A Handbook of Environmental Management presents a range of case studies that demonstrate the complementary application of different social science techniques in combination with ecology-based management thinking to the natural environment. Contemporary environmental management is characterised by an increasing awareness of the need for interdisciplinary approaches. This requires managers to effectively combine insights from both the natural and social sciences in order to ensure sustainable outcomes. This eloquent and unique Handbook provides a broad overview, complemented by specific case studies and techniques that are used in environmental management from the local level to international environmental regimes. With contributions from leading authorities in the field, this innovative volume provides a valuable teaching aid for students, as well as an insightful and practical reference tool for environmental practitioners with no background in the social sciences. Environmental managers and policymakers attempting to learn about, and integrate thinking from, the social sciences should also not be without this important resource.
Contents: 1. Introduction Jon C. Lovett and David G. Ockwell 2. Global Biodiversity Conservation Priorities: An Expanded Review Thomas M. Brooks, Russell A. Mittermeier, Gustavo A.B. da Fonseca, Justin Gerlach, Mike Hoffmann, John F. Lamoreux, Cristina G. Mittermeier, John D. Pilgrim and Ana S.L. Rodrigues 3. Integrated Conservation and Development Projects: A Positive Role for Forest Conservation in Topical Africa? Neil Burgess, David Thomas, Shakim Mhagama, Thomas Lehmberg, Jenny Springer and Jonathan Barnard 4. Biodiversity Conservation in Managed Landscapes Tom M. van Rensburg and Greig A. Mill 5. How do Institutions Affect the Management of Environmental Resources? Bhim Adhikari 6. Analysing Dominant Policy Perspectives - The Role of Discourse Analysis David G. Ockwell and Yvonne Rydin 7. Theoretical Perspectives on International Environmental Regime Effectiveness: A Case Study of the Mediterranean Action Plan Sofia Frantzi 8. The Price of Fish and the Value of Seagrass Beds: Socioeconomic Aspects of the Seagrass Fishery on Quirimba Island, Mozambique Fiona R. Gell 9. The Link between Ecological and Social Paradigms and the Sustainability of Environmental Management: A Case Study of Semi-arid Tanzania Claire H. Quinn and David G. Ockwell 10. Exploring Game Theory as a Tool for Mapping Strategic Interactions in Common Pool Resource Scenarios Vanessa Perez-Cirera 11. Economic Valuation of Different Forms of Land-use in Semi-arid Tanzania Deborah Kirby 12. Economic Growth and the Environment Dalia El-Demellawy 13. Biodiesel as the Potential Alternative Vehicle Fuel: European Policy and Global Environmental Concern Mahesh Poudyal and Jon C. Lovett Index
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