nature sustainability




Land-use, Agriculture and Biodiversity:
Spatial and Temporal Issues


12 - 14 September 2018

King’s College, Cambridge, United Kingdom


DAY 1:
DAY 2:
14.00 - 19.30

Kings College
7.45 - 8.45
7.45 - 8.45
8.00 - 8.45
8.00 - 8.45
8.45 - 9.00
Welcome Address
8.45 - 9.00
Final Announcements
9.00 - 10.00
Key note lecture 1
9.00 - 10.00
Key note lecture 2
10.00 - 10.30
Coffee break
10.00 - 10.30
Coffee break
10.30 - 12.30*
Parallel Sessions A1 - A4
10.30 - 12.30
Parallel Sessions D1 - D4
12.30 - 13.30
12.30 - 13.30
13.30 - 15.00
Parallel Sessions B1 - B4
13.30 - 15.00
Plenary Policy Session 2
15.00 - 15.30*
Coffee break
15.00 - 15.30
Coffee break
15.30 - 17.00
Parallel Sessions C1 - C4
15.30 - 17.00
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  
  * : Parallel workshop: Land Use Practices in the 21st Century.


Wednesday 12 September 2018


8:30 - 18:00 BIOECON – Osnabrück Pre-workshop on the Role of Social Preferences in Promoting Conservation Behaviour                                                                                                                                                        Kings College

14:00 – 19:30 Registration                                                                                                                     Conference Office

18:00 - 19:30 Welcome Cocktail                                                                                                                        Back Lawn




Thursday 13 September 2018


08:00 – 08:45 Registration                                                                                                                     Conference Office

08:45 – 9:00 OPENING BIOECON XX and Welcome Address:               Ben GROOM  

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

Chair: Salvatore DI FALCO

Keynote Address
Douglas GOLLIN, University of Oxford, UK
In situ conservation of agricultural genetic resources: Challenges from the grass-roots up

10:00 – 10:30 Coffee break                                                                                                                      Chetwynd Room

10:30 – 12:30:  BIOECON PARALLEL WORKSHOP PART I:                                                                      Keynes Hall

Land Use Conservation in the 21st Century. Population, Development and Global Public Goods

Invited speakers and participants, BIOECON participants also welcome                                                                                                       
Part I: Conservation in the 21st Century

Chair: Susanna HECHT

Mark WILLIAMS, Leicester University, UK
Conservation in the Anthropocene
Discussant - Fangyuan Hua, Cambridge University, UK

Oscar VENTER – University of North British Columbia, USA
Conservation: Protected Areas and Pressures
Discussant - Paul Ferraro, John Hopkins University, USA

Tim SWANSON – Graduate Institute of International Development Studies (IHEID), Switzerland
Land, Population and Policy
Discussant – Laura Diaz Anado, Cambridge University, UK

General Discussion with Panel

10:30 – 12:30 PARALLEL SESSIONS A1 – A4

10:30 – 12:30 PARALLEL SESSION A1: Experiments and the Environment

Chair: Fabian THOMAS                                                                                                               Keynes Seminar Room

Marc N. CONTE, Fordham University, USA
Information Access, Conservation Practice Choice, and Rent Seeking in Conservation Procurement Auctions: Evidence from a Laboratory Experiment
Discussant: Justin Dijk

Justin DIJK, VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands
Analysing group contract design using a lab and a lab-in-the-field threshold public good experiment
Discussant: Mirthe Boomsma

Mirthe BOOMSMA, Tilburg University, Netherlands
Developing a green habit: Stimulating apartment building residents to sort their household waste
(please contact for a copy of the paper)
Discussant: Fabian Thomas

Fabian THOMAS, University of Osnabrück, Germany,
Greening the Common Agricultural Policy – Insights from a field experiment in Lower Saxony, Germany
Discussant: Marc N. Conte


10:30 – 12:30  PARALLEL SESSION A2 – Spatial issues in Biodiversity Conservation I

Chair: George MARBUAH                                                                                                                              Beves Room

Ben GROOM, London School of Economics, UK
REDD+ as an area-based policy: evidence from the 2011 Moratorium on oil palm, timber and logging concessions in Indonesia
(please contact for a copy of the paper)
Discussant: Amanda Eigner

Amanda EIGNER, Institute for Agricultural Policy and Market Research, Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany
Modelling impacts of structural changes on biodiversity through spatial land transformations based on an agronomy and policy
Discussant: Matt Cole

Matt COLE, Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham, UK
Biodiversity and Economic Land Use
(please contact for a copy of the paper)
Discussant: George Marbuah

George MARBUAH, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden
Economic Activity, Species Occurrence and Spread: Evidence from Satellite Imagery Data
Discussant: Ben Groom


10:30 – 12:30  PARALLEL SESSION A3  -  Natural Capital: Theory

Chair: Mabel TIDBALL                                                                                                            Saltmarsh Reception Room

Eli FENICHEL, Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, USA
Valuing Multiple Natural Capital Stocks Under Correlated Volatility
Discussant: Martin Quaas

Martin QUAAS,  Kiel University, Germany
Insurance Value of Natural Capital
Discussant: Tanvir Hussain

Tanvir HUSSAIN, East West University, Bangladesh
Shadow-price valuation of natural capital under different conceptions of sustainability
Discussant: Mabel Tidball

Mabel TIDBALL, French National Institute for Agricultural Research - INRA, France
Ecosystem services, ecosystem disservices, and economic dynamics: is it always worth to conserve natural capital?
Discussant: Eli Fenichel


10:30 – 12:30  PARALLEL SESSION A4  -  Agriculture, Technology and Biodiversity

Chair: Carlo ORECCHIA                                                                                                            Saltmarsh Dining Room

Chandan SINGHA, University of Delhi, India
Causal impact of the adoption of soil conservation measures on farm profit, revenue and variable cost in Darjeeling District, India
Discussant: Nicholas Tyack

Nicholas TYACK, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID), Switzerland
Local innovators in Uganda: Experimenting with improved seeds in a low adoption environment
Discussant: Esther Estruch-Bosch

Esther ESTRUCH-BOSCH, Universitat de Lleida, and Universidad Pública de Navarra, Spain
Protecting biodiversity on farm land: Which type of agri-environmental measure does it better?
Discussant: Carlo Orecchia

Carlo ORECCHIA, Italian Ministry of the Environment and Bioversity International, Italy
Modelling agricultural biodiversity and land allocation in a general equilibrium framework.  The case of maize and wheat in Ethiopia
Discussant: Chandan Singha


12:30 – 13:30    Lunch                                                                                                                                         Dining Hall


13:30-15:00: BIOECON PARALLEL WORKSHOP PART II                                                                           Keynes Hall

Land Use Conservation in the 21st Century. Population, Development and Global Public Goods

Funded by MAVA LAND USE FUTURES. Invited speakers and participants. BIOECON participants also welcome.

Part II: Food Security and Conservation

Chair: Tim SWANSON, IHEID, Switzerland

Hans VAN MEIJL, Wageningen University, Netherlands
Conservation in Long Run
Discussant: Hugo Vallin, IIASA, Austria

Tamas KRISZTIN, IIASA, Austria
Conservation and Food Security
Discussant: Doug Gollin, Oxford University, UK

General Discussion with Panel


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

13:30-15:00 PARALLEL SESSION B1 - Public Preferences for the Environment

Chair: Thiago FONSECA MORELLO                                                                                   Saltmarsh Reception Room

Luca PANZONE, Newcastle University, UK
Strategies to drive consistent sustainable consumption in retailing – Evidence from an online supermarket experiment
Discussant: Charles Palmer

Charles PALMER, London School of Economics, UK
Voter choice and issue salience: environmental preferences and the 2016 Presidential election
Discussant: Thiago Fonseca

Thiago FONSECA MORELLO, Universidade Federal do ABC, Brazil
The effect of substitutes on preferences of Great Britain population for ecological de-intensification of agriculture
Discussant: Alistair Ulph


13:30 – 15.00 PARALLEL SESSION B2 –  Forests I: Deforestation: Causes and Cures

Chair: Benedict PROBST                                                                                                          Keynes Seminar Room 2

Derya KELES, Université de Lorraine and Université de Strasbourg, France
What drives the withdrawal of protected areas? Evidence from the Brazilian Amazon
Discussant: David Heres

David HERES, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas, Mexico
Economic returns to land use and deforestation in Mexico between 2002-2011: An econometric model of land use transitions
(please contact for a copy of the paper)
Discussant: Benedict Probst

Benedict PROBST, University of Cambridge, UK
Can land rights prevent deforestation? Evidence from a large-scale titling initiative in the Brazilian Amazon
Discussant:  Derya Keles


13:30-15:00 PARALLEL SESSION B3 – Natural Capital and Ecosystems

Chair: Moritz DRUPP                                                                                                                                      Beves Room

Saudamini DAS, Institute of Economic Growth, India
Substitutability between built capital and natural capital: Has investment in cyclone adaptation made the storm protection by mangroves redundant?
(please contact for a copy of the paper)
Discussant: Katrina Davis

Katrina DAVIS, ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions, University of Queensland, Australia
A generalizable integrated natural capital methodology to prioritise investment in saltmarsh enhancement
Discussant: Moritz Drupp

Moritz DRUPP, University of Hamburg, Germany
Inter- and Intragenerational Distribution and the Valuation of Natural Capital
Discussant: Saudamini Das

13:30-15:00 PARALLEL SESSION B4 – Instruments I: Ecosystem Auctions

Chair: Patrice LOISEL                                                                                                              Saltmarsh Dining Room

Nick HANLEY, University of Glasgow, UK
Spatial Coordination and Joint Bidding in Conservation Auctions
Discussant: Pengfei Liu

Pengfei LIU, University of Arkansas, Pine Bluff, USA
Performance of Three Multi-Award Reverse Auction Mechanisms
Discussant: Patrice Loisel

Patrice LOISEL, French National Institute for Agricultural Research - INRA, France
Spatially Contiguous Land Management: a sealed bid auction format
Discussant: Nick Hanley


15:00 – 15:30 Coffee break                                                                                                                      Chetwynd Room


15:30 – 17.00 PARALLEL SESSION C1-C4

15:30 – 17.00 PARALLEL SESSION C1 –   Stated Preference I: Applications

Chair: Roland OLSCHEWSKI                                                                                                     Keynes Seminar Room 2

Joshua AJETOMOBI, University of Swaziland, Swaziland
Potential impact of Climate Change on Yields of Cereals in Nigeria
Discussant: Pierre Courtois

Pierre COURTOIS, French National Institute for Agricultural Research - INRA, France
Accounting for spatially heterogeneous preferences while managing invasive species: a choice experiment
Discussant: Roland Olschewski

Roland OLSCHEWSKI, Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL, Switzerland
Bringing the neighbors in: A choice experiment on the influence of coordination and social norms on farmers’ willingness to accept agro-environmental scheme across Europe
(please contact for a copy of the paper)
Discussant: Joshua Ajetomobi


15:30 – 17.00  PARALLEL SESSION C2 –  Forests II: Management

Chair: Masson SOLENE                                                                                                                                    Beves Room

Olli TAHVONEN, University of Helsinki, Finland
Economics of mixed-species forestry with ecosystem services

Discussant: Goytom Kahsay

Goytom KAHSAY, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Trust and Regulation of Forest Management: Micro-level evidence from Ethiopia
Discussant: Solène Masson

Solène MASSON, Aix-Marseille University, France
Environmental conservation program and poverty: evidence from the Brazilian Amazon
Discussant: Olli Tahvonen                                                                                                                                 


15:30 – 17.00 PARALLEL SESSION C3 – Natural Resources Management I

Chair:  Pauli LAPPI                                                                                                                 Saltmarsh Reception Room

Frank WÄTZOLD, Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg, Germany
Ecological-economic modelling to assess the impact of organic farming on endangered grassland biodiversity
Discussant: Charles Figuieres

Charles FIGUIERES, Aix-Marseille School of Economics, France
A tale of two diversities
Discussant: Pauli Lappi

Pauli LAPPI, Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change and Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Italy
On the optimal extraction under asymmetric information over reclamation costs
(please contact for a copy of the paper)
Discussant: Frank Wätzold


15:30 – 17.00 PARALLEL SESSION C4  -  Preferences and Behaviour

Chair: Susana MOURATO                                                                                                         Saltmarsh Dining Room

Salvatore DI FALCO, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Shocks and Risk Preferences Revisted – Causal inferences from panel data versus cross-sections
Discussant: Ann-Kathrin Koessler

Ann-Kathrin KOESSLER, University of Osnabrück, Germany
Policies as information carriers: (Potential) perceptional and behavioral changes due to environmental policies
(please contact for a copy of the paper)
Discussant: Susana Mourato

Susana MOURATO, London School of Economics, UK
Do biodiversity conservation videos cause pro-environmental spillover effects?
Discussant: Salvatore Di Falco


17:00 - 18:30 Plenary Panel Session 1                                                                                                         Keynes Hall

Panel title: “Lessons learned (if any?) from experimental evidence for the development of REDD+”

Chair / Moderator: Andreas Kontoleon, Cambridge University


Prof Julia Patricia GORDON JONES, School of Natural Sciences, Bangor University, UK

Dr Gabriela SIMONET, Center for Environmental Economics of Montpellier (CEE-M), French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA),  France and Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Indonesia

Prof William SUTHERLAND, Miriam Rothschild Professor of Conservation Biology, Department of Zoology
University of Cambridge, UK

Dr Sven WUNDER, Principal Scientist European Forest Institute (EFI) - Barcelona Office, Spain



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



Friday 14 September 2018


08:45 – 9:00 Final Announcements                                                                                                                Keynes Hall


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

Chair: Andreas KONTOLEON

Keynote Address
Prof. Paul FERRARO, John Hopkins University, USA
Applying Behavioral Economics to Improve Environmental Programs: knowns and unknowns

10:00 – 10:30 Coffee break                                                                                                                      Chetwynd Room

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

10:30 – 12.30 PARALLEL SESSION D1 – Instruments II: PES and Ecosystem Services

Chair: Nick HANLEY                                                                                                                                         Beves Room

Matthias BOESCH, Thünen Institute of International Forestry and Forest Economics, Germany
Why do payments for watershed services emerge? A cross-country analysis of adoption contexts
(please contact for a copy of the paper)
Discussant: Katsuya Tanaka

Katsuya TANAKA, Research Center for Sustainability and Environment, Shiga University, Japan
Predicting Farmers’ Responses to Flexible Bonus-based Agri-Environmental Payments: Empirical Findings from Rice Farming in Japan
Discussant: Anca Voia

Anca VOIA, Toulouse School of Economics, France
Are Conservation Programs Additional? Evidence from the French Grassland Conservation Program
Discussant: Nick Hanley

Nick HANLEY, University of Glasgow, UK
How best to pay landowners to control invasive species? Evidence from disease control programs in Finland
Discussant: Matthias Boesch


10:30 – 12.30   PARALLEL SESSION D2  -  Stated Preferences II: Applications and Methods

Chair: Jonathan QUARTEY                                                                                                   Saltmarsh Reception Room

Marije SCHAAFSMA, University of Southampton, UK
Guidance for Deliberative Monetary Valuation studies
(please contact for a copy of the paper)
Discussant: Maria Loureiro

Maria LOUREIRO, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Assessing preferences for wildfire prevention policies in Spain
Discussant: Thiago Fonseca Morello

Thiago FONSECA MORELLO, Universidade Federal do ABC, Brazil
Fire, tractors and health in the Amazon: incorporating heterogeneous preferences into the Hicks-Kaldor test
Discussant: Jonathan Quartey

Jonathan QUARTEY, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana
Harnessing local community preferences for biodiversity conservation in developing countries: Evidence from Ghana’s lake Bosomtwe basin
Discussant: Marije Schaafsma


10:30 – 12.30   PARALLEL SPECIAL SESSION D3 – Spatial Issues in Biodiversity Conservation II

Chair: Paula CULLEN                                                                                                                                           Keynes Hall

Jasper MEYA, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
Environmental Inequality and Economic Valuation
Discussant: Maksym Polyakov

Maksym POLYAKOV, Centre for Environmental Economics and Policy, The University of Western Australia, Australia
Joining the dots versus growing the blobs: optimal spatial targeting of ecological restoration
Discussant: Zachary Turk

Zachary TURK, London School of Economics, UK
Localized pollutants and the use of clustering and dispersion as abatement strategies
Discussant: Paula Cullen

Paula CULLEN, Agriculture and Food Development Authority - TEAGASC , Ireland
Agri-environment scheme design and public goods: spatial match or mismatch
Discussant: Jasper Meya


10:30 – 12.30  PARALLEL SESSION D4  - Natural Resources Management II: Wildlife and Endangered Species

Chair: Nir BECKER                                                                                                                    Saltmarsh Dining Room

Michael ‘T SAS-ROLFES, University of Oxford, UK
Can a legal horn trade save rhinos?
Discussant: Shreya Sethi

Shreya SETHI, Indian institute of Technology-Bombay , India
Does Trade Pave a Way for Wildlife Trafficking?
Discussant: Anders Skonhoft

Anders SKONHOFT, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Regulation of Moose Hunting in Scandinavia: The Implications of Age-Structured Models
Discussant: Nir Becker

Nir BECKER, Tel Hai Academic College, Israel
Shark aggregation and tourism: Opportunities and challenges of an emerging phenomenon
Discussant: Michael ‘t Sas-Rolfes

12:30 – 13:30    Lunch                                                                                                                                      Dining Hall

13:30 – 15.00 Plenary Session 2                                                                                                                Keynes Hall

Panel title: “Resilience, Natural Disasters and Insurance for Ecosystems

Chair/Moderator: Julia Touza, University of York    


Dr Daniel CLARKE, Centre for Global Disaster Protection, Department for International Development, UK

Dr Richard BRETTON, University of Bristol, UK

Dr Swenja SURMINSKI, London School of Economics & Vivideconomics, UK

15:00 – 15:30 Coffee break                                                                                                                      Chetwynd Room


15:30 – 17:00 PARALLEL SESSIONS E1-E4

15:30 – 17:00 PARALLEL SESSION E1  - International Environmental Agreements

Chair: Hans-Peter WEIKARD                                                                                                                          Beves Room

Nils DROSTE, Lund University, Sweden
Designing a global mechanism for intergovernmental biodiversity financing
Discussant: Rüdiger Pethig

Rüdiger PETHIG, University of Siegen, Germany
Self-enforcing biodiversity agreements with financial support from North to South
Discussant: Hans-Peter Weikard

Hans-Peter WEIKARD, Wageningen University, Netherlands
Does certification improve fisheries governance? The case of MSC certification of Western Central Pacific Tuna
Discussant: Nils Droste


15:30 – 17:00 PARALLEL SESSION E2 – Climate Change and the Environment 

Chair: Adrien LAGARDE                                                                                                              Keynes seminar room 2

Anke LEROUX, Monash University, Australia
Coastal Dynamics and Adaptation to Uncertain Sea Level Rise: Optimal Portfolios for Salt Marsh Migration
DiscussantCarlo Orecchia

Carlo ORECCHIA, Italian Ministry of the Environment, Italy
The economic impact of soil and nutrient loss in Malawi
Discussant: Adrien Lagarde

Adrien LAGARDE, University of Bordeaux, France
How does MMEY mitigate bioeconomic effects of climate change for mixed fisheries
Discussant: Anke Leroux


15:30 – 17:00 PARALLEL SESSION E3  -  Game Theory Conservation and Biodiversity Management

Chair: Adam KLECZKOWSKI                                                                                                       Saltmarsh Dining Room

Martin DRECHSLER, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Germany
Modelling the effectiveness and permanence of a compensation payment scheme for the conservation of a public environmental good
Discussant: Adam Kleczkowski

Adam KLECZKOWSKI, University of Strathclyde, UK
Weakest-link control of invasive species: Impacts of memory, bounded rationality and network structure in repeated cooperative games
Discussant: Martin Drechsler

Andrew BATE, University of York, UK
Incentives for effective biosecurity-related assurance schemes
Discussant: TBA


15:30 – 17:00 PARALLEL SESSION E4 -  Issues in Inequality and the Environment 

Chair: Alejandro LOME-HURTADO                                                                                      Saltmarsh Reception Room

Frank VENMANS, University of Mons, Belgium
Inequality Aversion and the Environment
Discussant: Rintaro Yamaguchi

Rintaro YAMAGUCHI, National Institute  of  Environmental  Studies, Japan
Spatial Discounting of Ecosystem Services
(please contact for a copy of the paper)
Discussant: Alejandro Lome-Hurtado

Alejandro LOME-HURTADO, University of York, UK
Environmental injustice in Mexico City: A spatial-quantile approach
Discussant: Frank Venmans