Mike Christie

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Several innovative directions for landscape policy development and implementation have emerged over recent years. These include: (i) an expansion of scope to include all landscape aspects and landscape types, (ii) an increased emphasis on public participation, (iii) a focus on designing measures appropriate for different contexts and scales, and (iv)(More)
Attempts to evaluate the economic benefits associated with complex environmental policies, using the contingent valuation (CV) method, have been dogged by controversy. In particular, debate has centred on the influence of embedding and related effects on the validity of CV willingness-to-pay (WTP) estimates. This paper discusses these effects in the context(More)
This paper investigates the sensitivity of choice experiment values for ecosystem services to " attribute non-attendance ". We consider three cases of attendance, namely that people may always, sometimes or never pay attention to a given attribute in making their choices. This allows a series of models to be estimated which address the following questions:(More)
One of the biggest challenges to the data storage community is how to effectively store data without taking the exact same data and storing again and again in different locations on the back end servers. In this paper, we outline the performance achievements that can be achieved by exploiting block level data deduplication in File Systems. We have achieved(More)