The second chapter uses a long-running yellow-eyed penguin (Megadyptes antipodes) nest count in New Zealand to compare the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of three commonly used endangered species recovery treatments---trapping of introduced predators, revegetation, and intensive management. Of the three treatments that we analyze, only intensive management is significantly correlated with increases in annual site-level yellow-eyed penguin population growth rate. We estimate that intensive management increased the yellow-eyed penguin population by 9% above the counterfactual, and that the average cost of producing an additional yellow-eyed penguin nest through intensive management is NZ$68, 600.VITA OF JONAH MORRIS BUSCH June 2008 EDUCATION Ph.D. EconomicsandEnvironmentalScience, UCSB, 2008 M.A. ... Ph.D. Preliminary Exam in Microeconomics, 2004 NSF IGERT Economics and Environmental Science Fellowship, anbsp;...
|Title||:||Three Essays in Environmental Economics|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|