Location-specific modeling for optimizing wildlife management on crop farms

J. H. Van Wenum, G. A A Wossink, J. A. Renkema

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In order to guide conservation and restoration of wildlife in agricultural areas research is needed into the trade-off between wildlife and agricultural production and income. This study presents a location-specific model for optimizing wildlife management on crop farms using integer programming. The model is applied to crop farming in the Netherlands. Most important outcome is a wildlife-cost frontier at the farm level. Model results show that rotating wildlife conservation practices across the farm is economically more attractive than fixed-location practices. Opportunities for use of the insights provided by model results by both policy makers and farmers are analyzed. © 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)395-407
Number of pages12
JournalEcological Economics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 20 Apr 2004


  • Crop farming
  • Integer programming
  • Location-specific model
  • Wildlife management


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