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...
Species within marine ecosystems are known to be interconnected. This is
a result of many factors including predation and competition for resources.
Despite this, many fisheries are still managed using a single species
framework. This paper uses cointegration analysis to quantify the
relationship between different fish species. Cointegration is a...
During the summer of 1980 an infiltration/sedimentation study was
conducted on the Oregon Range and Related Resource Validation Project
Work Area in the Blue Mountains of east-central Oregon. A modified
Rocky Mountain infiltrometer was used to simulate a 28 minute high
intensity rainfall event to determine mean infiltration rates and...
A survey was conducted to create a comprehensive list of marine protected areas (MPAs) in Japan. There
exist more than 1,000 fishery cooperatives in Japan, and many of them have established no-take zones for
many years. Such zones are usually not reported to the government and, therefore, the complete picture...
This paper develops a count data model of target species and bycatch
production for an arbitrary number of species that handles correlation
between species and over time. The model is applied to a large observer
dataset for fishing trips taken from 1990 to 2008 for roughly 150 vessels
In the quest to limit the bycatch of non-target species, marine protected
areas (MPAs) have been frequently utilized. MPAs are popular with
ecologists and fishery managers because of their relative ease of
administration, habitat protection benefits, and the widespread acceptance
of MPAs as an instrument of choice for the ecosystem...