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Ecological Economic Modelling for Integrating Environmental Services in the Welfare of Commons: A Case Study in Tonameca Catchment, Oaxaca, Mexico

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dc.contributor.author Avila-Foucat, Sophie en_US
dc.contributor.author Raffaelli, D. en_US
dc.contributor.author Perrings, Charles en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-31T14:41:18Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-31T14:41:18Z
dc.date.issued 2004 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2007-06-08 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2007-06-08 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10535/1983
dc.description.abstract "Environmental services had been recognized as an important part of social welfare. In particular, the socio-economic and ecological relevance of coastal regions and impacts are presented as the general framework, for proposing in Tonameca catchment, an ecological economic model, for integrating environmental services in the welfare of commons. Tonameca watershed has 90% of common property land where agriculture and ecotourism are the main economic activities, as well as fisheries. Living conditions improvement depend on the maximization of profits from the previous activities without impairing the environment. An ecological economic model is proposed and described as a method for integrating environmental goods and services, in the production function of economic activities, in order to improve living conditions of the commons in Tonameca catchment. Ecological and economic diagnosis is followed by an optimization of socioeconomic profits. "Ecosystem diagnosis considers land use changes, water availability and quality as well as, an analysis of mangrove food web interactions using ECOPATH software. Fertilizer run-off and the effects on mangrove and phytoplankton biomass methods are presented. Results derived form the previous analysis provide the information for restricting the economic production function of ecotourism, agriculture and fisheries. An optimization of profits for each activity will be carried on in order to establish management recommendations. Ecotourism is presented as an example of environmental services used by Ventanilla community. Sustainable indicators are presented highlighting the benefits of creating a cooperative as a form of common property rights. Environmental deterioration causes changes on demand and on the cooperative profits showing the value of ecosystem services and the importance of their conservation." en_US
dc.subject IASC en_US
dc.subject common pool resources en_US
dc.subject watersheds--case studies en_US
dc.subject ecosystems--models en_US
dc.subject cost benefit analysis en_US
dc.subject valuation--models en_US
dc.subject cooperatives en_US
dc.subject ecological economics--models en_US
dc.title Ecological Economic Modelling for Integrating Environmental Services in the Welfare of Commons: A Case Study in Tonameca Catchment, Oaxaca, Mexico en_US
dc.type Conference Paper en_US
dc.coverage.region Central America & Caribbean en_US
dc.coverage.country Mexico en_US
dc.subject.sector General & Multiple Resources en_US
dc.subject.sector Water Resource & Irrigation en_US
dc.identifier.citationconference The Commons in an Age of Global Transition: Challenges, Risks and Opportunities, the Tenth Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of Common Property en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfdates August 9-13 en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfloc Oaxaca, Mexico en_US
dc.submitter.email yinjin@indiana.edu en_US


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