Harvesting in an eight-species ecosystem
Abbreviated Journal Title
ecosystems and economics; bioeconomic harvesting; multispecies ecosystem; SYSTEMS; HYPOTHESIS; PREDATION; Business; Economics; Environmental Studies
The theory for a general equilibrium ecosystem model that can include large number of interacting species is presented. Features include: (1) individual plants and animals are assumed to behave as if they are maximizing their net energy intake, (2) short- and long-run equilibriums are obtained, (3) species' population adjustments depend on individual net energies. The theory is applied using simulations of an eight-species Alaskan marine ecosystem for which a "natural" equilibrium is calculated. Humans are introduced by adding a regulated open access fishery that harvests one of the species. Fishing impacts the fish population as well as the populations of other species, including Stellar sea lions, an endangered species. The sensitivity of fish and nonfish species populations to harvesting are calculated. (C) 2003 Published by Elsevier Science (USA).
Journal of Environmental Economics and Management
"Harvesting in an eight-species ecosystem" (2003). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 3750.