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Bioeconomic modelling

2012-06-15

    Measuring potential profits in a bioeconomic model of the mixed demersal fishery in the North Sea

    This paper measures for potential profit in the North Sea mixed demersal fishery for cod, haddock and whiting. Dynamic bioeconomic models for three UK fisheries are developed, incorporating both population dynamics and economic structure. Actual profit in 2006, for the three UK fleets included in the analysis, is estimated at £10.3 million. If the TAC remains unchanged but vessels are allowed to harvest at near efficient levels with fleet size reduced accordingly, potential profit is measured at £34.5 million.

    2010-10-01

    Robust placement of sensors in dynamic water distribution systems

    Designing a robust sensor network to detect accidental contaminants in water distribution systems is a challenge given the uncertain nature of the contamination events (what, how much, when, where and for how long) and the dynamic nature of water distribution systems (driven by the random consumption of consumers).

    2010-05-15

    Robust placement of sensors in dynamic water distribution systems

    Designing a robust sensor network to detect accidental contaminants in water distribution systems is a challenge given the uncertain nature of the contamination events (what, how much, when, where and for how long) and the dynamic nature of water distribution systems (driven by the random consumption of consumers).

    2010-03-26

    The Bioeconomics of Conservation Agriculture and Soil Carbon Sequestration in Developing Countries

    Improving soil carbon through conservation agriculture in developing countries may generate some private benefits to farmers, as well as sequester carbon emissions, which is a positive externality to society. Leaving crop residue on the farm has become an important option in conservation agriculture practice. However, in developing countries, using crop residue for conservation agriculture has the opportunity cost of feed for livestock.

    2010-01-15

    Decision making under information constraints

    The purposes of placing sensors in water distribution systems vary from complying with water quality regulations, monitoring accidental contamination events, and detecting intentional contamination events.

    2009-08-11

    Decision making under information constraints

    The purposes of placing sensors in water distribution systems vary from complying with water quality regulations, monitoring accidental contamination events, and detecting intentional contamination events.

    2008-04-30

    Can the restrictive harvest period policy conserve mopane worms in Southern Africa? A bio-economic modelling approach

    Imbrasia Belina also known as the mopane worm, like other edible insects and caterpillars, is a vital source of protein to Southern African countries. The worms live and graze on mopane trees, which occupy agricultural land. With increasing commercialization of the worm, the management of the worm, which was hitherto organized as a common property resource, has degraded to a near open access.

    1999-09-01

    A Bioeconomic Analysis of the Swedish Fishery for Norway Lobster (Nephrops norvegicus)

    A modified version of Jones’ length-based cohort analysis is linked to economic data from the Swedish trawl fishery for Norway lobster (Nephrops norvegicus). The current regulation implies a fishing practice where each landed lobster entails three killed due to discard mortality and different cases of trawl selectivity are compared together with varying natural mortality.