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What the public thinks : where do we want to go with rural New Zealand in the 21st century?
(Lincoln University, 2008-06)
The ongoing biennial environmental survey, undertaken by staff at Lincoln University since 2000, has been used as a basis for identifying some future directions for rural New Zealand in the 21st Century. In the main, New ...
Addressing the wicked problem of water resource management: an ecosystem services approach
(Australian Agricultural & Resource Economics Society, 2011-02)
This paper develops a systematic assessment of the sustainability of ecosystem services provided by rivers impacted by water storage projects. Given the conflicting preferences amongst stakeholders and the incomplete, ...
The sustainability and cost-effectiveness of water storage projects on Canterbury rivers: the Opihi River case
(New Zealand Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, 2010-08)
There is an increasing demand for water resources in the Canterbury region. The impact of this demand has lead to unacceptable minimum river flows, which has resulted in adverse affects to river ecology. In an effort to ...
Public perceptions of New Zealand's environment: 2006
(EOS Ecology, 2006)
The fourth biennial survey of people’s perceptions of the state of the New Zealand environment was undertaken in February - March 2006. The survey is based on the Pressure-State-Response (PSR) model of state of the environment ...
Sustainability needs good economics
(Lincoln University. Faculty of Commerce. Department of Accounting, Economics and Finance., 2007-09)
1. Key economics ideas • Economics - how we make choices over scarce items • People respond to incentives in making choices • Scarce items have alternative uses • If we choose one use of a resource we forgo the benefit ...
Eco-tourism: An ally of nature conservation? Defining the rule and measuring the outcomes
(Isaac Centre for Nature Conservation. Lincoln University, 2002-04)
Consumer driven corporate environmentalism: fact or fiction?
(John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., 2010)
Over the last three decades, environmental concerns have moved from being a fringe issue to becoming a major socio-economic issue. While the role of factors such as regulatory and societal pressures, in driving organizations ...
Managing recreation and tourism in New Zealand mountains
(International Mountain Society and United Nations University, 2001-11)
New Zealand is a very mountainous country with sparsely populated mountain lands. While large tracts are held in private ownership used in pastoral production, the majority is state owned. New Zealand's protected natural ...
New methodology for the ecological footprint with an application to the New Zealand economy
(Lincoln University. Commerce Division, 1997-04)
Sustainable development has become a primary objective for many countries throughout the world since the late 1980’s. A major difficulty associated with sustainable development objectives, however, is the absence of reliable ...
Soil compaction and farm sustainability indicators
This paper outlines the bio-physical processes and consequences of soil compaction, its economic significance for farmers, and the possible reasons for mismanagement of soil. Methodologies for valuing the effects of soil ...