The State of Mississippi wants to manage its oyster resource to increase production, quality, ecological, and economic benefits. In this study, we employ modern portfolio theory (MPT) to test if there are potential gains to hold multiple oyster resources for multiple benefits to aid the state's effort in achieving its goal. Using a Delphi approach, we elicit complete sets of data on ecosystem services (on oxygen, nutrients, sedimentation, and salinity) across multiple oyster resources (traditional plantings, off-bottom farms, and restored reefs). A benefit transfer method is used later to assigned money-metric value to each service estimate. The multiple service values are then aggregated into net service value. We compute the means, standard deviations, and correlations of benefits across all resources using the net service values, and generate efficient frontiers from that information. Results indicate that Mississippi could benefit from holding multiple oyster resources with attention directed towards off-bottom oyster farms.
|Advisor:||Petrolia, Daniel R.|
|Commitee:||Yun, Seong, Harri, Ardian|
|School:||Mississippi State University|
|School Location:||United States -- Mississippi|
|Source:||MAI 81/2(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Environmental economics, Agricultural economics, Economics|
|Keywords:||Delphi elicitation, Ecosystem services, Mississippi, Modern portfolio theory (MPT), Oyster resources, Portfolio desgin|
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