Project code: DFG SFB 552
Contract period: 01.01.2003
Purpose of research: Basic research
A5 assesses marginal bet benefits along a rainforest conversion gradient. We upscale existing local data to the project area, close remaining data gaps, and take the dynamics of the economic system into account. The valuation methodology on ecosystem conversion is compatible with the standards set out by Balmford et al. (2002), which have to date been met only by two studies on rainforest conversion. The STORMA data synthesized by A5 will match or exceed data quality of the valuation study Yaron (2001) approved of by Balmford et al. (2002). This is the first such study on rainforest conversion to agroforestry systems.