Presentation cancelled by author

Trade-off between economic performance and ecosystem service provision - Overview of modelling approaches


Johannes Sauer
Benjamin Emmanuel
Philipp Mennig


„Trade-off between economic performance and ecosystem service provision - Overview of modelling approaches“

This contribution intends to give an overview of various approaches to model, identify and estimate possible trade-offs between economic performance and the provision of ecosystem services at field, farm or sectoral level. Different current modelling approaches (as e.g. microeconometric, linear programming based deterministic, biophysical, spatially explicit or land activity based) are reviewed and compared with respect to aim, structure, components, data needs, conclusions etc. Exemplary applications are provided as well as a concrete empirical application based on the production economic motivated multi-output distance function related modelling approach using microeconometric techniques at farm level.

Balbi, Stefano; Prado, Agustin del; Gallejones, Patricia; Geevan, Chandanathil Pappachan; Pardo, Guillermo; Pérez-Miñana, Elena et al. (2015): Modeling trade-offs among ecosystem services in agricultural production systems. In: Environmental Modelling & Software 72, S. 314–326. DOI: 10.1016/j.envsoft.2014.12.017.
Briner, Simon; Huber, Robert; Bebi, Peter; Elkin, Ché; Schmatz, Dirk R.; Grêt-Regamey, Adrienne (2013): Trade-Offs between Ecosystem Services in a Mountain Region. In: E&S 18 (3). DOI: 10.5751/ES-05576-180335.
Jonsson, Mattias; Bommarco, Riccardo; Ekbom, Barbara; Smith, Henrik G.; Bengtsson, Jan; Caballero-Lopez, Berta et al. (2014): Ecological production functions for biological control services in agricultural landscapes. In: Methods Ecol Evol 5 (3), S. 243–252. DOI: 10.1111/2041-210X.12149.
Kragt, Marit E.; Robertson, Michael J. (2014): Quantifying ecosystem services trade-offs from agricultural practices. In: Ecological Economics 102, S. 147–157. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2014.04.001.
Melathopoulos, Andony P.; Cutler, G. Christopher; Tyedmers, Peter (2015): Where is the value in valuing pollination ecosystem services to agriculture? In: Ecological Economics 109, S. 59–70. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2014.11.007.
Sauer, J. and A. Wossink (2013). Marketed Outputs and Non-Marketed Ecosystem Services. European Review of Agricultural Economics 2013, 40 (4): 573-603.
Benjamin, E. and J. Sauer (2017). The Cost Effectiveness of Payments for Ecosystem Services - Smallholders and Agroforestry in Africa. Land Use Policy. 2017.