About the Authors

Edward B. Barbier

Contributed equally to this work with: Edward B. Barbier, Jacob P. Hochard

ebarbier@uwyo.edu

Affiliation Department of Economics and Finance, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming, United States of America

Jacob P. Hochard

Contributed equally to this work with: Edward B. Barbier, Jacob P. Hochard

Affiliation Department of Economics and Institute for Coastal Science and Policy, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: EB. Performed the experiments: EB JH. Analyzed the data: EB JH. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: EB JH. Wrote the paper: EB JH.