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James Aronson

132 shared publications

Missouri Botanical Garden, Missouri, USA;;; Centre d’Écologie Fonctionnelle et Évolutive (UMR 5175, CEFE ‐ campus CNRS), Montpellier, France

Chris Dickens

116 shared publications

Institute of Health Service Research, University of Exeter Medical School, Exeter, UK

Michael T. Smith

93 shared publications

Biopharmaceutical Analytical Sciences; GlaxoSmithKline LLC; King of Prussia PA USA

Roula Inglesi-Lotz

88 shared publications

Department of Economics, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa

Joshua Farley

65 shared publications

University of Vermont, USA

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(2006 - 2017)
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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Externality costs of the coal-fuel cycle: The case of Kusile Power Station Nonophile P. Nkambule, James N. Blignaut Published: 28 September 2017
South African Journal of Science, doi: 10.17159/sajs.2017/20160314
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Coal-based electricity is an integral part of daily life in South Africa and globally. However, the use of coal for electricity generation carries a heavy cost for social and ecological systems that goes far beyond the price we pay for electricity. We developed a model based on a system dynamics approach for understanding the measurable and quantifiable coal-fuel cycle burdens and externality costs, over the lifespan of a supercritical coal-fired power station that is fitted with a flue-gas desulfurisation device (i.e. Kusile Power Station). The total coal-fuel cycle externality cost on both the environment and humans over Kusile’s lifespan was estimated at ZAR1 449.9 billion to ZAR3 279 billion or 91c/kWh to 205c/kWh sent out (baseline: ZAR2 172.7 billion or 136c/kWh). Accounting for the life-cycle burdens and damages of coal-derived electricity conservatively, doubles to quadruples the price of electricity, making renewable energy sources such as wind and solar attractive alternatives.
Article 3 Reads 5 Citations Conceptual Frameworks and References for Landscape-scale Restoration: Reflecting Back and Looking Forward , James Aronson, James N. Blignaut Published: 11 August 2017
Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden, doi: 10.3417/2017003
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Article 5 Reads 0 Citations The amenity value of Abu Dhabi's coastal and marine resources to its beach visitors James Blignaut, Myles Mander, Roula Inglesi-Lotz, Jane Glava... Published: 01 June 2016
Ecosystem Services, doi: 10.1016/j.ecoser.2016.04.005
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Article 3 Reads 0 Citations A categorisation and evaluation of rhino management policies Douglas J. Crookes, James N. Blignaut Published: 20 May 2016
Development Southern Africa, doi: 10.1080/0376835x.2016.1179100
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Article 3 Reads 5 Citations Debunking the myth that a legal trade will solve the rhino horn crisis: A system dynamics model for market demand Douglas J. Crookes, James N. Blignaut Published: 01 November 2015
Journal for Nature Conservation, doi: 10.1016/j.jnc.2015.08.001
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PREPRINT 2 Reads 0 Citations Debunking the Myth that a Legal Trade will Solve the Rhino Horn Crisis: A System Dynamics Model for Market Demand Douglas J. Crookes, James N. Blignaut Published: 01 January 2015
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There is considerable debate in the literature over whether or not to legalise the trade in rhino horns. Here a system dynamics model is developed that considers five components: rhino abundance, rhino demand, a price model, an income model and a supply model. The results indicate that income elasticities are much greater than previously observed, while demand is relatively insensitive to price. At the same time, legalising the trade without income modification policies did not prevent extinction. The theory of s-curve growth may provide some indications of future growth patterns of Asian economies. Results suggest that, even though the demand curve for rhino horn may be downward sloping as conventional theory predicts, non-conventional demand management strategies may be more effective than price orientated demand curve strategies such as trade legalisation in curbing supply.
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