payments for ecosystem services

Methods for assessing spillover effects between concurrent green initiatives

This paper describes methods for assessing effects of concurrently implemented policies. Methods for assessing spillover effects among concurrent green initiatives Author: Qi Zhang Updated: April 2024

Global hidden spillover effects among concurrent green initiatives

This study investigates the hidden linkages among concurrent payments for ecosystem services programs. Major findings & conclusions: Multiple conservation programs are often implemented in same area(s) or involved same recipients.

Agent-based modeling of the effects of conservation policies on social-ecological feedbacks between cropland abandonment and labor migration

Model Development ABM-CALM: Agent-Based Model for Cropland Abandonment and Labor Migration Overview of ABM-CALM. This paper presents reserach on the development and application of ABM-CALM that simulates bidirectional social-ecological feedbacks.

Understanding the mediating role of labor out-migration in household income generation and distribution under a reforestation policy in rural China

Reforestation Policy & Rural Livelihoods Income inequality is a critical issue of socio-economic development, particularly in rural areas where forest-dependent people are often vulnerable to the intervention of forest policies. This study investigates income distribution and inequality of rural households influenced by China’s largest reforestation policy, the Congversion of Cropland to Forest Program (CCFP).

Coupled Human and Natural Systems

Understanding complex human-environment interactions...

Heterogeneity impacts of farmers’ participation in payment for ecosystem services based on the collective action framework

This study analyzes the drivers of farmers’ participation in three concurrent strategies of payments for ecosystem services programs using hierarchical linear models. This article is in collaboration with Prof. Tan Li from Anhui Agricultural University.

Conservation Effectiveness and Concurrent Green Initiatives

The book exmaines concurrent green initiatives and their spillover effects on environmnetal conservation and mangement to reveal their impacts on conservation effectiveness, drawing on a range of international case studies all over the world.

Understanding human-environment interrelationships under constrained land-use decisions with a spatially explicit agent-based model

Application of Agent-Based Modeling in Human-Environment Interactions ABM-CALM: Agent-Based Model for Cropland Abandonment and Labor Migration Overview of ABM-CALM. This study applies ABM-CALM to explore human-environment interrelationships under constrainted land-use decisions.

Understanding the effects of China’s agro-environmental policies on rural households’ labor and land allocation with a spatially explicit agent-based model

Role of social networks in building household livelihood resilience under payments for ecosystem services programs in a poor rural community in China