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Optimal spatial-dynamic management to minimize the damages caused by aquatic invasive species

Katherine Y. Zipp (), Yangqingxiang Wu (), Kaiyi Wu () and Ludmil T. Zikatanov ()
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Katherine Y. Zipp: Penn State
Yangqingxiang Wu: Penn State
Kaiyi Wu: Tufts University
Ludmil T. Zikatanov: Penn State

Letters in Spatial and Resource Sciences, 2019, vol. 12, issue 3, 199-213

Abstract: Abstract Invasive species have been recognized as a leading threat to biodiversity. In particular, lakes are especially affected by species invasions because they are closed systems sensitive to disruption. Accurately controlling the spread of invasive species requires solving a complex spatial-dynamic optimization problem. In this work we propose a novel framework for determining the optimal management strategy to maximize the value of a lake system net of damages from invasive species, including an endogenous diffusion mechanism for the spread of invasive species through boaters’ trips between lakes. The proposed method includes a combined global iterative process which determines the optimal number of trips to each lake in each season and the spatial-dynamic optimal boat ramp fee.

Keywords: Invasive species; Spatial-dynamic management; Convex optimization; Bioeconomic (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Q20 Q50 Q57 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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DOI: 10.1007/s12076-019-00237-x

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