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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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

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

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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COIFFARD Adrien

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DEMARCHI Gabriela

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DESBUREAUX Sébastien

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DJIGUEMDE Anmina

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GIRARD Julia

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KELSALL Claudia

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KIESLICH Marcus

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LAFROGNE Aurélien

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MARTINEZ César

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Staff

DUBOIS Dimitri

Research Engineer

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PHILIPPOT Katia

Engineer

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Harvest management problem with a fractional logistic equation

Barrios Melani, Reyero Gabriela, Tidball Mabel
à paraitre
Mathematica Pannonica : new series
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Cooperation in a dynamic setting with asymmetric environmental valuation and responsibility

Cabo Francisco, Tidball Mabel
à paraître
Dynamic Games and Applications
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A new rationale for not picking low hanging fruits: The separation of ownership and control

Tidball Mabel, Claude Denis
à paraÎtre
Environmental Modelling and Assessment
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Evaluating the contribution of nature to well-being: The case of ecosystem services related to fish-farming ponds in France

Rey-Valette HélèneBlayac ThierrySalles Jean-Michel
2022
Ecological Economics
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Farming with Alternative Pollinators benefits pollinators, natural enemies, and yields, and offers transformative change to agriculture

Christmann Stefanie, Bencharki Youssef, Anougmar Soukaina, Rasmont Pierre, Smaili Moulay Chrif, Tsivelikas Athanasios, Aw-Hassan Aden
2021
Scientific Reports
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Moving towards multi-level governance of coastal managed retreat: Insights and prospects from France

Rocle Nicolas, Dachary-Bernard Jeanne, Rey-Valette Hélène
2021
Ocean and Coastal Management
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Questionner l’efficacité de la gouvernance d’une AMP : le cas de Natura 2000 en mer

Beuret Jean-Eudes, Martel Ludovic, Cadoret Anne, Chlous Frédérique, Delannoy Julie, Lesueur Marie, Noirot Christelle, Rey-Valette Hélène, Ritschard Lucille, Sauboua Paul
2021
VertigO : La Revue Électronique en Sciences de l'Environnement
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High and rising economic costs of biological invasions worldwide

Diagne Christophe, Leroy Boris, Vaissière Anne-Charlotte, Gozlan Rodolphe, Roiz David, Jarić Ivan, Salles Jean-Michel, Bradshaw Corey, Courchamp Franck
2021
Nature
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The impact of academic information supply and familiarity on preferences for ecosystem services

Sy Mariam maki, Rey-Valette Hélène, Figuieres Charles, Simier Monique, De Wit Rutger
2021
Ecological Economics
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Adaptive measures for mountain Mediterranean forest ecosystem services under climate and land cover change in the Mont-Ventoux natural Regional Park, France

Tufféry Laetitia, Davi Hendrik, Lopez Garcia Noelia, Rigolot Eric, Jean Florence, Stenger Anne, Lefevre Francois
2021
Regional Environmental Change
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Implementation context and science-policy interfaces: Implications for the economic valuation of ecosystem services

Kieslich MarcusSalles Jean-Michel
2021
Ecological Economics
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Geospatial information contribution to land use planning: evidence from land cover and ecosystem services maps

Rey-Valette Helène, Maurel Pierre, Jabbour Chady, Cousin Camille, Luque Sandra, Billaud Olivier, Salles Jean-Michel
2020
Développement durable et territoires
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Using socioeconomic system analysis to define scientific needs: a reverse engineering method applied to the conversion of a coal-fired to a wood biomass power plant

Davi Hendrik, Tuffery Laetitia, Garbolino Emanuel, Prévosto Bernard, Fady Bruno
2020
Ecology and Society
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Asian tiger mosquito far from home: Assessing the impact of invasive mosquitoes on the French Mediterranean littoral

Chiadmi Ines, Traoré Sidnoma Abdoul Aziz, Salles Jean-Michel
2020
Ecological Economics
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Integrating a landscape connectivity approach into mitigation hierarchy planning by anticipating urban dynamics

Tarabon Simon, Calvet Coralie, Delbar Vincent, Dutoit Thierry, Isselin-Nondedeu Françis
2020
Landscape and Urban Planning
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Do forest-management plans and FSC certification help avoid deforestation in the Congo Basin?

Tritsch Isabelle, Le Velly Gwenolé, Mertens Benoit, Meyfroidt Patrick, Sannier Christophe, Makak Jean-Sylvestre, Houngbedji Kenneth
2020
Ecological Economics
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A Multidisciplinary Approach for Restoration Ecology of Shallow Coastal Lagoons, a Case Study in South France

De Wit Rutger, Leruste Amandine, Le Fur Ines, Sy Mariam maki, Bec Béatrice, Ouisse Vincent, Derolez Valérie, Rey-Valette Hélène
2020
Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution
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No-regret Pollution Abatement Options: A Correction of Bréchet and Jouvet (2009)

Pottier Antonin, Nguyen-Huu Adrien
2020
Ecological Economics
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Biodiversity offsets and payments for environmental services: Clarifying the family ties

Vaissiere Anne-Charlotte, Quetier Fabien, Calvet Coralie, Levrel Harold, Wunder Sven
2020
Ecological Economics
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How much would you pay for a satellite image? Lessons learned from a French spatial data infrastructure

Jabbour Chadi, Hoayek Anis, Maurel Pierre, Rey-Valette HélèneSalles Jean-Michel
2020
IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Magazine
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The economic cost of control of the invasive yellow-legged Asian hornet

Barbet-Massin Morgane, Salles Jean-Michel, Courchamp Franck
2020
NeoBiota
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Évaluation de la contribution des services écosystémiques au bien-être des habitants Le cas des étangs littoraux et aquacoles

Rey-Valette HélèneBlayac ThierryAdjeroud Feriél, Pauly Laurine, Lautredou-Audouy NicoleSalles Jean-Michel
2020
Revue d'Economie Régionale et Urbaine
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Mineral resources for renewable energy: Optimal timing of energy production

Fabre Adrien, Fodha Mouez, Ricci Francesco
2020
Resource and Energy Economics
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Optimal Harvesting and Taxation when Accounting for Marine Environmental Quality of the Fishery

Long Ngo Van, Zaccour Georges, Tidball Mabel
2020
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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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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