Distance Friction and the Cost of Hunting in Tropical Forest
AbstractEmpirical studies of tropical forest hunting have shown the existence of marked spatial gradients of hunting effort, game harvest, and animal abundance, as hunters mostly hunt near villages, roads, and rivers. The mechanisms underlying these patterns have, however, hitherto been poorly known. This article presents a spatial bioeconomic model based on the concept of distance friction, that is, an increasing marginal cost of distance. The model is validated by comparison with an economic field experiment with Amazonian hunters and with previous empirical data on hunting.
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- Anders H. Siren & Juan-Camilo Cardenas & Peter Hamback & Kalle Parvinen, 2012. "Distance Friction and the Cost of Hunting in Tropical Forests," DOCUMENTOS CEDE 010317, UNIVERSIDAD DE LOS ANDES-CEDE.
- Q57 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Ecological Economics
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