True potato (Solanum tuberosum) seed (TPS) is used for preservation of
variable genetic lines of wild and cultivated potatoes (Hawkes et al., 2000) and for
propagation of food crops in some developing countries. TPS has advantages over
seed potato tubers in storage and transportation and favors lower virus infection
Alternative futures studies provide a way for policy-makers and stakeholders to
investigate the future impacts of different management strategies by providing
representations of possible outcomes. An alternative futures study was undertaken by the
Pacific Northwest-Ecosystem Research Consortium for the Willamette River Basin,
Oregon, USA, to determine how this regional system...
This dissertation consists of three papers on the use of incentives for
conservation of endangered species on private land. The first paper examines
incentives based on providing landowners with assurances regarding future regulation
in exchange for their participation in a conservation agreement. The second and third
papers are empirical analyses...