Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center
Substitutability of bats in agricultural systems: why ecosystem valuation is not likely to sway agricultural interests
Thogmartin,W.E., 2011, Substitutability of bats in agricultural systems: why ecosystem valuation is not likely to sway agricultural interests.: Bat Research News, v.52, p.41-44.
Motivations for conserving bats in agricultural systems should recognize that neoclassical economics makes bats substitutable for more efficient and cost-effective measures should they be available. As such, non-economic legal structures, such as the governance of commons, may be more effective at conserving abundant populations of bats.
Agriculture, Ecosystem services, Myotis, Neo-classical economics, Substitutability, Tragedy of the Commons