In conjunction with the interdisciplinary activities of the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS), a seminar series on topics in mathematical biology will be hosted at NIMBioS every other Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. (unless otherwise noted) in the Hallam Auditorium, Room 206, Claxton Building, 1122 Volunteer Blvd. Seminar speakers will focus on their research initiatives at the interface of mathematics and many areas of the life sciences. Light refreshments will be served in Room 205 beginning 30 minutes before each talk. Faculty and students from across the UT community are welcome to join us.
Time/Date: Thursday, September 11, 2014, 3:30 p.m.*
Location: Room 206, Claxton Building, 1122 Volunteer Blvd.
Speaker: Dr. Katsuya Tanaka, Shiga Univ., Japan
Topic: Payment mechanisms for managing ecosystem services in Southeast Asia
Abstract: This talk introduces two empirical applications of payment mechanisms for managing ecosystem services through agroforestry practices.The first application is payment for ecosystem services (PES) in the Philippines. Our survey based on hypothetical PES shows that farmers have significant willingness to adopt agroforestry practices under payment schemes. Because of heterogeneity among farmers, the flexible payment outperforms the fixed payment. The second application is eco-certifications in Indonesia. Our results from the propensity score matching show that eco-certification of agroforestry coffee production has a potential to contribute to increasing farmers' income and reducing environmental impact in West Sumatra.
*Join us for refreshments at 3 p.m. in Room 205.
Seminar Flyer (pdf)
For more information about this and other NIMBioS Seminars, visit http://www.nimbios.org/seminars.