Farmer's perceived costs of wetlands: Effects of size, hydration, and dispersion

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dc.contributor.author Gelso, Brett R.
dc.contributor.author Fox, John A.
dc.contributor.author Peterson, Jeffrey M.
dc.date.accessioned 2008-09-24T16:13:04Z
dc.date.available 2008-09-24T16:13:04Z
dc.date.issued 2008-09-24T16:13:04Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/985
dc.description.abstract We survey landowners to investigate the costs associated with the presence of permanent or seasonal wetland areas in cropland. We find, as predicted by our conceptual model, that dispersion of wetland areas imposes substantial inconvenience costs for producers but that costs respond nonlinearly and irregularly to changes in the frequency of hydration. Producer attitudes toward conservation and environmental regulation have a significant impact on perceived costs, as do some demographic attributes. The analysis suggests that incentives to aggregate dispersed wetlands into larger contiguous areas could benefit landowners while at the same time provide a net increase in wetland area. en
dc.rights The definitive version is available at www3.interscience.wiley.com en
dc.subject Perceived costs en
dc.subject Wetlands en
dc.title Farmer's perceived costs of wetlands: Effects of size, hydration, and dispersion en
dc.title.alternative Cost of wetlands
dc.type Article (author version) en
dc.date.published 2008 en
dc.citation.epage 185 en
dc.citation.issue 1 en
dc.citation.jtitle American journal of agricultural economics en
dc.citation.spage 172 en
dc.citation.volume 90 en
dc.contributor.authoreid jpeters
dc.contributor.authoreid seanfox


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