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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 | Aug 2017 | #232881 | ISBN-13: 9781138232044
Available for pre-order: Due Aug 2017 Details
NHBS Price: £94.99 $122/€109 approx

About this book

Southeast Asia is highly diversified in terms of socio-ecosystems and biodiversity, but is undergoing dramatic environmental and social changes. These changes characterize the recent period and could be illustrated by the effects of the Green Revolution from the late 1960 and 1970s to the insertion in the global trade and increasing agronomic intensification of the last decade.

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.

This is a valuable resource for academics and students in the areas of Ecology, Environmental Policy, Environmental Management and Conservation.


1. The History and Diversity of South-east Asia
Morand Serge and Lajaunie Claire
2. The continental fossil record and the history of biodiversity in Southeast Asia
Julien Claude
3. Traditional Knowledge and Biocultural Diversity
Daniel Robinson
4. Landscape changes and policies for biodiversity and environment conservation in Southeast Asia
Jean-François Cornu, Claire Lajaunie, Henri Laborde, Serge Morand
5. How Conserving Biodiversity Will Help The ASEAN Countries Adapt To Changing Conditions
Jeffrey A. McNeely and Songtam Suksawang
6. Wildlife and emerging diseases in Southeast Asia
Julien Cappelle and Serge Morand
7. Diversity of Weed and Agricultural Management
Rachanee Nam-Matra
8. From Landscape Patterns to Ecosystem Functions: Watershed Services Based on Different Land Use and Climate Change Scenarios
Yongyut Trisurat
9. Which ecosystem services for disease regulation and health improvement taking into account biodiversity and health interactions?
Aurélie Binot, Serge Morand
10. Natural systems and climate change resilience in the Lower Mekong Basin. Future directions for biodiversity, agriculture and livelihoods in a rapidly changing environment
Jeremy Carew-Reid and Luke Taylor
11. Participatory Learning and Management of Biodiversity: The Companion Modelling Approach
Pongchai Dumrongrojwatthana, Chutapa Kunsook, Kobchai Worapimphong
12. The Shifting Politics of Biodiversity Governance in Southeast Asia: a Review and Findings from Thailand
Witchuda Srang-iam
13. Biodiversity ecosystems and human health a complicated but important science policy challenge
Hans Keune, Suneetha M. Subramanian, Unnikrishnan Payyappallimana, Sate Ahmad, Mohammed Mofizur Rahman, Mohammed Nurul Azam, Zita Sebesvari, Joachim H. Spangenberg, Serge Morand, Conor Kretsch, Pim Martens, Heidi Wittmer
14. International and regional governance in Health and Biodiversity
Claire Lajaunie and Serge Morand

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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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