Distance Friction and the Cost of Hunting in Tropical Forests
AbstractEmpirical studies of tropical forest hunting have shown the existence of marked spatialgradients of hunting effort, game harvest, and animal abundance, as hunters mostlyhunt near villages, roads, and rivers. The mechanisms underlying these patterns have,however, hitherto been poorly known. This article presents a spatial bioeconomicmodel based on the concept of distance friction, i.e. an increasing marginal cost ofdistance. The model is validated by comparison with an economic field experimentwith Amazonian hunters and with previous empirical data on hunting.
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Hunting; hunting costs; distance friction; field experiments; Amazon;
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- Anders H. Sirén & Juan-Camilo Cardenas & Peter Hambäck & Kalle Parvinen, 2013. "Distance Friction and the Cost of Hunting in Tropical Forest," Land Economics, University of Wisconsin Press, vol. 89(3), pages 558-574.
- C93 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Design of Experiments - - - Field Experiments
- Q20 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation - - - General
- Q57 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Ecological Economics
- D13 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Household Production and Intrahouse Allocation
- D22 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Firm Behavior: Empirical Analysis
- Z13 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology; Social and Economic Stratification
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