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Pacific Northwest rangeland carbon sequestration

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dc.contributor.advisor Antle, John M.
dc.creator Wiggins, Seth T.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-22T18:17:38Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-22T18:17:38Z
dc.date.copyright 2012-06-01
dc.date.issued 2012-06-01
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1957/30092
dc.description Graduation date: 2012 en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper models the supply curve of carbon sequestration on Pacific Northwest rangelands. Rangeland managers have the ability to sequester carbon in agricultural soils by implementing alternative management practices on their farms. Their low adoption rate in practice suggests a high opportunity cost associated with their implementation. To increase their adoption, a payment for ecosystem services plan is proposed, where the public compensates farms for lost profits. The TOA-MD model is used to estimate the resulting sequestration incentivized by payments for soil carbon sequestration. Methodological questions of geographical stratification and estimating variation from available data are tested. Sensitivity analysis is also run on key assumptions in the study. Results show that while the economic potential of both systems is much lower than the technical potential, at reasonable CO₂ payment levels rangeland sequestration could be a significant mitigation strategy for Pacific Northwest states. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Carbon sequestration en_US
dc.subject impact assessment en_US
dc.subject TOA-MD en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Carbon sequestration -- Economic aspects -- Northwest, Pacific en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Rangelands -- Economic aspects -- Northwest, Pacific en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Soils -- Carbon content -- Economic aspects -- Northwest, Pacific en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Carbon dioxide mitigation -- Northwest, Pacific en_US
dc.title Pacific Northwest rangeland carbon sequestration en_US
dc.type Thesis/Dissertation en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Science (M.S.) in Applied Economics en_US
dc.degree.level Master's en_US
dc.degree.discipline Graduate School en_US
dc.degree.grantor Oregon State University en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Jaeger, William K.
dc.contributor.committeemember Wu, Junjie
dc.contributor.committeemember Emerson, Sarah
dc.description.peerreview no en_us

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