Wageningen, The Netherlands, 11-13 September 2019











DAY 1:

DAY 2:



Loburg Café

8.00 - 8.45


8.45 - 9.00

Welcome Address

8.45 - 9.00

Final Announcements

9.00 - 10.00

Keynote lecture
Katharine Sims

9.00 - 10.00

Keynote lecture
Marten Scheffer

10.00 - 10.30

Coffee break

10.00 - 10.30

Coffee break

10.30 - 12.30

Parallel Sessions A1 - A4

10.30 - 12.30

Parallel Sessions D1 - D4

12.30 - 13.30


12.30 - 13.30


13.30 - 15.30

Parallel Sessions B1 - B4

13.30 - 14.30

Parallel Sessions E1 – E4

15.30 - 16.00

Coffee break

14.30 - 15.00

Coffee break

16.00 - 17.30

Parallel Sessions C1 - C4

15.00 - 16.30

Parallel Sessions F1 – F3

17.30 - 18.30

BIOECON internal meetings

18.15 - 19.00

Pre-dinner Drinks

19.00 - 22.00

Social Dinner

A1 Special Session on Discounting A2
Field experiments A3 Fisheries A4 Agricultural Systems I
Chair: Andreas Kontoleon
Chair: Luc Doyen Chair: Ludovic Bequet
Accounting for ecosystem services
PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency
Sandra ROUSSEAU, KU Leuven
Country borders and the value of scuba diving in an estuary: The case of the Oosterschelde
Discussant: Andreas Kontoleon
Benjamin BLANZ, University of Hamburg
Three Types of Interaction in Multi-Species Fisheries and When They Need to be Considered
Discussant: Luc Doyen
Zachary S. BROWN, NC State University
Willingness-to-Pay Effects of Gene Drive Insect Use for Agricultural Pest Management in Diverse U.S. Market Applications
Discussant: Ludovic Bequet
Francisco ALPIZAR, Wageningen University, the Netherlands
Input Efficiency as a Solution to Externalities: engineers vs behavioral scientists in a randomized controlled trial
Discussant: Sandra Rousseau
Maartje OOSTDIJK, University of Iceland
Risk assessment for ocean acidification in the Icelandic marine ecosystem: preliminary approach
Discussant: Benjamin Blanz
Margaux LAPIERRE, CEE-M (Center for Environmental Economics - Montpellier)
Improving Farm Environmental Performance through Technical Assistance: Empirical Evidence on Pesticide Use
Discussant: Zachary Brown
Adriana BERNAL-ESCOBAR, University of Osnabrück
Spillover effects from mixing conservation policies in neighboring areas: Evidence from a field experiment in Colombia
Discussant: Francisco Alpizar
Irmelin SLETTEMOEN HELGESEN, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
ITQs, Market Power and the Potential Efficiency Loss
Discussant: Maartje Oostdijk
Nonka MARKOVA-NENOVA, Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg
Cost-effectiveness, Distributional Impacts and Regionalization in Agri-Environment Scheme Design. A case study of a Grassland Scheme in Saxony, Germany
Discussant: Margaux Lapierre
Andreas KONTOLEON, University of Cambridge
Mechanisms and impacts of an incentive-based conservation scheme: evidence from a Randomized Control Trial in Bolivia
Discussant: Adriana Bernal Escobar
Luc DOYEN, GRETHA, University of Bordeaux, France
'Risk averse policies foster bio-economic sustainability in mixed fisheries'
Discussant: Irmelin Slettemoen Helgesen
Ludovic BEQUET, University of Namur, Belgium
Agricultural Practices and Environmental Degradation - The Case of GM Corn in the Philippines
Discussant: Nonka Markova Nenova

B1 Games
B2 Lab in the field experiments B3
Carbon, Climate, Ecosystems B4
Agricultural systems II
Chair: Olli Tahvonen Chair: Florian Diekert
Chair: Martin Drechsler Chair: Maria Naranjo Barrantes
Erik ANSINK, VU University Amsterdam
Common pool resources: Is there support for conservationists?
Discussant: Olli Tahvonen
Michael BROCK, School of Economics, University of East Anglia
The Can Challenge: Exploring the Best Way to Incentivise Pro-Environmental Behaviour
Discussant: Florian Diekert
Matthew AGARWALA, University of Cambridge
Carbon Accounts for Measuring Sustainability under Globalization
Discussant: Martin Drechsler
Amy FAYE, ISRA, BAME, Dakar, Sénégal
Combining quantitative modeling and forum-theatre to analyze adaptation and agricultural water management under climate variability: The case of the Niayes region of Senegal
Discussant: Maria Naranjo Barrantes
Adam LAMPERT, Arizona State University
When establishing a common environmental project, countries that benefit less may need to contribute more
Discussant: Erik Ansink
Tum NHIM, Wageningen University, the Netherlands
Endogenous institutions and cooperation in natural resource governance: insights from an economic experiment in Cambodia
Discussant: Mike Brock
Elena LAGOMARSINO, University of Genova, Genova, Italy
Ecosystem accounts for Marine Protected Areas: A proposed framework
Discussant: Matthew Agarwala
Guangcheng REN, Wageningen University, the Netherlands
The economic and environmental performance of farms: The impact of migration
Discussant: Amy Faye
Pauli LAPPI, CMCC Foundation
Lobbying and environmental policy instruments
Discussant: Adam Lampert
Zachary S. BROWN, NC State University
Prices, Peers, and Perceptions: Field experiments on improved cookstove adoption in Ghana
Discussant: Tum Nhim
Sergei SCHAUB, ETH Zürich
Species diversity-income relationship under increasing drought risk
Discussant: Elena Lagomarsino
Paul HOFMAN, Wageningen University, the Netherlands
Local Economy effects of Large-Scale Agricultural Investments
Discussant: Guangcheng Ren
Olli TAHVONEN, University of Helsinki
Optimal and Markov-perfect Nash equilibria in harvesting age-structured populations
Discussant: Pauli Lappi
Florian DIEKERT, Heidelberg University
The nature of experience
Discussant: Zachary Brown
Martin DRECHSLER, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research
The value of flexibility in conservation management in the face of climatic uncertainty
Discussant: Sergei Schaub
Maria NARANJO BARRANTES, Wageningen Economic Research, the Netherlands
Testing conditional cooperation: Local participation of farmers in agricultural cooperatives
Discussant: Paul Hofman

C1 Ecological Economic Systems
C2 Choice experiments I C3 Forestry C4 Valuation and Time
Chair: Martin Quaas Chair: Liselotte Hagedoorn Chair: Charles Palmer Chair: Eli Fenichel
Stefan BAUMGÄRTNER, University of Freiburg, Germany
Responsibility for regime shifts in ecological-economic systems
Discussant: Martin Quaas
Pedro FLORES, La Trobe University
Australians’ Non-use economic values for a hypothetical biodiversity conservation program in old-growth brazil nut forests
Discussant: Liselotte Hagedoorn
Mandy MALAN, Wageningen University, the Netherlands
Can conservation be pro-poor? Evidence from an impact evaluation of a REDD+ program in Sierra Leone
Discussant: Charles Palmer
Masayuki SATO, Kobe University, Japan
Valuation and Discounting of Forest Ecosystem Services
Discussant: Eli Fenichel
Thang DAO,
Regulating mixed commercial-recreational fisheries
Discussant: Stefan Baumgärtner
Tobias VORLAUFER, University of Osnabrück
Using multiple methods to measure conservation preferences and policy impacts: A case study from communal conservancies in Namibia
Discussant: Pedro Flores
Tung NGUYEN HUY, Tilburg University, Netherlands
Combatting forest fires in arid Sub-Saharan Africa: Quasi-experimental evidence from Burkina Faso
Discussant: Mandy Malan
Eli P. FENICHEL, Yale University
Wait for it: Valuing natural capital when management is dominated by periods of inaction
Discussant: Masyuki Sato
Martin QUAAS, Leipzig University
Harvesting efficiency and welfare in restricted open-access fisheries
Discussant: Thang Dao
Liselotte HAGEDOORN, VU University Amsterdam
Ecosystem-based adaptation as a means to support the vulnerable: evidence from Central Vietnam
Discussant: Tobias Vorlaufer
Charles PALMER, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
Participatory policy approaches and cooperation in forest commons: Experimental evidence from Program Bolsa Floresta in Brazil
Discussant: Tung Nguyen Huy

Friday 13 SEPTEMBER, 10:30 – 12:30, PARALLEL SESSIONS D1 – D4
D1 Natural Capital
D2 Choice experiments II D3 Valuation of ecosystem services D4 BioMonitor
Chair: Stuart Whitten Chair: Anna-Kaisa Kosenius Chair: Ernst-August Nuppenau Chair: Justus Wessler
Sturla F. KVAMSDAL, SNF – Centre for Applied Research at NHH
Ecosystem wealth in the Barents Sea
Discussant: Stuart Whitten
Margrethe AANESEN, UiT - Arctic University of Norway
Do we choose differently after a discussion? Results from a deliberative valuation study in Ireland
Discussant: Anna-Kaisa Kosenius
Frits BOS, CPB, the Netherlands
Biodiversity in the Dutch practice of cost-benefit analysis
Discussant: Ernst-August Nuppenau
EU BioMonitor: Contribution of the Bioeconomy to Sustainable Natural Resource Management - Measurement Challenges
Discussant:David Zilberman
Jasper N. MEYA, University of Oldenburg
Inter- and Intragenerational Distribution and the Valuation of Natural Capital
Discussant: Sturla Kvamsdal
Zhaoyang LIU, University of Glasgow
Effects of air pollution on Beijing residents’ willingness to pay for green amenities
for green amenities
Discussant: Margrethe Aanesen
Shiri Z. SHAMIR, School of Sustainability IDC Herzliya Israel
Economic valuation of the ecosystem services in the Israeli Mediterranean
Discussant: Frits Bos
Rintaro YAMAGUCHI, National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan
Discounting, inclusive wealth and sustainability
Discussant: Jasper Meya
Eiichiro NISHIZAWA, Hosei University, Japan
Preferences for result-based agri-environmental measures: a choice experiment study with Japanese farmers
Discussant: Zhaoyang Liu
Ashley CAMHI, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA
The Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) as a Payments for Water Quality Case Study: CRP Practices and Farmer Decision Making
Discussant: Shiri Zamir
Stuart WHITTEN, CSIRO Land and Water
Natural capital and native grazing pastoral systems in Australia: A tale of the north and south
Discussant: Rintaro Yamaguchi
Anna-Kaisa KOSENIUS, University of Helsinki, Finland
Private forest owners’ interest in forest conservation programs – analysis of motivation and preference heterogeneity
Discussant: Eiichiro Nishizawa
Ernst-August NUPPENAU, Justus Liebig-University, Giessen, Germany
Community Valuation of Eco-System Services as Social Capital Creation: On Joint Participation in Farming System, Landscape and Project Analysis
Discussant: Ashley Camhi

Friday 13 SEPTEMBER, 13:30 – 14:30, PARALLEL SESSIONS E1 – E4
E1 Conservation auctions E2 Payments for ecosystem services I E3 Biodiversity E4 Regime shifts
Chair: Stefanie Engel Chair: Katsuya Tanaka Chair: Frank Wätzold Chair: Esther Schuch
Marc N. CONTE, Fordham University
Coalitions, Competition, and Conservation: Spatial Procurement Auction Design and Performance
Discussant: Stefanie Engel
Knut Per HASUND, Swedish Board of Agriculture
Result and Value Based Payments for Field Elements in the Agricultural Landscape – experience from Swedish Pilot study
Discussant: Katsuya Tanaka
Yoomi KIM, Ewha Womans University, Republic of Korea
Quantitative analysis of the effectiveness of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)
Discussant: Frank Wätzold
Katharina HEMBACH, Osnabrück University
Combined Impact of Exogenous Scarcity Shocks and Endogenous Regime Shifts on Common Pool Resource Management
Discussant: Esther Schuch
Stefanie ENGEL, Osnabrück University
Performance of conservation auctions: Does preexisting institution matter
Discussant: Marc Conte
Katsuya TANAKA, Research Center for Sustainability and Environment Shiga University
Farmers’ Preferences Towards Outcome-based Payment for Ecosystem Service Schemes
Discussant: Knut Per Hasund
Frank WÄTZOLD, Brandenburgische Technische Universität Cottbus-Senftenberg
Biodiversity conservation in a dynamic world may lead to inefficiencies due to lock-in effects and path depence
Discussant: Yoomi Kim
Esther SCHUCH, Wageningen University, the Netherlands
A threshold public good game with public good and public bad framing: evidence from farmers and fishers in Cambodia
Discussant: Katharina Hembach

Friday 13 SEPTEMBER, 15:00 – 16:30, PARALLEL SESSIONS F1 – F3
F1 Bio-economic models F2 Behaviour F3 Spatial models
Chair: Brooks Kaiser Chair: Andries Richter Chair: Jo Albers
Pierre COURTOIS, CEE-M, INRA, Montpellier, France
Spatially explicit criterion for invasive species control
Discussant: Brooks Kaiser
Ilda DREONI, University of Southampton,
Favouritism breeds self-interest: an experimental study of procedural and outcome fairness
Discussant: Andries Richter
César MARTINEZ, CEE-M, Montpellier Univ., INRA, CNRS, SupAgro, Montpellier, France
Private management of epidemics
Discussant: Jo Albers
David C. FINNOFF, University of Wyoming
Bioeconomic Grizzly Bear Management
Discussant: Pierre Courtois
Robbert SCHAAP, Ruprechts-Karls University Heidelberg
Prudence and Precautionary Saving by Natural Resource Users
Discussant: Ilda Dreoni
Stephen C. Newbold, University od Wyoming
Ecological benefit spillovers from nutrient load reductions and management improvements in a multispecies fishery
Discussant: César Martinez
Brooks A. KAISER, University of Southern Denmark
Growth, Transition, and Decline in Resource Based Socio-Ecological Systems
Discussant: David Finnoff
Andries RICHTER, Wageningen University & Research, the Netherlands
Behavioural biases of experts and their influence on natural resource management
Discussant: Robbert Schaap
Jo ALBERS, University of Wyoming
Optimal Siting, Sizing, and Enforcement of Marine Protected Areas
Discussant: Stephen Newbold









WICC (Wageningen International Congress Center)
Lawickse Allee 9
6701 AN Wageningen
Tel. 0031(0)317490133

From Schiphol Amsterdam Airport to Wageningen

At the Airport you can buy a train ticket in the ‘arrivals’ area by the baggage claims. You will see the sign "Train tickets" near the exit. Then follow the signs 'Nederlandse Spoorwegen' (NS) or 'Trains and busses' to the railway station.
Purchase a one-way ticket to the Ede-Wageningen train station, this will cost € 16,20 second class (plus a service charge if you buy the ticket at the ticket counter). It is also possible to buy the ticket from the ticket vending machines in the station.
There are direct connections from Schiphol Amsterdam Airport to Ede-Wageningen every 30 minutes. Additionally, twice an hour there is a connecting service from Schiphol to Ede-Wageningen where you have to change trains in Utrecht. The destination boards on the platform will indicate the different stations where the train will stop. Check for the names Ede-Wageningen or Utrecht and board the train and when necessary change in Utrecht. The trip from Schiphol to Ede-Wageningen takes about one hour. On smart phones; Use Google maps to check out the route and train arrivals and departures.
For Dutch train connections use,,

The train station is not located directly in Wageningen. This lack is fully compensated by fair means of transportation by buses and taxis. From railway station Ede-Wageningen you can take a taxi (approx.15 min.). Taxis leave at the north side of the station. You can also come by bus: take bus line 88, 86 or line 84 (Valleilijn, all direction Wageningen) departs from the north side of the station. You have to purchase a ticket from the driver in the bus, which will cost about 3 euros. You can only pay with bank card and credit card and not with cash.
Take the bus to the end station which is Wageningen bus station. From here the walk to the hotel takes about 5 minutes. (see routes)

From Ede-Wageningen to Wageningen Busstation From Wageningen Busstation to WICC From WICC to Loburg Café