Preserving natural resources and biodiversity

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Modern societies face increasingly sensible environmental issues: biodiversity erosion, problems of access to water resources, disruptions to ecosystem services, nonpoint source pollution… How should we manage natural resources to tackle these threats and to induce the transition to greener societies?  How to account for local features and jurisdictions in management systems? Can we ensure a trade-off between economic growth and environmental conservation?

This research group tackles these challenges by using environmental and natural resource economics. Researchers rely on several methods: game theory, optimization theory, experiments and quasi-experiments.

Research works are focused on two main priorities. The first one is related to the appropriate design of public policy instruments to achieve sustainable management of natural resources, and to the analysis of the relationship between the environment and economic growth.  The second priority focuses on biodiversity conservation policies and particularly on the ecological and spatial dimensions of such policies.

Faculty members

BLAYAC Thierry

Professor

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COURTOIS Pierre

Research Professor

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DAVIN Marion

Assistant Professor

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LE VELLY Gwenolé

Assistant Professor

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PIETRI Antoine

Assistant professor

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PRIEUR Fabien

Professor

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QUEROU Nicolas

Tenured Researcher

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REY-VALETTE Hélène

Assistant Professor

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RICCI Francesco

Professor

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ROUSSEL Sébastien

Assistant Professor

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SALLES Jean-Michel

Research Professor

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SAUQUET Alexandre

Tenured Researcher

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SOUBEYRAN Raphaël

Tenured Researcher

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TIDBALL Mabel

Research Professor

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Ph.D Students & Post-docs

ADJEROUD Feriel

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BERTHOD Mathias

Post-Doctoral Researcher

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CALVET Coralie

Post-Doctoral Researcher

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DEMARCHI Gabriela

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DJIGUEMDE Anmina

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JABBOUR Chady

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KIESLICH Marcus

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MARTINEZ César

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MAVI Can Askan

Post-Doctoral Researcher

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TUFFERY Laetitia

Post-Doctoral Researcher

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Staff

DUBOIS Dimitri

Research Engineer

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Optimal Harvesting and Taxation when Accounting for Marine Environmental Quality of the Fishery

Long Ngo Van, Zaccour Georges, Tidball Mabel
2019
Natural Resource Modeling
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Ecosystem service framework and typology for an ecosystem approach to aquaculture

Willot Pierre Alexandre, Aubin Joel , Salles Jean-Michel, Wilfart Aurélie
2019
Aquaculture
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Relationship between biodiversity and agricultural production

Brunetti Ilaria, Tidball Mabel, Couvet Denis
2019
Natural Resource Modeling
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Entre intégrité écologique et efficacité sociale : analyse économique d’une politique d'absence de perte nette écologique

Salles Jean-MichelCalvet Coralie
2019
Revue Juridique de l’Environnement
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Unequal vulnerability to climate change and the transmission of adverse effects through international trade

Constant Karine, Davin Marion
2019
Environmental and Resource Economics
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Analysing trade-offs between recreational uses and conservation Issues in the Bãngr-weoogo urban park in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso)

Traoré Sidnoma Abdoul Aziz, Salles Jean-Michel
2019
Journal of Biodiversity Management & Forestry
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Residential location choice in a developing country: what matter? A choice experiment application in Burkina Faso

Traoré Sidnoma Abdoul Aziz
2019
Forest Policy and Economics
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A tale of two diversities

Courtois Pierre, Figuieres Charles, Mulier Chloe
2019
Ecological Economics
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On agreements in a nonrenewable resource market: a cooperative differential game approach

Berthod Mathias, Benchekroun Hassan
2019
Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control
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Assessing the sustainability of optimal pollution paths in a world with inertia

Leandri Marc, Tidball Mabel
2019
Environmental Modeling and Assessment
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Is recycling a threat or an opportunity for the extractor of an exhaustible resource?

Ba Bocar Samba, Mahenc Philippe
2019
Environmental and Resource Economics
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Environmental policy and growth when environmental awareness is endogenous

Constant Karine, Davin Marion
2019
Macroeconomic Dynamics
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Sharing a groundwater resource in a context of regime shifts

Frutos Cachorro Julia de, Erdlenbruch KatrinTidball Mabel
2019
Environmental and Resource Economics
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Implementing ecological intensification in fish farming: definition and principles from contrasting experiences

Aubin Joël, Callier Myriam, Rey-Valette Hélène, Mathé Syndhia, Wilfart Aurélie, Legendre Marc, Slembrouck Jacques, Caruso Domenico, Chia Eduardo, Masson Gérard, Blancheton Jean Paul, Ediwarman, Haryadi Joni, Prihadi Tri Heru, de Matos Casaca Jorge, Tamassia Sergio T. J., Tocqueville Aurélien, Fontaine Pascal
2019
Reviews in Aquaculture
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Identifying consensus on coastal lagoons ecosystem services and conservation priorities for an effective decision making: a Q approach

Maki Sy Mariam, Rey-Valette Hélène, Simier Monique, Pasqualini Vanina, Figuières Charles, De Wit Rutger
2018
Ecological Economics
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Dynamics of research in aquaculture in North Africa and support for sustainable development and innovation

Kara Mohamad Hichem, Lacroix Denis, Rey-Valette Hélène, Mathé Syndhia, Blancheton Jean-Paul
2018
Reviews in Fisheries Science & Aquaculture
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Perceptions of the role played by aquaculture and the services it provides for territories: complementarity of survey types

Mathé Syndhia, Rey-Valette Hélène
2018
Open Journal of Ecology
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Des indicateurs pour identifier les effets des démarches participatives : application au cas du département du Gard

Rey-Valette Hélène, Beuret Jean-Eudes, Richard-Ferroudji Audrey
2018
Revue d'économie régionale et urbaine
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Looking into Pandora's Box: ecosystem disservices assessment and correlations with ecosystem services

Campagne Carole Sylvie, Roche Philippe K., Salles Jean-Michel
2018
Ecosystem Services
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A cost-benefit approach for prioritizing invasive species

Courtois Pierre, Figuières Charles, Mulier Chloé, Weill Joakim
2018
Ecological Economics
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Designing REDD+ contracts to resolve additionality issues

Chiroleu-Assouline Mireille, Poudou Jean-Christophe, Roussel Sébastien
2018
Resource and Energy Economics
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Marine ecosystem considerations and second-best management

Quérou Nicolas, Tomini Agnes
2018
Environmental and Resource Economics
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Étudier la perception des services écosystémiques pour appréhender le capital environnemental d’un territoire et ses enjeux de développement, le cas de la péninsule de Karaburun en Turquie

Yildrim Heval, Requier-Desjardins Mélanie, Rey-Valette Hélène
2017
Développement durable et territoires
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Mesurer les impacts des infrastructures de données géographiques (IDG) et des observatoires

Rey-Valette Hélène, Maurel Pierre, Miellet Philippe, Sy Mariam, Pigache Laurent
2017
Revue Internationale de Géomatique
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An assessment method of ecosystem services based on stakeholders perceptions: the Rapid Ecosystem Services Participatory Appraisal (RESPA)

Rey-Valette Hélène, Mathé Syndhia, Salles Jean-Michel
2017
Ecosystem Services
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BEcOSMASH – Bio-Economic Optimisation of Sharka Management Accounting for Spatiotemporal Heterogeneities
  • Funding : SMACH – INRA
  • Duration : 2017 – 2020
  • Contact : COURTOIS Pierre

Efficient management of epidemics aims at allocating efforts in the most efficient way.

The choice problem is an optimization one in which epidemics dynamics is to be accounted for as an additional constraint to the decision problem.
The key of the project is to study where to allocate effort, how to allocate it and when.
The project is an interdisciplinary one at the intersection between economics, epidemiology and phythopathology and it gathers scientists from the three disciplines and engage simultaneously two Ph.d thesis, one in economics, the other in epidemiology.

EcoGyp– Ecosystem services and necrophagous raptors

The EcoGYp project aims to study a range of issues related to the ecology and the conservation of necrophagous raptors, with a particular focus on the Bearded Vulture.
The socio-economic component of this project focuses on the identification and assessment of ecosystem services related to these species and the areas in which they reside.
The main services related to necrophagous birds of prey are on the one hand, recreational and aesthetic aspects and on the other, their ecological function as natural rendering.
The former are analysed on the basis of choice experiments, the natural rendering function being evaluated by comparison with industrial rendering from a life-cycle analysis perspective

GREEN-Econ – Transition toward a greener economy

This joint project between CEE-M and the Aix-Marseille School of Economics (AMSE) analyzes the transition process toward a greener economy by studying the potential consequences of, and reactions of our societies to, environmental changes.
The project mainly focuses on two important objects of analysis, which are emblematic of issues related to environmental changes: pollution and aquatic resources.
The analysis of these two objects are tackled by relying on three work packages (WPs): (i) the economic assessment of the environmental issues (ii) the definition of short to medium-term solutions by developing dynamic environmental regulatory instruments and (iii) the study of the society’s long term adaptation capacity to sustain an environmentally friendly development process.

Green-Society
  • Funding : MUSE Initiative
  • Duration : 2018 – 2019
  • Contact : QUEROU Nicolas

The project focuses on two complementary research questions that raise different types of scientific challenges.
The first one is related to promoting forms of greener activities through the analysis of incentive mechanisms and behavioral rules to induce a sustainable use of land and natural resources.
The second one is more focused on resource scarcity and on the strategies to tackle problems of uncertainty, irreversibility and threshold effects when dealing with issues of natural resource management.

Invacost – Invasive insects and their costs for biodiversity, economy and human health

The aim of the InvaCosts programme is to characterise and quantify the worldwide impacts of invasive species following climate change.
These impacts will be considered sensu lato, including biodiversity losses, disruption of ecosystem functioning and loss of ecosystem services, economic costs (on agriculture, forestry, real estate and infrastructures) and damages to public health (sanitary impacts and associated secondary costs for the society).

This project focuses on insects, a taxonomic group of major importance for the target environmental and societal categories, and whose ectothermic nature makes them especially sensitive to climate variables.

 

Jussie – Optimal design for the spatial control of biological invasions
  • Funding : ONEMA/AFB (Agence Française pour la Biodiversité)
  • Duration : 2017 – 2019
  • Contact : COURTOIS Pierre

Spatial management of biological invasions is a complex task.

This project aims at developing decision making tools in order to optimally allocate a limited budget toward the spatial management of a biological invasion.
The project develops three workpackages. The first is on spatial evaluation methods to estimate spatial benefits related to species control.
The second is on spatial evaluation methods to estimate spatial costs related to species control.
The last is on the modelling of invasion dynamics in space and time. Combining the three workpackages, the overall output of the project is a spatially explicit cost-benefit module for the management of mobile externalities.

Group Leader

DAVIN Marion

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