Economics of Early Intervention to Suppress a Potential Spruce Budworm Outbreak in New Brunswick, Canada

dc.contributor.advisorLantz, Van
dc.contributor.advisorMacLean, David
dc.contributor.authorLiu, Eric Ye
dc.date.accessioned2023-07-05T18:25:08Z
dc.date.available2023-07-05T18:25:08Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.description.abstractSpruce budworm (Choristoneura fumiferana Clem.) (SBW) outbreak is the most prominent natural disturbance in eastern Canada. Recently, an early intervention strategy (EIS) has been developed against SBW outbreaks in New Brunswick (NB). In this study, a Spruce Budworm Decision Support System (SBW DSS) was coupled with a Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) model to assess the impacts of forest protection strategies in NB. The results demonstrated that a future SBW outbreak would reduce up to $35.31 billion of NB current value total domestic output. Regarding the efficacy of forest protection strategies, the EIS was predicted to be the most cost-effective and economically efficient. In contrast, if a future SBW outbreak exits, the EIS Fails & Reactive Strategy was anticipated to be more beneficial than the traditional Reactive Strategy. Overall, these results support the continued use of EIS as the most preferred strategy on economic grounds to protect against SBW outbreaks in NB.
dc.description.copyright© Eric Ye Liu (2019)
dc.format.extentvi, 65
dc.format.mediumelectronic
dc.identifier.urihttps://unbscholar.lib.unb.ca/handle/1882/37254
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversity of New Brunswick
dc.relationAtlantic Canada Opportunities Agency Atlantic Innovation Fund
dc.rightshttp://purl.org/coar/access_right/c_abf2
dc.subject.disciplineForestry and Environmental Management
dc.titleEconomics of Early Intervention to Suppress a Potential Spruce Budworm Outbreak in New Brunswick, Canada
dc.typemaster thesis
oaire.license.conditionother
thesis.degree.disciplineForestry and Environmental Management
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of New Brunswick
thesis.degree.levelmasters
thesis.degree.nameM.Sc.F.
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