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NEW PAPER: Handling cumulative impacts during the environmental decision-making process

In a side-project of his PhD Falko Buschke  published a new paper in Journal of Nature Conservation on how different decision making strategies affect the exploitation of natural habitat. He shows that taking into account cumulative costs (e.g. earlier developments of an area and associated costs in terms of habitat loss) in different ways (not at all/ higher cost for additional developments / equal-division of costs among early and late developers) will have profound effects on how much habitat will be destroyed in the end. But this is just a start…

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1617138114000181

Falko explains the story behind the paper and the consequences of his findings in detail on his blog: The Solitary Ecologist

Handling cumulative impacts during the environmental decision-making process

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