Economic Research of Human-Wildlife Conflicts: Methods and Assessments
PROJECT GOALS: To conduct economic research of human-wildlife conflicts involving damaging wildlife populations, invasive species and wildlife-transmitted diseases; and, to develop improved methodology for assessing the benefits and costs of NWRC products and WS operations.
Objective 2: Quantify economic impacts of invasive wildlife, including feral hogs and reptiles.
Objective 3: Quantify economic impacts associated with vampire bat rabies and other priority wildlife diseases.
Objective 4: Quantify the benefits and costs of USDA/Wildlife Services and damage management activities for predators (to protect threatened & endangered species) and other priority species.
Objective 5: Develop improved economic analytical methodology for assessing wildlife damage, including input-output modeling.
Objective 6: Transferring technology: Conduct studies and empirical analyses in cooperation with Wildlife Services personnel, NWRC scientists and other scientific partners.
Project Goal and Objectives
Solutions Through Science: Economics of Wildlife Damage Management