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dc.contributor.authorFinseth, Ryanen_US
dc.identifier.otherbibid: 7745383
dc.description.abstractA model for the cost-effective recovery for an endangered species is developed and applied to the red-cockaded woodpecker (Picoides borealis), an endangered species once abundant in the southeastern United States. There is a finite set of integer recovery actions that might be implemented in each time period with the goal of reaching a population target at some future date. The recovery actions include translocation of individuals or breeding pairs from other locations or captive breeding facilities and the construction of artificial nesting cavities. Dynamic programming is used to solve deterministic and stochastic versions of the model. Least cost recovery plans are found for the deterministic problem where it is possible to attain a population target with certainty. For the stochastic problem, the least cost, adaptive recovery actions are identified.en_US
dc.subjectEndangered Species Recoveryen_US
dc.subjectDynamic Programmingen_US
dc.subjectAdaptive Managementen_US
dc.titleCost-Effective Recovery Of An Endangered Species: The Red-Cockaded Woodpeckeren_US
dc.typedissertation or thesisen_US Economics Universityen_US of Science, Agricultural Economics
dc.contributor.chairConrad, Jon Men_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberGomes, Carla Pen_US

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