Influence of the Organization of Actors in the Ecological Outcomes of Investment in Restoration of Biodiversity

Type Article
Date 2019-03
Language English
Author(s) Scemama Pierre1, Levrel Harold2
Affiliation(s) 1 : Univ Brest, IFREMER, CNRS, UMR 6308,AMURE,Unite Econ Maritime,IUEM, F-29280 Plouzane, France.
2 : Univ Paris Saclay, UMR 8568, CIRED, AgroParisTech,CNRS,EHESS,Ecole Ponts ParisTech, Campus Jardin Trop,45 Bis,Ave Belle Gabrielle, F-94736 Nogent Sur Marne, France.
Source Ecological Economics (0921-8009) (Elsevier Science Bv), 2019-03 , Vol. 157 , P. 71-79
DOI 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2018.11.003
WOS© Times Cited 1
Keyword(s) Biodiversity restoration, Organization, Transaction costs economics, Ecological engineering
Abstract

This paper investigates the consequences of the organization of actors on the performances of biodiversity restoration projects. It leans on an interdisciplinary framework that uses ecological engineering information to answer an economic issue following the transaction cost economics framework. Applied to four case studies, this analysis allows us to establish a direct link between the organization of restoration projects and their ecological performance and in fine on their reproducibility. In the end we show that projects that are embedded within flexible organizational forms are in phase with ecological engineering principles and are more likely to be replicated. This focus on the organization of actors in restoration projects provides new insights to foster investment in biodiversity restoration.

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