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The Dynamics of Deforestation and the Su...

The Dynamics of Deforestation and the Supply of Carbon Sequestration: Illustrative Results from Costa Rica

Suzi Kerr, Alexander Pfaff, G. Arturo Sanchez-Azofeifa Central America Project, Environment: Conservation and Competitiveness. HIID 2001. Chapter 15. In this chapter we consider potential gains derived from preventing deforestation, drawing heavily from information from Chapter 14. It uses the same economic model and econometric technique and the same land use/land cover data. It also uses […]

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How Can Carbon Sequestration in Tropical...

How Can Carbon Sequestration in Tropical Forests Be Rewarded?  Evidence from Case Of Costa Rica

Suzi Kerr, Alexander Pfaff, G. Arturo Sanchez-Azofeifa, Marco Boscolo Central America Project, Environment: Conservation and Competitiveness. HIID 2001. Chapter 14. The chapter is structured as follows. First, below, we begin this analysis of the process influencing land changes with a dynamic model of land-use choices. Such models have often been suggested, but crucial features have […]

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Generating Probabilities in Support of S...

Generating Probabilities in Support of Societal Decision Making:  the case of abrupt climate change

Alexander Pfaff, Dorothy M. Peteet EOS (American Geophysical Union), May 15 2001 Earth-science predictions of natural phenomena are increasingly seen as valuable aids to improved societal decision making. Pielke et al. recently (EOS 7/13/99) argued persuasively that good predictions alone won’t achieve better societal decisions. These authors’ call to change the decision environments in which […]

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