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Biodiversity Conservation in Southeast Asia: Challenges in a Changing Environment

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Series: Earthscan Conservation and Development

By: Serge Morand (Editor), Claire Lajaunie (Editor), Rojchai Satrawaha (Editor)

320 pages, 40 b/w illustrations


Hardback | Mar 2017 | #232881 | ISBN-13: 9781138232044
Available for pre-order: Due Mar 2017 Details
NHBS Price: £89.99 $112/€106 approx

About this book

Southeast Asia is highly diversified in terms of socio-ecosystems and biodiversity, but is undergoing dramatic environmental and social changes. Biodiversity Conservation in Southeast Asia provides theoretical overviews and challenges for applied research in living resource management, conservation ecology, health ecology and conservation planning in Southeast Asia.

Five key themes are addressed: origin and evolution of Southeast Asian biodiversity; challenges in conservation biology; ecosystem services and biodiversity; managing biodiversity and living resources; policy, economics and governance of biodiversity. Detailed case studies are included from Thailand and the Lower Mekong Basin, while other chapters address cross-cutting themes applicable to the Southeast Asia region.


1. The Continental Fossil Record and History of Biodiversity in South-East Asia
2. Traditional Knowledge and Bio-Cultural Diversity
3. A Hotspot of Biodiversity and Cultural Diversity at Threat
4. How Conserving Biodiversity Will Help Southeast Asia Adapt to Changing Conditions
5. Biodiversity and Emerging Diseases in Southeast Asia
6. Diversity of Weed and Agricultural Management
7. From Landscape Patterns to Ecosystem Functions: Watershed Services Based on Different Land Use and Climate Change Scenarios
8. Which Ecosystem Services for Disease Regulation and Health Improvement Taking into Account Biodiversity/Health Interactions?
9. Natural Systems and Climate Change Resilience in the Lower Mekong Basin: Future Directions for Biodiversity, Agriculture and Livelihoods in a Rapidly Changing Environment
10. Participatory Learning and Management of Biodiversity: The Companion Modeling Approach
11. The Shifting Politics of Biodiversity Governance in Southeast Asia: A Review and Findings from Thailand
12. International and Regional Governance in Health and Biodiversity
13. The Ethics of the Access and Benefit Sharing Mechanisms under the Nagoya Protocol and the International Plant Treaty of FAO
14. Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Human Health: A Complicated but Important Science-Policy Challenge
15. Conclusions

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Serge Morand is Director of Research at CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France), based primarily at the Centre d'Infectiologie Christophe Merieux du Laos, Vientiane, Lao PDR.

Claire Lajaunie is a researcher and Project Coordinator at the French National Institute for Health and Medical Research (INSERM) based at the University of Aix-Marseille, France.

Rojchai Satrawaha is an associate professor and Deputy Director of the Walai Rukhavej Botanical Research Institute at Maha Sarakham University, Thailand.

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