Farmers' perceived costs of wetlands: effects of wetland 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 2012-10-16T20:48:43Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-16T20:48:43Z
dc.date.issued 2012-10-16
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/14855
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_US
dc.relation.uri http://ajae.oxfordjournals.org/content/90/1/172.full.pdf+html en_US
dc.rights This is a pre-copy-editing, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in American Journal of Agricultural Economics following peer review. The definitive publisher-authenticated version - Gelso, B. R., Fox, J. A., & Peterson, J. M. (2008). Farmers' perceived costs of wetlands: Effects of wetland size, hydration, and dispersion. American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 90(1), 172-185 - is available online at: http://ajae.oxfordjournals.org/content/90/1/172.full.pdf+html en_US
dc.subject Perceived costs en_US
dc.subject Wetlands en_US
dc.title Farmers' perceived costs of wetlands: effects of wetland size, hydration, and dispersion en_US
dc.type Article (author version) en_US
dc.date.published 2008 en_US
dc.citation.doi doi:10.1111/j.1467-8276.2007.01056.x en_US
dc.citation.epage 185 en_US
dc.citation.issue 1 en_US
dc.citation.jtitle American Journal of Agricultural Economics en_US
dc.citation.spage 172 en_US
dc.citation.volume 90 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid jpeters en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid seanfox en_US


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