and Biodiversity

Chair: Eli Fenichel                                                                             
Saltmarsh Reception Room

Stefan BAUMGÄRTNER, Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany
An Axiomatic Approach to Decision Making under Knightian Uncertainty
Stefan Baumgärtner,John Oliver Engler
Discussant: Moritz Drupp


Moritz DRUPP, University of Kiel, Germany

Subsistence and substitutability in consumer preferences

Moritz Drupp, Stefan Baumgartner, Martin Quaas

Discussant: Anja Zirngibl


Anja ZIRNGIBL, Leuphana University Luneburg, Germany
Wealth of nations and wealth of nature: what is the relationship between biodiversity, economic wealth, and individual well‐being?
Anja Zirngibl, Henrik von Wehrden, David Abson and Stefan Baumgartner

Discussant: Eli Fenichel

Moritz Drupp


Eli FENICHEL, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, USA
Natural capital: from metaphor to measurement

Eli Fenichel, Joshua K. Abbott
Discussant: Stefan Baumgärtner



12:30 – 13:30    Lunch                                                                                                   Dining Hall


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

13:30-15:00 PARALLEL SESSION B1  -  IIED Session on choice experiments in developing countries

Chair: Ina Porras, International Institute for Environment and Development, UK      
Keynes Hall

Keynote Speaker:

Prof Nick Hanley, University of Stirling, UK


The use of choice experiment method for the design of PES
Discussant: Davide Contu, Grantham Institute, London School of Economics

Anna NORDEN, University of Gothenburg and Lund University, Sweden
Payment Types and Participation in Payment for Ecosystem Services Programs: Stated Preferences of Landowners
Discussant: Davide Contu, Grantham Institute, London School of Economics


Pedro CLEMENTE, Center for Environmental and Sustainability Research, New University of Lisbon, Portugal
Landowner Preferences for Agri-Environmental Agreements to Improve Ecosystem Services provision of the Montados' in Portugal
Discussant: Davide Contu, Grantham Institute, London School of Economics



13:30 – 15.00 PARALLEL SESSION B2  -   Forests I                                  Keynes Seminar Room 2 


Chair: Anti Miettinen                                                  

Caterina GENNAIOLI, Grantham Research Institute, London School of Economics, UK

Ethnic Diversity and Deforestation: Evidence from Indonesia

Caterina Gennaioli, Alberto Alesina, Stefania Lovo

Discussant: Shaun Larcom



Institutions and Deforestation in Africa

Shaun Larcom, T. van Gevelt, A. Zabala

Discussant: Anti Miettinen


Anti MIETTINEN, MTT Agrifood Research Finland                                                           

Forest biodiversity zones: replacing or complementing field biodiversity strips and environmental fallows?
Anti Miettinen, Eeva-Liisa Korpela, Kari Hyytiäinen, Mikko Kuussaari

Discussant: Caterina Gennaioli



13:30-15:00 PARALLEL SESSION B3   -   Instruments for Environmental Regulation

 Eirik Romstad                                                                                 Saltmarsh Dining Room

Pengfei LIU, University of Connecticut, USA

The Influence of Credit Stacking Programs: The Coexistence of Regional Credits and Global Credits in Ecosystem Markets

Pengfei Liu, Stephen K. Swallow
Discussant: Timo Goeschl


Timo GOESCHL, University of Heidelberg, Germany

The Blind Trust Game: Costly Monitoring is Not Detrimental to Cooperation

Timo Goeschl, Johannes Jarke

Discussant: Eirik Romstad


Eirik ROMSTAD, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway

An Auction Mechanism for optimal conservation under asymmetric information

Eirik Romstad, Stephen Polasky

Discussant: Pengfei Liu

13:30-15:00 PARALLEL SESSION B4   -   Fisheries I : Management and Instruments

Chair: Maria Loureiro
                                                                        Saltmarsh Reception Room


Bui Bich XUAN, University of Tromso, Norway

Marine Reserve Creation and Interactions between Fisheries and Aquaculture – A Bio-economic Model Analysis

Bui Bich Xuan, Claire Armstrong
Discussant: Nestor Collado


Nestor COLLADO, Universidad del Pacifico, Peru
Fishing Rights: The Case of the Peruvian Anchoveta Fishery

Nestor Collado, Elsa Galarza

Discussant: Maria Loureiro


Maria LOUREIRO, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Promoting conservation in shellfish fisheries: the role of economic incentives and social norms

Maria Loureiro, Maria Allo

Discussant: Bui Bich Xuan


15:00 – 15:30 Coffee break                                                                                    Chetwynd Room


15:30 – 17.00 PARALLEL SESSION C1-C4

15:30 – 17.00 PARALLEL SESSION C1   -  Climate Change Adaptation and the Environment                

Chair:  David Wuepper
                                                                                                                        Beves Room                                                  

Anca PANA, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Is there Room for Geoengineering in the Optimal Climate Policy Mix?

Anca Pana, O. Bahn, M. Chesney, J. Gheyssens, R. Knutti

Discussant: TBA


Discussant: David Wuepper


David WUEPPER, Technical University Munich, Germany

Agricultural Training, Peer-Learning and Sustainable Intensification in Southern Ghana: A Control Function Joint Modelling Approach with Panel Data
David Wuepper, Johannes Sauer, Linda Kleeman
Discussant: Anca Pana



15:30 – 17.00  PARALLEL SESSION C2   -   Valuation II:  Applications to Marine Ecosystems

Chair:  Osiel Davila                                                                               Keynes Seminar Room 2 


Paulo NUNES, WAVES, The World Bank
Analysing Beach Recreationist’s Preferences for the Reduction of Jellyfish Outbreaks: economic results from a stated-choice experiment in Catalonia, Spain

Paulo Nunes, Maria Loureiro, Laia Piñol, Sergio Sastre, Louinord Voltaire and Antonio Canepa

Discussant: Jon Olaf Olaussen


Jon Olaf OLAUSSEN, Trondheim Business School, Norway

Catching catch-and-release- evidence from an Atlantic salmon recreational fishery

Jon Olaf Olaussen

Discussant: Osiel Davila


Osiel DAVILA, Athens University of Economics and Business, and London School of Economics

Valuing Climate Change Mitigation: A Choice Experiment on Coastal and Marine Ecosystem

Phoebe Kondouri, Kyriaki Remoundou, Pedro Diaz-Simal Osiel Davil, and Benedicte Rulleau

Discussant: Paulo Nunes



15:30 – 17.00 PARALLEL SESSION C3  -  Fisheries 2: International and Regional Issues

Chair:  Basak Bayramoglu                                                                     
Saltmarsh Dining Room 


Brian COPELAND, University of British Columbia, Canada

Trade and fisheries subsidies

Brian Copeland, Jean-Francois Jacques, Basak Bayramoglu

Discussant: Stephen Borsky


Stephen BORSKY, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

Renewable Resources, Ethnic Institutions and Regional Economic Activity: The Case of Maritime Fishery in Africa

Stephen Borsky, Paul Rashky

Discussant: Basak Bayramoglu


Basak BAYRAMOGLU, INRA, UMR Economie Publique, France

Competition between farmed and wild fish: the French sea bass and sea bream markets

Basak Bayramoglu, Esther Regnier

Discussant: Brian Copeland



15:30 – 17.00 PARALLEL SESSION C4  -  Growth, Land-use and Ecosystems

Chair: Julien Wolfersberger                                                             
Saltmarsh Reception Room


Bruno LANZ, Graduate Institute, Switzerland

Population, Technology, and Malthusian constraints: A quantitative growth theoretic perspective

Bruno Lanz, Tim Swanson, Simon Dietz

Discussant: Guy Meunier


Guy MEUNIER, INRA and Ecole Polytechnique, France

Land-sparing vs Land-sharing with incomplete policies

Guy Meunier

Discussant: Julien Wolfersberger


Julien WOLFERSBERGER, Climate Economics Chair, France

An Empirical Analysis of the cumulative nature of Deforestation
Julien Wolfersberger, Philippe Delacote, Serge Garcia

Discussant: Bruno Lanz

17:00 - 18:30 PLENARY POLICY SESSION 1 - Climate Change and Ecosystem Services                        

Chair / Moderator: Russell Wise, CSIRO                                                                Keynes Hall 


Prof. Stefan BAUMGARTNER, Leuphana University, Germany
Prof. Colin PRENTICE, Imperial College, UK
Prof Paul EKINS, University College London,UK


Scientific and Institutional Partners Meeting                                                                     Beves Room                                                                                 

19:15-20:00     Pre-Dinner Drinks                                                                                Back Lawn                                            

20:00-22:00 CONFERENCE SOCIAL DINNER                                                               Dining Hall 




Tuesday 23 September 2014

08:45 – 9:00 Final Announcement                                                                             Keynes Hall

9:00 – 10:00 PLENARY SESSION 2                                                                                                  Keynes Hall

Chair: Ben Groom, London School of Economics

Keynote Address

Prof. Christian Gollier, University of Toulouse
Is the public sector short-termist towards sustainability issues?

10:00 – 10:30 Coffee break                                                                                 Chetwynd Room


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

10:30 – 12.30 PARALLEL SESSION D1  - Field Experiments for Biodiversity and Environmental Policy

Chair: Emi Uchida                              
                                                                 Beves Room 


Anna BARTCZAK, Warsaw Ecological Economics Centre, University of Warsaw, Poland

Wildfires In Poland: The Impact Of Risk Preferences and loss aversion On Environmental Choices
Anna Bartczak, Susan Chilton and Jürgen Meyerhoff

Discussant: Tim Reutemann


Tim REUTEMANN, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Designing Payments for avoided Deforestation under capital constraint: A framed lab in the field experiment

Tim Reutemann, Eliane Pareja, Stefanie Engel
Discussant: Jules-Daniel Wurlod


Jules-Daniel WURLOD, Graduate Institute, Switzerland

Consumer choice and environmental policies: A field experiment comparing labels, subsidies and bans across different products
Jules-Daniel Wurlod

Discussant: Emi Uchida


Emi UCHIDA, University of Rhode Island

Risk, Time Preferences and Tenure Reform: Impact on Forest Management
Emi Uchida, Jintao Xu, Thomas Sproul, Karen Sullivan

Discussant: Anna Bartczak




10:30 – 12.30   PARALLEL SESSION D2   -   Natural Resource Management

Chair: Asle Gauteplass                                                                         
Keynes Seminar Room 2


Lorena FRICKE, University of Kiel, Germany

The Economic Causes of Regime Shifts in Marine Ecosystems

Lorena Fricke, Martin Quaas

Discussant: Richard Melstrom


Richard MELSTROM, Oklahoma State University, USA

Interspecific Competition and Pests: Managing the Impact of Feral Pigs on the Foxes of Santa Cruz Island

Richard Melstrom

Discussant: David Shanafelt


David SHANAFELT, Arizona State University, USA

The biodiversity and productivity effects of preferences over the stock and flow benefits of species

David Shanafelt
Discussant: Asle Gauteplass


Asle GAUTEPLASS, Norwegian University of Technology and Science, Norway
On the optimal control of an animal-vegetation ecological system

Asle Gauteplass

Discussant: Lorena Fricke



10:30 – 12.30   PARALLEL SESSION D3   -   REDD+ and Ecosystem Services
Chair: Charles Palmer                                                                            Saltmarsh Dining Room


Ewa ORLIGORA-SANKOWSKA, University of Lodz, Poland

REDD+ and institutions: Are we making the best of REDD+?

Jakub Kronenberg, Ewa Orligora-Sankowska

Discussant: Mireille Chiroleu-Assouline


Mireille CHIROLEU-ASSOULINE, University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, PSE and INRA, France

REDD+ as a Tool for Climate Change Mitigation and Biodiversity Conservation: Co-Benefits and Trade-Offs

under Moral Hazard

Mireille Chiroleu-Assouline, Jean-Christophe Poudou and Sébatien Roussel

Discussant: Murray Collins


Murray COLLINS, University of Edinburgh and London School of Economics, UK

Seeking additionality: An Impact Assessment of one year of pilot REDD+ project activities at Berbak National Park, Indonesia
Murray Collins, Charles Palmer, Edward Mitchard

Discussant: Frank Watzold


Charles PALMER, London School of Economics, UK
Modelling land use, deforestation, and policy analysis: A hybrid optimization-ABM heterogeneous agent model with application to the Bolivian Amazon
Lykke Andersen, Ugur Bilge, Ben Groom, David Gutierrez, Evan Killick, Juan Carlos Ledezma, Charles Palmer and Diana Weinhold
Ewa Orligora-Sankowska

10:30 – 12.30  PARALLEL SESSION D4  -  Valuation III: Methodological Issues

Chair: Michael Brock         
                                                             Saltmarsh Reception Room 

Jeremy DE VALCK, University of Leuven and VITO, Belgium

Is distance enough? Testing the influence of substitutes in nature valuation by using spatial discounting factors

Jeremy De Valck, Steven Broek, Inge Liekens, Joris Aertsens, Liesbet Vranken

Discussant: Anne Stenger



Ecosystem services on forested lands: An Experiment on the role of auction format and communication
Anne Stenger, Anna Bartczak, Michael Krawczyk

Discussant: Erlend Sandorf


Erlend SANDORF, Norwegian College of Fishery Science, The Arctic University of Norway, Norway
Exploring Discontinuous Preferences in Discrete Choice Experiments: The Case of Cold Water Corals in Norway

Erlend Sandorf

Discussant: Michael Brock


Michael BROCK, University of East Anglia, UK

Putting Bambi in the Firing Line: Applying Moral Philosophy to Environmental and Economic Attitudes on Deer Culling
Michael Brock, Robert Sugden, Grischa Perino

Discussant:  Jeremy de Valck


12:30 – 13:30    Lunch                                                                                                 Dining Hall


13:30 – 15.00 PLENARY POLICY SESSION 2 – Natural Capital Accounting, Biodiversity and Ecosystems

Facilitator: Matthew Agarwala, London School of Economics                                 Keynes Hall                                                                    


Michele PITTINI, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, UK
Giles ATKINSON, London School of Economics, UK
Georgina MACE, University College London, UK
David MADDISON, Professor of Economics, University of Birmingham

15:00 – 15:30 Coffee break                                                                                   Chetwynd Room


15:30 – 17:00 PARALLEL SESSIONS E1-E4


15:30 – 17:00 PARALLEL SESSION E1  -  Instruments for Environmental and Biodiversity policy 2

Chair: Augustin Perez-Barahona
                                                                            Beves Room 


Brooks KAISER, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

A century of environmental legislation

Brooks Kaiser, Louis P. Cain

Discussant: Renaud Lapeyre


Renaud LAPEYRE, IDDRI, France
Markets or Contracts? Uncovering institutional arrangements governing Biodiversity Compensation in France

Renaud Lapeyre, Romain Pirard, Matthieu Wemaëre, Anouk Ferte-Devin

Discussant: Augustin Perez-Barahona

Agustin PEREZ-BARAHONA, INRA and Ecole Polytechnique, France
Environmental Pollution and Biodiversity: Light Pollution and Sea Turtles in the Caribbean
Agustin Perez-Barahona, Michael Brei, Eric Stobl
Discussant: Brooks Kaiser


15:30 – 17:00 PARALLEL SESSION E2   -   Fisheries III: Advances in Modelling and Policy Analysis

Chair: Barbara Hutniczak                                                                    Keynes Seminar Room 2


Anders SKONHOFT, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Perfect selectivity vs. biomass harvesting in an age- structured fishery population model. What is the gain?

Anders Skonhoft

Discussant: Sophie Gourguet


Sophie GOURGUET, IFREMER, Marine Economics Unit, France

Modelling the cost of sustainability in the Australian Northern Prawn Fishery

Sophie Gourguet, O. Thebaud,, S. Jennings, L.R. Little, C. Dichmont, S. Pascoe , R.A. Deng, L. Doyen

Discussant: Barbara Hutniczak


Barbara HUTNICZAK, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

Balancing total allowable catches in a multispecies context
Barbara Hutniczak

Discussant: Anders Skonhoft


15:30 – 17:00 PARALLEL SESSION E3   -   Valuation IIII : Methodological issues II

Chair: Suzanne Vedel
                                                                           Saltmarsh Dining Room


Margrethe AANESEN, University of Tromso, Norway

Willingness to pay for unfamiliar public goods:  Preserving cold-water corals in Norway

Margrethe Aanesen, Claire Armstrong, Mikolaj Czajkowski, Jannike Falk-Petersen, Nick Hanley and Ståle Navrud
Discussant: Osiel Davila

Osiel DAVILA on behalf of Phoebe Kondouri, AUEB, LSE and ICRE8, UK

Isolating Warm Glow in Charitable Auction Giving

Osiel Davila, Phoebe Koundouri, Kyriaki Remoundou, Andreas C. Drichoutis

Discussant: Suzanne Vedel


Suzanne VEDEL, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

How much are your social preferences worth for society?

Suzanne Vedel, Jette Bredahl Jacobsen and Bo Jellesmark Thorsen

Discussant: Margrethe Aanesen


15:30 – 17:00 PARALLEL SESSION E4   -   Forests II
Chair: Janet Lowore                                                                          Saltmarsh Reception Room

Tapas Kumar SARANGI, Institute of Economic Growth, University of Delhi, India

Decentralised forest governance in contemporary Odisha, India

Tapas Kumar Sarangi

Discussant: Marian Weber


Marian WEBER, Alberta Innovates, Canada

Economic-Ecological Evaluation of Dynamic Offset Contracting in Alberta’s Boreal Forest

MarIan Weber, Grant Hauer, Dan Farr

Discussant: Janet Lowore


Janet LOWORE, Bees for Development, UK

A discussion of the importance of forest beekeeping and commercial honey and beeswax trade for the sustainable management of natural forests in SW Ethiopia
Janet Lowore, Adrian Wood

Discussant:  Tapas Kumar Sarangi






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Announcement and Call for participants

Programme and papers

Call for participants [ pdf - 51 Kb]


Key People

Book of Abstracts


List of participants

Participant list

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