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dc.contributor.supervisor Bjornlund, Henning
dc.contributor.supervisor Xu, Wei
dc.contributor.author Howard, Kyle
dc.date.accessioned 2015-01-20T03:53:42Z
dc.date.available 2015-01-20T03:53:42Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10133/3621
dc.description.abstract With increased industrial, urban, and agricultural development, the capacity for ecosystems to produce Ecosystem Services (ES) in southern Alberta is under pressure. Market-Based Instruments (MBIs) are proposed to entice landowners to participate in ES provision programs. Due to the voluntary nature of these programs, it is necessary to identify the level of incentive needed to attract participants. From a survey in the Oldman River Basin, this study classified rural landowners into three groups based on their value orientations; each requiring different levels of financial incentive to participate in MBI programs. Additional non-payment benefits to participating also reduced the incentive requirements. The willingness of landowners to participate in these programs to protect water quality was explained using Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB) variables, past behaviour, percent of income gained from land use, and generations of a family owning the land, which were significant variables in a regression model. en_US
dc.language.iso en_CA en_US
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Geography en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science) en_US
dc.subject Ecosystem Services en_US
dc.subject Incentives en_US
dc.subject Landowner participation en_US
dc.subject Market-Based Instruments en_US
dc.subject Water quality en_US
dc.title Market-Based Instruments for Ecosystem Service Provision in Southern Alberta: an exploration of landowners’ perspectives en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en_US
dc.publisher.department Department of Geography en_US
dc.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.degree.level Masters
dc.proquest.subject 0366 en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0640 en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0438 en_US
dc.proquestyes Yes en_US


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