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Biodiversity Loss
Economic and Ecological Issues

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C. Perrings, K.-G. Maler, C. Folke, C. S. Holling, B. O. Jansson, M.Weitzman, D. W. Schindler, B. W. Walker, J. Roughgarden, R. Constanza, M. Kemp, W. Boynton, R. K. Turner, I. M. Gren, I. Bateman, G. Brown, C. Perrings, T. Swanson, E. B. Barbier, M. Rauscher, S. Barrett
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  • Date Published: July 1995
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521471787

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  • This important book reports the findings of a research program that brought together economists and ecologists to consider the causes and consequences of biodiversity loss. It shows that while the immediate causes of biodiversity loss lie in habitat destruction and harvesting, the underlying causes are incentives that encourage resource users to ignore the effects of their actions. These effects include both loss of genetic material, and the collapse of ecosystem resilience--our "insurance" against the fundamental uncertain effects of economic and population growth. The "solutions" are argued to lie in the reform of incentives.

    • Focuses on biodiversity loss, a major problem currently facing human society
    • Contributions from eminent scholars: Holling, Schindler, Walker, Roughgarden, Weitzman, Maler
    • Reveals important and surprising conclusions about the causes of biodiversity loss and potential solutions
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    "[The chapters] are solid contributions to the literature. They illuminate many of the core questions of biodiversity and its conservation. They have much to say to conservation biologists, resource economists, environmental strategists, and those concerned with the role of biodiversity in national land-use planning....would make excellent assignments for graduate classes." Norman Myers, BioScience

    "This book may be the most significant contribution to the interdisciplinary literature on biodiversity....Well-coordinated group discussions and sharing of draft research papers, joint research projects and chapter co-authorship by ecologists and economists, and strong and thoughtful editing have resulted in a coherent volume of original and strong contributions." Richard B. Norgaard, Journal of Wildlife Management

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    • Date Published: July 1995
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521471787
    • length: 350 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 24 mm
    • weight: 0.68kg
    • contains: 57 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction: Framing the problem of biodiversity loss C. Perrings, K.-G. Maler, C. Folke, C. S. Holling and B. O. Jansson
    Part I. Conceptualising Diversity and Ecosystem Functions:
    1.1. Diversity functions M.Weitzman
    1.2. Biodiversity in the functioning of ecosystems C. S. Holling, D. W. Schindler, B. W. Walker and J. Roughgarden
    1.3. Scale and biodiversity in coastal and estuarine ecosystems R. Constanza, M. Kemp and W. Boynton
    Part II. Integrating Ecology and Economics in the Analysis of Biodiversity Loss:
    2.1. Wetland valuation: three case studies R. K. Turner, C. Folke, I. M. Gren and I. Bateman
    2.2. An ecological economy: notes on harvest and growth G. Brown and J. Roughgarden
    2.3. Biodiversity loss and the economics of discontinuous change in semi-arid rangelands C. Perrings and B. W. Walker
    Part III. The Economic Issues:
    3.1. Economic growth and the environment K.-G. Maler
    3.2. The international regulation of biodiversity decline T. Swanson
    3.3. Policies to control tropical deforestation E. B. Barbier and M. Rauscher
    3.4. On biodiversity conservation S. Barrett
    Part IV. Conclusions:
    4.1. Unanswered questions C. Perrings, K.-G. Maler, C. Folke, C. S. Holling and B. O. Jansson
    References.

  • Editors

    Charles Perrings, University of York

    Karl-Goran Maler, Beijer International Institute of Ecological Economics, Stockholm

    Carl Folke, Beijer International Institute of Ecological Economics, Stockholm

    C. S. Holling, University of Florida

    Bengt-Owe Jansson, Stockholms Universitet

    Contributors

    C. Perrings, K.-G. Maler, C. Folke, C. S. Holling, B. O. Jansson, M.Weitzman, D. W. Schindler, B. W. Walker, J. Roughgarden, R. Constanza, M. Kemp, W. Boynton, R. K. Turner, I. M. Gren, I. Bateman, G. Brown, C. Perrings, T. Swanson, E. B. Barbier, M. Rauscher, S. Barrett

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