New Perspectives on Agri-environmental Policies: A Multidisciplinary and Transatlantic Approach

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-11-23
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Significant advances have occurred in recent years in Europe and in North America in addressing agri-environmental policies, but whilst important institutional and legal differences still exist between the two continents, the sharing of recent scientific advances will benefit scientists on both sides of the Atlantic. This is the main purpose of this book.

Table of Contents

List of figuresp. x
List of tablesp. xii
A multidisciplinary and transatlantic approach to agri-environmental policies: motivation and overviewp. 1
Understanding current relations between agriculture and environmentp. 11
Demographic change and land use transitionsp. 13
Payments for agri-environmental services: an OECD perspectivep. 41
Comparing agri-environmental programs in the United States and the EUp. 52
Evaluation of agricultural land preservation programsp. 72
Modeling the economic impacts of critical habitat designationp. 93
New perspectives on modeling agri-environmental relationsp. 107
Multi-scale and integrated modeling of landscape functionalityp. 109
Nonmarket valuation of multifunctional farm and forest preservationp. 124
Agent-based land use models for collaborative learning about agri-environmental policiesp. 143
Castles or cattle? A regional analysis of working lands policiesp. 156
The scope for emerging policiesp. 175
Compliance with agri-environmental standards in Europe and the United Statesp. 177
Public preferences for protecting working landscapesp. 199
Improving agri-environmental benefits within the CAPp. 219
Soil carbon sequestration as an ecosystem servicep. 241
Emerging public preferences and the sustainability of farmland preservationp. 260
Indexp. 283
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