Location-specific modeling for optimizing wildlife management on crop farms

J.H. Wenum, G.A.A. Wossink, J.A. Renkema

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In order to guide conservation and restoration of wildlife in agricultural areas research is needed into the trade-off between wildlife and agricultural production and income. This study presents a location-specific model for optimizing wildlife management on crop farms using integer programming. The model is applied to crop farming in the Netherlands. Most important outcome is a wildlife-cost frontier at the farm level. Model results show that rotating wildlife conservation practices across the farm is economically more attractive than fixed-location practices. Opportunities for use of the insights provided by model results by both policy makers and farmers are analyzed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)395-407
JournalEcological Economics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2004


  • biodiversity
  • diversity
  • preservation
  • integration
  • agriculture
  • indicators
  • pollution
  • gis

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