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dc.contributor.authorSmart, James CR
dc.contributor.authorWhite, Piran CL
dc.contributor.authorTermansen, Mette
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T16:10:25Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T16:10:25Z
dc.date.issued2008
dc.date.modified2013-08-29T22:41:55Z
dc.identifier.issn0921-8009
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ecolecon.2007.05.012
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/52854
dc.description.abstractFree-ranging ecological resources are frequently managed with an age- and gender-structured complexity beyond that handled routinely in optimising bioeconomic analysis. Here we use a Hamiltonian-based solution method to develop optimal management prescriptions for a bioeconomic system comprising 14 state variables and 6 control variables: red deer management in the Scottish Highlands. We consider management on estates where deer are husbanded as a sporting resource, and on sites where deer density is reduced to promote the regeneration of native woodland. We focus in particular on the consequences of deer emigration/immigration, between neighbouring sites pursuing conflicting management objectives. Our results suggest that a strong stock effect on culling cost and a wide disparity in value between culled males and females underlie the high population densities and female-biased herd structures which prevail across the Highlands. Neither of these effects have been included in earlier ecological models of red deer management. Results also suggest that managing deer density to secure the regeneration of native woodland will incur considerable costs. We also show that emigration/immigration of immature male deer between a neighbouring sporting estate and woodland regeneration site carries adverse cost implications for both parties. Whilst deer management on sporting estates may respond to financial incentives, the strong inverse relationship between deer density and culling cost will prevent such mechanisms from delivering substantial reductions in deer density under current property rights.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.publisher.placeNetherlands
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom881
dc.relation.ispartofpageto892
dc.relation.ispartofissue4
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEcological Economics
dc.relation.ispartofvolume64
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironment and Resource Economics
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental Science and Management
dc.subject.fieldofresearchApplied Economics
dc.subject.fieldofresearchOther Economics
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode140205
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0502
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1402
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1499
dc.titleModelling conflicting objectives in the management of a mobile ecological resource: Red deer in the Scottish Highlands
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.date.issued2008
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorSmart, Jim C.


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