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Inequality and poverty in biodiversity conservation and natural resource management


11 - 13 September 2019

Wageningen International Congress Centre (WICC), Wageningen, The Netherlands



DAY 1:

DAY 2:


WELCOME DRINKS including a simple buffetstyle dinner

Loburg Café

8.00 - 8.45


8.45 - 9.00

Welcome Address

8.45 - 9.00

Final Announcements

9.00 - 10.00

Keynote lecture
Marten Scheffer

9.00 - 10.00

Keynote lecture
Katharine Sims

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

Information Dasgupta Review Call for Evidence

16.30 - 17.30

Closing dinks

17.30 - 18.30

BIOECON internal meeting

18.15 - 19.00

Pre-dinner Drinks

19.00 - 22.00

Conference Dinner




18:00 – 20:30 Registration and welcome drinks including a simple buffet-style dinner                          Loburg Café




8:30 – 8:45 Registration                                                                                                                                    Lounge WICC


8:45 – 9:00 Welcome Address                




9:00 – 10:00 PLENARY SESSION 1


9:00 – 10:00 Keynote lecture Marten SCHEFFER                                                                                                Haakzaal

Dominance by a few, what does it do?


10:00 – 10:30 Coffee break                                                                                                                                Lounge WICC



10:30 – 12:30 PARALLEL SESSIONS A1 – A4                                                                               


10:30 – 12:30 PARALLEL SESSION A1 - Special Session Sponsored by PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency


Discounting: Accounting for ecosystem services.


Chair: Gusta RENES, PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency


Moritz A. DRUPP,  University of Hamburg, Germany

Relative Prices and Climate Policy: How the Scarcity of Non-Market Goods Drives Policy Evaluation

Discussant: Jetske Bouma (PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency)


Aart DE ZEEUW, Tilburg University, the Netherlands

Discounting in the Presence of Scarce Ecosystem Services

Discussant: Herman Vollebergh (PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency)


Xueqin ZHU, Wageningen University, the Netherlands

Empirical evidence for time-declining social discount rates: the role of intermediate ecosystem services in production

Discussant: Bert Hof (PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency)



10:30 – 12:30 PARALLEL SESSION A2 – Field experiments                                                                       Roghorstzaal


Chair: Andreas KONTOLEON


Sandra ROUSSEAU, KU Leuven, Belgium

Country borders and the value of scuba diving in an estuary: The case of the Oosterschelde

Discussant: Francisco Alpízar


Francisco ALPÍZAR, Wageningen University, the Netherlands

Input Efficiency as a Solution to Externalities: engineers vs behavioral scientists in a randomized controlled trial

Discussant: Adriana Bernal-Escobar


Adriana BERNAL-ESCOBAR, University of Osnabrück, Germany

Spillover effects from mixing conservation policies in neighboring areas: Evidence from a field experiment in Colombia

Discussant: Andreas Kontoleon


Emma WIIK, Bangor University, UK

Mechanisms and impacts of an incentive-based conservation scheme: evidence from a Randomized Control Trial in Bolivia

Discussant: Sandra Rousseau



10:30 – 12:30 PARALLEL SESSION A3 – Fisheries                                                                                        Tarthorstzaal


Chair: Luc DOYEN


Benjamin BLANZ, University of Hamburg, Germany

Three Types of Interaction in Multi-Species Fisheries and When They Need to be Considered

Discussant: Irmelin Slettemoen Helgesen


Irmelin SLETTEMOEN HELGESEN, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway

ITQs, Market Power and the Potential Efficiency Loss

Discussant: Luc Doyen


Luc DOYEN, University of Bordeaux, France

Risk averse policies foster bio-economic sustainability in mixed fisheries

Discussant: Benjamin Blanz



10:30 – 12:30 PARALLEL SESSION A4 – Agricultural Systems I                                                                  Peppelzaal


Chair: Ludovic BEQUET


Zachary S. BROWN, North Carolina State University, USA

Willingness-to-Pay Effects of Gene Drive Insect Use for Agricultural Pest Management in Diverse U.S. Market Applications

Discussant: Margaux Lapierre


Margaux LAPIERRE, University of Montpellier, France

Improving Farm Environmental Performance through Technical Assistance: Empirical Evidence on Pesticide Use

Discussant: Nonka Markova Nenova


Nonka MARKOVA-NENOVA, Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg, Germany

Cost-effectiveness, Distributional Impacts and Regionalization in Agri-Environment Scheme Design. A case study of a Grassland Scheme in Saxony, Germany

Discussant: Ludovic Bequet


Ludovic BEQUET, University of Namur, Belgium

Agricultural Practices and Environmental Degradation - The Case of GM Corn in the Philippines

Discussant: Zachary Brown



12:30 – 13:30 Lunch                                                                                                                                   Restaurant WICC


13:30 – 15:30 PARALLEL SESSIONS B1 – B4


13:30 – 15:30 PARALLEL SESSION B1 – Games           




Chair: Erik ANSINK


Olli TAHVONEN, University of Helsinki, Finland

Optimal and Markov-perfect Nash equilibria in harvesting age-structured populations

Discussant: Adam Lampert


Adam LAMPERT, Arizona State University, USA

When establishing a common environmental project, countries that benefit less may need to contribute more

Discussant: Pauli Lappi


Pauli LAPPI, CMCC Foundation, Italy

Lobbying and environmental policy instruments

Discussant: Erik Ansink


Erik ANSINK, VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Common pool resources: Is there support for conservationists?

Discussant: Olli Tahvonen



13:30 – 15:30 PARALLEL SESSION B2 – Lab in the field experiments                                                     Roghorstzaal


Chair: Christian KÖNIG-KERSTING


Michael BROCK, University of East Anglia, UK

The Can Challenge: Exploring the Best Way to Incentivise Pro-Environmental Behaviour

Discussant: Tum Nhim


Tum NHIM, Wageningen University, the Netherlands

Endogenous institutions and cooperation in natural resource governance: insights from an economic experiment in Cambodia

Discussant: Zachary Brown


Zachary S. BROWN, North Carolina State University, USA

Prices, Peers, and Perceptions: Field experiments on improved cookstove adoption in Ghana

Discussant: Christian König-Kersting


Christian KÖNIG-KERSTING, Heidelberg University, Germany

The nature of experience

Discussant: Mike Brock



13:30 – 15:30 PARALLEL SESSION B3 – Carbon, Climate, Ecosystems                                                   Tarthorstzaal


Chair: Martin DRECHSLER


Matthew AGARWALA, University of Cambridge, UK

Carbon Accounts for Measuring Sustainability under Globalization

Discussant: Elena Lagomarsino


Elena LAGOMARSINO, University of Genova, Italy

Ecosystem accounts for Marine Protected Areas: A proposed framework

Discussant: Sergei Schaub


Sergei SCHAUB, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

Species diversity-income relationship under increasing drought risk

Discussant: Martin Drechsler


Martin DRECHSLER, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Germany

The value of flexibility in conservation management in the face of climatic uncertainty

Discussant: Matthew Agarwala



13:30 – 15:30 PARALLEL SESSION B4 – Agricultural systems II                                                                    Peppelzaal




Guangcheng REN, Wageningen University, the Netherlands

The economic and environmental performance of farms: The impact of migration

Discussant: Paul Hofman


Paul HOFMAN, Wageningen University, the Netherlands

Local Economy effects of Large-Scale Agricultural Investments

Discussant: Maria Naranjo Barrantes


Maria NARANJO BARRANTES, Wageningen Economic Research, the Netherlands

Testing conditional cooperation: Local participation of farmers in agricultural cooperatives

Discussant: Guangcheng Ren



15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break                                                                                                                              Lounge WICC



16:00 – 17:30 PARALLEL SESSIONS C1 – C4


16:00 – 17:30 PARALLEL SESSION C1 – Special session sponsored by MarEEshift                                     Haakzaal

Marine ecological-economic systems: Shifting the baseline to a regime of sustainability


Chair: Martin QUAAS


Stefan BAUMGÄRTNER, University of Freiburg, Germany

Responsibility for regime shifts in ecological-economic systems

Discussant: Thang Dao


Thang  DAO, IBG Berlin, Germany

Regulating mixed commercial-recreational fisheries

Discussant: Martin Quaas


Martin QUAAS, Leipzig University, Germany

Harvesting efficiency and welfare in restricted open-access fisheries

Discussant: Stefan Baumgärtner



16:00 – 17:30 PARALLEL SESSION C2 – No session


16:00 – 17:30 PARALLEL SESSION C3 – Forestry                                                                                         Tarthorstzaal


Chair: Charles PALMER


Mandy MALAN, Wageningen University, the Netherlands

Can conservation be pro-poor? Evidence from an impact evaluation of a REDD+ program in Sierra Leone

Discussant: Tung Nguyen Huy


Tung NGUYEN HUY, Tilburg University, Netherlands

Combatting forest fires in arid Sub-Saharan Africa: Quasi-experimental evidence from Burkina Faso

Discussant: Charles Palmer


Charles PALMER, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), UK

Participatory policy approaches and cooperation in forest commons: Experimental evidence from Program Bolsa Floresta in Brazil

Discussant: Mandy Malan



16:00 – 17:30 PARALLEL SESSION C4 – Valuation and Time                                                                         Peppelzaal




Masayuki SATO, Kobe University, Japan

Valuation and Discounting of Forest Ecosystem Services

Discussant: Eli Fenichel


Eli P. FENICHEL, Yale University, USA

Wait for it: Valuing natural capital when management is dominated by periods of inaction

Discussant: Masyuki Sato



17.30 - 18.00 Information session Dasgupta Review Call for Evidence                                     Haakzaal               


The secretariat of the Dasgupta Review on the Economics of Biodiversity, led by Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta, has launched a Call for Evidence asking for the latest evidence and strongest case studies on biodiversity and ecosystem services, the relationship between biodiversity and economic prosperity, causes of biodiversity loss, and actions to tackle biodiversity loss.

In this session, via a video link, the secretariat will give a brief overview of the Call for Evidence and instructions on how to submit responses, and answer questions.


17.30 - 18.30 BIOECON internal meeting                                                                                                    Roghorstzaal


18.15 - 19.00 Pre-dinner drinks                                                                                                               Restaurant WICC


19.00 - 22.00 Social dinner                                                                                                                       Restaurant WICC






8:45 – 9:00 BIOECON Announcements                                                                                                                 Haakzaal



9:00 – 10:00 PLENARY SESSION 2


9:00 – 10:00 Keynote lecture Katharine SIMS                                                                                                    Haakzaal

From Forest Frontiers to Landscapes of Opportunity



10:00-10:30 Coffee break                                                                                                                                Lounge WICC



10:30 – 12:30 PARALLEL SESSIONS D1 – D4


10:30 – 12:30 PARALLEL SESSION D1 – Natural Capital                                                                                   Haakzaal


Chair: Stuart WHITTEN


Sturla F. KVAMSDAL, SNF – Centre for Applied Research at NHH, Norway

Ecosystem wealth in the Barents Sea

Discussant: Jasper Meya


Jasper N. MEYA, University of Oldenburg, Germany

Inter- and Intragenerational Distribution and the Valuation of Natural Capital

Discussant: Rintaro Yamaguchi


Rintaro YAMAGUCHI, National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan

Discounting, inclusive wealth and sustainability

Discussant: Stuart Whitten


Stuart WHITTEN, CSIRO Land and Water, Australia

Natural capital and native grazing pastoral systems in Australia: A tale of the north and south

Discussant: Sturla Kvamsdal



10:30 – 12:30 PARALLEL SESSION D2 – Choice experiments II                                                                 Roghorstzaal


Chair: Anna-Kaisa KOSENIUS


Margrethe AANESEN, UiT - Arctic University of Norway, Norway

Do we choose differently after a discussion? Results from a deliberative valuation study in Ireland

Discussant: Zhaoyang Liu


Zhaoyang LIU, University of Glasgow, UK

Effects of air pollution on Beijing residents’ willingness to pay for green amenities

Discussant: Eiichiro Nishizawa


Eiichiro NISHIZAWA, Hosei University, Japan

Preferences for result-based agri-environmental measures: a choice experiment study with Japanese farmers

Discussant: Anna-Kaisa Kosenius


Anna-Kaisa KOSENIUS, University of Helsinki, Finland

Private forest owners’ interest in forest conservation programs – analysis of motivation and preference heterogeneity

Discussant: Margrethe Aanesen



10:30 – 12:30 PARALLEL SESSION D3 – Valuation of ecosystem services                                             Tarthorstzaal


Chair: Ernst-August NUPPENAU


Liselotte HAGEDOORN, VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Ecosystem-based adaptation as a means to support the vulnerable: evidence from Central Vietnam

Discussant: Frits Bos


Frits BOS, CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis, the Netherlands

Biodiversity in the Dutch practice of cost-benefit analysis

Discussant: Shiri Zemah Shamir


Shiri ZEMAH SHAMIR, School of Sustainability IDC Herzliya, Israel

Economic valuation of the ecosystem services in the Israeli Mediterranean

Discussant: Ernst-August Nuppenau


Ernst-August NUPPENAU, Justus Liebig-University, Germany

Community Valuation of Eco-System Services as Social Capital Creation: On Joint Participation in Farming System, Landscape and Project Analysis

Discussant: Liselotte Hagedoorn



10:30 – 12:30 PARALLEL SESSION D4 – Special session: EU BioMonitor Project Session                                Peppelzaal


Chair: Hans VAN MEIJL, Wageningen Economic Research and Wageningen University, the Netherlands


In this session we provide an overview on how the EU Bioeconomy Strategy incorporates the global challenges and how this can be translated into a measurement and monitoring strategy. The theoretical model will be presented starting from the concept of genuine investment and advanced by explicitly considering irreversibility effects using the real option methodology. In a second presentation, the different implementation strategies and the state of the art of knowledge and monitoring are presented. It features the data needs and sources, tools employed, addressing the different spatial and time scales. The presentation also encompasses the challenges currently faced in capturing the potential and trade-offs of the bioeconomy. The third presentation addresses the possibility for linking material flow accounts including biomass with greenhouse gas emissions as proposed by the Central Bureau of Statistics, The Netherlands. After the presentation two international experts provide comments for opening the discussion.


Discussant: Herman Vollebergh, PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency.


Maximilian KARDUNG, Wageningen University, the Netherlands

BioEconomy Options and Sustainability


Myrna VAN LEEUWEN, Wageningen Economic Research, the Netherlands

Linking Material Flows with Economic Flows


Dusan DRABIK, Wageningen University, the Netherlands

Full Speed Ahead or Floating Around? Exploring the Dynamics of the EU Bioeconomies




12:30 – 13:30 Lunch                                                                                                                                   Restaurant WICC

13:30 – 14:30 PARALLEL SESSIONS E1 – E4


13:30 – 14:30 PARALLEL SESSION E1 – Conservation auctions                                                                       Haakzaal


Chair: Abel-Gautier KOUAKOU


Marc N. CONTE, Fordham University, USA

Coalitions, Competition, and Conservation: Spatial Procurement Auction Design and Performance

Discussant: Abel-Gautier Kouakou


Abel-Gautier Kouakou, Osnabrück University, Germany

Performance of conservation auctions: Does preexisting institution matter

Discussant: Marc Conte



13:30 – 14:30 PARALLEL SESSION E2 – Payments for ecosystem services I                                          Roghorstzaal


Chair: Katsuya TANAKA


Knut Per HASUND, Swedish Board of Agriculture, Sweden

Result and Value Based Payments for Field Elements in the Agricultural Landscape – experience from Swedish Pilot study

Discussant: Katsuya Tanaka


Katsuya TANAKA, Shiga University, Japan

Farmers’ Preferences Towards Outcome-based Payment for Ecosystem Service Schemes

Discussant: Knut Per Hasund



13:30 – 14:30 PARALLEL SESSIONS E3 – Biodiversity                                                                                Tarthorstzaal


Chair: Frank WÄTZOLD


Yoomi KIM, Ewha Womans University, Republic of Korea

Quantitative analysis of the effectiveness of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

Discussant: Frank Wätzold


Frank WÄTZOLD, Brandenburgische Technische Universität Cottbus-Senftenberg, Germany

Biodiversity conservation in a dynamic world may lead to inefficiencies due to lock-in effects and path dependence

Discussant: Yoomi Kim



13:30 – 14:30 PARALLEL SESSION E4 – Regime shifts                                                                                    Peppelzaal


Chair: Esther SCHUCH


Katharina HEMBACH, Osnabrück University, Germany

Combined Impact of Exogenous Scarcity Shocks and Endogenous Regime Shifts on Common Pool Resource Management

Discussant: Esther Schuch


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

14:30 – 15:00 Coffee break                                                                                                                             Lounge WICC




15:00 – 16:30 PARALLEL SESSION F1 – F3


15:00 – 16:30 PARALLEL SESSION F1 – Bio-economic models                                                                        Haakzaal


Chair: Brooks KAISER


Pierre COURTOIS, CEE-M, INRA, Montpellier, France

Spatially explicit criterion for invasive species control

Discussant: David Finnoff


David C. FINNOFF, University of Wyoming, USA

Bioeconomic Grizzly Bear Management

Discussant: Brooks Kaiser


Brooks A. KAISER, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

Growth, Transition, and Decline in Resource Based Socio-Ecological Systems

Discussant: Pierre Courtois



15:00 – 16:30 PARALLEL SESSION F2 – Behaviour                                                                                      Roghorstzaal


Chair: Andries RICHTER


Ilda DREONI, University of Southampton, UK

Favouritism breeds self-interest: an experimental study of procedural and outcome fairness

Discussant: Robbert Schaap


Robbert SCHAAP, Ruprechts-Karls University Heidelberg, Germany

Prudence and Precautionary Saving by Natural Resource Users

Discussant: Andries Richter


Andries RICHTER, Wageningen University, the Netherlands

Behavioural biases of experts and their influence on natural resource management

Discussant: Ilda Dreoni



15:00 – 16:30 PARALLEL SESSION F3 – Spatial models                                                                              Tarthorstzaal


Chair: Jo ALBERS


César MARTINEZ, University of Montpellier, France

Private management of epidemics

Discussant: Stephen Newbold


Stephen C. Newbold, University of Wyoming, USA

Ecological benefit spillovers from nutrient load reductions and management improvements in a multispecies fishery

Discussant: Jo Albers


Jo ALBERS, University of Wyoming, USA

Optimal Siting, Sizing, and Enforcement of Marine Protected Areas

Discussant: César Martinez



16:30 – 17:30 Closing drinks                                                                                                                             Lounge WICC