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

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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DEMARCHI Gabriela

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DJIGUEMDE Anmina

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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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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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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
à paraître
IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Magazine
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Implementation context and science-policy interfaces: Implications for the economic valuation of ecosystem services

Kieslich Marcus, Salles Jean-Michel A
2021
Ecological Economics
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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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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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Assessing the contribution of ecosystem services to the well-being of residents: the case of coastal and aquaculture ponds

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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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

Calvet CoralieSalles Jean-Michel
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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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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