|Title||Asymmetric ecological and economic responses for rangeland restoration: A case study of tree thickening in Queensland, Australia|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2014|
|Authors||MacLeod N, Scanlan JC, Brown J.|
|ARIS Log Number||305498|
|Keywords||bio-economic modelling, ecological thresholds, economic thresholds, prescribed fire, ranching, rangeland rehabilitation, timber thickening|
Economic motivation for implementing targeted responses to rangeland degradation often lag the events that cause degradation and existing monitoring schemes often lack the sensitivity or the connections to ecological processes to reliably serve as a basis for evaluating success. In this paper, we present an approach for quantifying the relationship of economic output and land degradation during the intermediate stages of degradation. We also propose an approach that can provide enhanced incentives to implement proven responses before degradation processes are entrained.