Will the petroleum industry participate in habitat conservation for imperiled species?

Max Melstrom

Oklahoma State University

Dr. Max Melstrom joined the faculty at the Institute of Environmental Sustainability at Loyola University Chicago in 2017 with a specialty in ecological economics. He received a PhD in economics and agricultural economics from Michigan State University in 2012. Max taught at Salisbury University (2012-2014) before accepting a research and extension appointment at Oklahoma State University (2014-2017). Max's published work appears in Ecological Economics, Energy Economics, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Land Economics, and a number of other scholarly journals in economics and environmental science. Max's research addresses the economics of environmental resources on topics related to ecosystem services, conservation, fisheries and environmental regulations.


This paper examines the petroleum industry's willingness to engage in habitat conservation to protect the lesser prairie chicken (LPC), an imperiled species in the south central United States. Failing to provide a suitable... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Max Melstrom (Oklahoma State University)

Topic Areas

Topics: Human-Wildlife Conflict , Topics: Public-Private Partnerships and Corporate Sustainability , Topics: Private Lands Conservation


M-3B » Impacts of Energy Development (15:30 - Monday, 18th September, Assembly Hall B)

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