- Series Information
- List of Contributors
- Introduction: Land as an Integrating Theme in Economics
- Integrating Regional Economic Development Analysis and Land Use Economics
- Technology Adoption and Land Use
- Are Large Metropolitan Areas Still Viable?
- Modeling the Land Use Change with Biofuels
- Modeling the Determinants of Farmland Values in the United States
- Land Use and Sustainable Economic Development: Developing World
- The Economics of Wildlife Conservation
- Connecting Ecosystem Services to Land Use: Implications for Valuation and Policy
- Land Use and Climate Change
- Land Use, Climate Change, and Ecosystem Services
- Fire: An Agent and a Consequence of Land Use Change
- Land Use and Municipal Profiles
- An Assessment of Empirical Methods for Modeling Land Use
- Equilibrium Sorting Models of Land Use and Residential Choice
- Landscape Simulations with Econometric-Based Land Use Models
- An Economic Perspective on Agent-Based Models of Land Use and Land Cover Change
- Spatial Econometric Modeling of Land Use Change
- Using Quasi-Experimental Methods to Evaluate Land Policies: Application to Maryland’s Priority Funding Legislation
- Applying Experiments to Land Economics: Public Information and Auction Efficiency in Ecosystem Service Markets
- Open Space Preservation: Direct Controls and Fiscal Incentives
- Land Conservation in the United States
- European Agri-Environmental Policy: The Conservation and Re-Creation of Cultural Landscapes
- Agri-Environmental Policies: A Comparison of US and EU Experiences
- Stigmatized Sites and Urban Brownfield Redevelopment
- Regulatory Takings
- Eminent Domain and the Land Assembly Problem
- Future Research Directions in Land Economics
- Subject Index
Abstract and Keywords
Most estimates of climate change impacts to wildlife do not account for how humans may alter land use in response to climate changes. This chapter examines the joint effect of climate change and resulting land use responses on waterfowl production in the Prairie Pothole Region of North America (PPR) by linking an economic model of land use with a waterfowl productivity model. The chapter shows that cropland in the PPR is likely to expand at the expense of grassland. Higher average temperatures, lower average precipitation, and higher shares of land in crops decreases wetland and grassland habitat. Moreover, reduced habitat and higher crop shares are correlated with lower waterfowl production. Under alternative climate scenarios and their indirect effects on crop shares, wetland habitat and waterfowl numbers decrease substantially. Moreover, land use response to climate change exacerbates the direct negative effects of climate change on waterfowl populations.
Witsanu Attavanich is Lecturer in the Department of Economics at Kasetsart University in Thailand.
Benjamin S. Rashford is Associate Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at University of Wyoming.
Richard M. Adams is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Applied Economics at Oregon State University.
Bruce A. McCarl is Regents and Distinguished Professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Texas A&M University.
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