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Spatial and temporal modeling of community non-timber forest extraction

Robinson, E. J. Z., Albers, H. J. and Williams, J. C. (2008) Spatial and temporal modeling of community non-timber forest extraction. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 56 (3). 234 -245. ISSN 0095-0696

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jeem.2008.04.002

Abstract/Summary

This paper examines the interaction of spatial and dynamic aspects of resource extraction from forests by local people. Highly cyclical and varied across space and time, the patterns of resource extraction resulting from the spatial–temporal model bear little resemblance to the patterns drawn from focusing either on spatial or temporal aspects of extraction alone. Ignoring this variability inaccurately depicts villagers’ dependence on different parts of the forest and could result in inappropriate policies. Similarly, the spatial links in extraction decisions imply that policies imposed in one area can have unintended consequences in other areas. Combining the spatial–temporal model with a measure of success in community forest management—the ability to avoid open-access resource degradation—characterizes the impact of incomplete property rights on patterns of resource extraction and stocks.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Agriculture, Policy and Development > Economic and Social Sciences Division > Food Economics and Marketing (FEM)
ID Code:26488
Uncontrolled Keywords:Spatial and temporal modeling; Renewable resources; Non-timber forest products; Common property resources
Publisher:Elsevier

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