8th Annual BIOECON International Conference on the “Economic Analysis of Ecology and Biodiversi (8th BIOECON Conferen)

Venue: Kings College

Location: Cambridge, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Aug 29, 2006 End Date/Time: Aug 30, 2006
Abstract Submission Date: May 31, 2006
Paper Submission Date: May 31, 2006
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The University of Cambridge and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in association with DIVERSITAS and UK-DEFRA announce the Eight Annual BIOECON conference on the economic analysis of policies for biodiversity conservation. The conference will be held at Kings College Cambridge, 29-30 August 2006. The conference will be of interest to both researchers interested in biological resources and biological processes and to policy makers interested in or working within the field of biodiversity conservation.

The conference will have sessions with papers examining the management of biological resources and biological processes as well as two plenary policy sessions chaired by IFPRI and DIVERSITAS respectively on the economic analysis of policies for biodiversity conservation.

Papers may be submitted for presentation within the conference and will be considered by the programme committee. Electronic copies (in WORD or PDF format) should be sent to Dr. Andreas Kontoleon (ak219@cam.ac.uk) no later than the 31st of May 2006. Acceptance of papers will be notified by email by 10th of June 2006. Registrations for the conference are due by 10th July 2006.

A selection of papers (upon authors’ approval) will be published as a special issue in a peered reviewed Journal or published as an edited book by a major publisher. Papers presented in previous BIOECON conferences have appeared as special issues in Land Economics, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, and Environment and Development Economics as well as in an edited volume published by Cambridge University Press.

Conference sessions will commence on the morning of the 29th and conclude on the afternoon of the 30th of August. Accommodation for all participants will be organised within Kings College, with a conference banquet at the Kings College Great Hall on the evening of the 29th of August. Lunches and refreshments will also be provided.

The hosts will cover all conference costs (except travel) for paper presenters and discussants (two nights accommodation on the 28th and 29th of August at Kings College, as well as all meals and refreshments). There will be a £250 registration fee for all other participants that will include two nights lodging at Kings College, the banquet, breakfast, lunches and refreshments. There is a £100 registration fee for day-participants (that includes lunches and refreshments but not lodging and the conference banquet).

Registration details for all participants are provided at www.bioecon.ucl.ac.uk or can be obtained by contacting Andreas Kontoleon at ak219@cam.ac.uk