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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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DESBUREAUX Sébastien

Tenured Researcher

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DOYEN Luc

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ERDLENBRUCH Katrin

Research 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

Research Professor

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REY-VALETTE Hélène

Assistant Professor

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RICCI Francesco

Professor

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ROUSSEL Sébastien

Professor

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SALLES Jean-Michel

Research Professor

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SAUQUET Alexandre

Tenured Researcher

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SOUBEYRAN Raphaël

Research Professor

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TIDBALL Mabel

Research Professor

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Ph.D Students & Post-docs

ADJEROUD Feriel

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BAYLE Gabriel

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COIFFARD Adrien

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CUILLERET Mathieu

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DAI Miao

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FERHATI Amazigh

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GIRARD Julia

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JAMMES Mael

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KELSALL Claudia

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LAFROGNE Aurélien

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PHILIPPOT Katia

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POSADA-BORRERO Catalina

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Staff

BARREAU Vincent

Administrative & Scientific Assistant

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DUBOIS Dimitri

Research Engineer

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Taming the terminological tempest in invasion science

Soto Ismael, Balzani Paride, Carneiro Laís, Cuthbert Ross, Macêdo Rafael, Serhan Tarkan Ali, Ahmed Danish, Bang Alok, Bacela-Spychalska Karolina, Bailey Sarah, Baudry Thomas, Ballesteros-Mejia Liliana, Bortolus Alejandro, Briski Elizabeta, Britton J. Robert, Buřič Miloš, Camacho-Cervantes Morelia, Cano-Barbacil Carlos, Copilaș-Ciocianu Denis, Coughlan Neil, Courtois Pierre, Csabai Zoltán, Dalu Tatenda, de Santis Vanessa, Dickey James, Dimarco Romina, Falk-Andersson Jannike, Fernandez Romina, Florencio Margarita, Franco Ana Clara S., García-Berthou Emili, Giannetto Daniela, Glavendekic Milka, Grabowski Michał, Heringer Gustavo, Herrera Ileana, Huang Wei, Kamelamela Katie, Kirichenko Natalia, Kouba Antonín, Kourantidou Melina, Kurtul Irmak, Laufer Gabriel, Lipták Boris, Liu Chunlong, López-López Eugenia, Lozano Vanessa, Mammola Stefano, Marchini Agnese, Meshkova Valentyna, Milardi Marco, Musolin Dmitrii, Nuñez Martin, Oficialdegui Francisco, Patoka Jiří, Pattison Zarah, Pincheira-Donoso Daniel, Piria Marina, Probert Anna, Rasmussen Jes Jessen, Renault David, Ribeiro Filipe, Rilov Gil, Robinson Tamara, Sanchez Axel, Schwindt Evangelina, South Josie, Stoett Peter, Verreycken Hugo, Vilizzi Lorenzo, Wang Yong‐jian, Watari Yuya, Wehi Priscilla, Weiperth András, Wiberg-Larsen Peter, Yapıcı Sercan, Yoğurtçuoğlu Baran, Zenni Rafael, Galil Bella, Dick Jaimie, Russell James, Ricciardi Anthony, Simberloff Daniel, Bradshaw Corey, Haubrock Phillip
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Biological Reviews
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The role of illegal fishing on the sustainability of the coastal fishery in French Guiana

Kersulec Coralie, Gomes Hélène, Doyen Luc, Blanchard Fabian
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Environment, Development and Sustainability
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Taking firms’ margin targets seriously in a model of competition in supply functions -

Claude Denis, Tidball Mabel
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Journal of Economics and Management Strategy
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Perceptions of ecosystem services and bonds with nature: the case of fish-farming ponds in France

Rey-Valette HeleneSalles Jean-MichelBlayac Thierry
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Ecological Economics
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The rising global economic costs of invasive Aedes mosquitoes and Aedes-borne diseases

Roiz David A, Pontifes Paulina A, Jourdain Frédéric, Diagne Christophe, Leroy Boris, Vaissière Anne-Charlotte, Tolsá-García María José, Salles Jean-Michel, Simard Frédéric, Courchamp Franck
2024
Science of the Total Environment
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A rationale for the Right-to-Development climate policy stance?

Charlier Dorothée, Pommeret Aude, Ricci Francesco
2024
Journal of Environmental Economics and Management
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Strong transparency required for carbon credit mechanisms

Delacote Philippe, L’horty Tara, Kontoleon Andreas, West Thales, Creti Anna, Filewod Ben, Le Velly Gwenole, Guizar-Coutiño Alejandro, Groom Ben, Elias Micah
2024
Nature Sustainability
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A practical and pragmatic way to assess deeper motivations for ecosystems preservation in developing country -The case of Banc d'Arguin National Park (Mauritania)

Abdel Hamid Mohamed Lemine, Blayac ThierrySalles Jean-Michel, Failler Pierre, Rey-Valette Hélène
2024
Environmental Development
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Damage costs from invasive species exceed management expenditure in nations experiencing lower economic activity

Bradshaw Corey J A, Hulme Philip E, Hudgins Emma J, Leung Brian, Kourantidou Melina, Courtois Pierre, ...et al.
2024
Ecological Economics
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Commitment vs. noncommitment behaviors in natural resource conflicts: A case study of groundwater resources

Tidball Mabel,  de Frutos Cachorro Julia,  Martín-Herrán Guiomar
2024
Economic Modelling
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When profitability meets conservation objectives through biodiversity offsets

Huber Celine,  Doyen Luc,  Ferrari Sylvie
2023
Natural Resource Modeling
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Recent advances in availability and synthesis of the economic costs of biological invasions

Ahmed Danish A, Haubrock Phillip J, Cuthbert Ross N, Bang Alok, Soto Ismael, Balzani Paride, Tarkan Ali S, Macêdo Rafael L, Carneiro Laís, Bodey Thomas W, Oficialdegui Francisco J, Courtois Pierre, Kourantidou Melina, Angulo Elena, Heringer Gustavo, Renault David, Turbelin Anna J, Hudgins Emma J, Liu Chunlong, Gojery Showkat A, Arbieu Ugo, Diagne Christophe, Leroy Boris, Briski Elizabeta, Bradshaw Corey J A, Courchamp Franck
2023
Bioscience
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Dynamic fishing with endogenous habitat damage

Tidball Mabel, Jean-Marie Alain
2023
Dynamic Games and Applications
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Crop prices and deforestation in the tropics

Berman Nicolas, Couttenier Mathieu, Leblois AntoineSoubeyran Raphaël
2023
Journal of Environmental Economics and Management
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Services provided by multifunctional agroecosystems: Questions, obstacles and solutions

Stokes Alexia, Bocquého Géraldine, Carrere Pascal, Salazar Raphaël Conde, Deconchat Marc, Garcia Léo, Gardarin Antoine, Gary Christian, Gaucherel Cédric, Gueye Mamadou, Hedde Mickael, Lescourret Françoise, Mao Zhun, Quérou Nicolas, Rudi Gabrielle, Salles Jean-MichelSoubeyran RaphaelSubervie Julie, Vialatte Aude, Vinatier Fabrice, Thomas Marielle
2023
Ecological Engineering
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Spatial priorities for invasive alien species control in protected areas

Courtois Pierre, Martinez César, Thomas Alban
2023
Science of the Total Environment
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How do coastal residents perceive past and future changes in a Mediterranean lagoon ecosystem services?

Derolez Valérie, Mongruel Rémi, Adjeroud FérielRey-Valette Hélène, Nicolle Dorian, Lautrédou-Audouy Nicole
2023
Ocean and Coastal Management
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Formalizing a Two-Step Decision-Making Process in Land Use: Evidence from Controlling Forest Clearcutting Using Spatial Information

Jabbour Chady, Hoayek Anis, Salles Jean-Michel
2023
Land
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Individual and strategic behaviors in a dynamic extraction problem: results from a within-subject experiment in continuous time

Djiguemde Anmina Murielle, Dubois DimitriSauquet AlexandreTidball Mabel
2023
Applied Economics
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Environment, public debt and epidemics

Davin Marion, Fodha Mouez, Seegmuller Thomas
2023
Journal of Public Economic Theory
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Stochastic Multi-species MSY to Achieve Ecological-Economic Sustainability of a Coral Reef Fishery System in French Polynesia

Lagarde Adrien, Doyen Luc, Claudet Joachim, Thebaud Olivier
2022
Environmental Modeling & Assessment
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Mapping global hotspots and trends of water quality (1992–2010): a data driven approach

Desbureaux Sebastien, Mortier Frederic, Zaveri Esha, van Vliet Michelle T H, Russ Jason, Rodella Aude Sophie, Damania Richard
2022
Environmental Research Letters
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Économie de l’environnement et des ressources naturelles : Introduction

Fodha Mouez, Lafforgue Gilles, Ricci Francesco, Risch Anna
2022
Revue Française d'Economie
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Droughts and deforestation: Does seasonality matter?

Vaglietti Giulia, Delacote Philippe, Leblois Antoine
2022
PLoS ONE
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Permanence of avoided deforestation in a Transamazon REDD+ project (Pará, Brazil)

Carrilho Cauê, Demarchi Gabriela, Duchelle Amy, Wunder Sven, Morsello Carla
2022
Ecological Economics
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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.

ScarCylclET – Materials scarcity and recycling for the energy transition
  • Funding : ANR (Agence Nationale de la Recherche)
  • Duration : 2021- 2025
  • Contact : RICCI Francesco
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ERDLENBRUCH Katrin

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