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Economics and Ecology: New Frontiers and Sustainable Development

Edited By: EB Barbier

224 pages, 31 line illus

Chapman & Hall

Hardback | Dec 1993 | #23730 | ISBN: 0412481804
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About this book

There is a growing interest in the interface between the two disciplines of ecology and economics. This book tackles vital topics such as sustainable development, environmental resource utilisation, and environmental policy decision-making.

Interesting and useful - Integrated Environmental Management


Contents

Introduction - economics and ecology - the next frontier, Edward B. Barbier; environmentally sustainable development - optimal economic conditions, Edward B. Barbier and Anil Markandya; ecological economic systems analysis - order and chaos, Robert Costanza; sustainable agriculture - the trade-offs with productivity, stability and equitability, Gordon R. Conway; stress, shock and the sustainability of optimal resource utilization in a stochastic environment, Charles Perrings; economic and ecological carrying capacity - applications to pastoral systems in Zimbabwe, Ian Scoones; tropical forests and biodiversity conservation - a new ecological imperative, Ian Swingland; optimal economic growth and the conservation of biological diversity, Scott Barrett; the viewing value of elephants, Gardner Brown, Jr.; ecology and economics in small islands - constructing a framework for sustainable development, Stephen M.J. Bass; sustainable development - ethical foundations, R. Kerry Turner and David W. Pearce; postscript, Edward B. Barbier.

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