Redefining Diversity and Dynamics of Natural Resources Management in Asia, Volume 1: Sustainable Natural Resources Management in Dynamic Southeast Asia pulls together regional experts in the field to look specifically at sustainability issues across the region, to see what has been implemented, what the impacts have been, and what other options are available. In the race to be a developed region, many Southeast Asian countries have foregone natural resources through haphazard use. As a result, the people are faced with numerous environmental challenges, particularly deforestation and forest degradation, biodiversity loss and ecosystem degradation, reduction in soil quality, and decreases in the quantity of available water.
Community-based forest management is the involvement of local communities in the protection, conservation and management of public forests to prevent degradation through sustainable practices while still responding to the basic social and economic needs of local populations. When the people who depend on forest resources for their livelihoods are jointly responsible for managing and protecting them, they tend to do so in a more sustainable manner by focusing on the long-term benefits rather than the immediate short-term gains. However, when tenure rights are weak, unclear, or insecure, or offer limited benefits, people are incited in extracting more immediate benefits, resulting in suboptimal forest management and the reduction of carbon stocks.
Section I: Introduction and Conceptual Background
Chapter 1: Challenges of Sustainable Natural Resources Management in Dynamic Asia
Chapter 2: Theoretical Advances in Community-Based Natural Resources Management: Ostrom and Beyond
Chapter 3: Governing the Commons Through Understanding of Institutional Diversity: An Agenda for Application of Ostrom's Framework in Managing Natural Resources in Asia
Section II: Theoretical Issues
Chapter 4: Challenges of Polycentric Water Governance in Southeast Asia: Awkward Facts, Missing Mechanisms, and Working with Institutional Diversity
Chapter 5: Modeling Effect of Conservation and Livelihood Policies on Community Land Use and Management in Yogyakarta
Chapter 6: Social Insecurity, Natural Resources, and Legal Complexity
Section III: Learning From The Field Cases/Issues
Chapter 7: High Resolution of Three-Dimensional Dataset for Aboveground Biomass Estimation in Tropical Rainforests
Chapter 8: Integrating Social Entrepreneurship in the Design Principles of Long-Enduring Irrigation Management Institutions: A Lesson From the Karya Mandiri Irrigation System in West Sumatra, Indonesia
Chapter 9: Land Rights and Land Reform Issues for Effective Natural Resources Management in Indonesia
Chapter 10: Dynamics and Effectiveness of the Multistakeholder Forum in Promoting Sustainable Forest Fire Management Practices in South Sumatra, Indonesia
Chapter 11: Collaborative Governance of Forest Resources in Indonesia: Giving Over Managerial Authority to Decision Makers on the Sites
Chapter 12: Coastal Water Pollution and Its Potential Mitigation by Vegetated Wetlands: An Overview of Issues in Southeast Asia
Chapter 13: Scaling the Costs of Natural Ecosystem Degradation and Biodiversity Losses in Aceh Province, Sumatra
Chapter 14: Targeting Deforestation Through Local Forest Governance in Indonesia and Vietnam
Section IV: Looking Forward
Chapter 15: Prospect of Sustainable Peatland Agriculture for Supporting Food Security and Mitigating Green House Gas Emission in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia
Chapter 16: Decentralization of Forest Management, Local Institutional Capacity, and Its Effect on Access of Local People to Forest Resources: The Case of West Sumatra, Indonesia
Chapter 17: Can Uplanders and Lowlanders Share Land and Water Services? (A Case Study in Central Java Indonesia)
Chapter 18: The Role of Information Provision on Public GAP Standard Adoption: The Case of Rice Farmers in the Central Plains of Thailand
Chapter 19: A Multiple Case Study on Analyzing Policy and Their Practice Linkages: Implications to REDD+
Chapter 20: Managing Dynamic Natural Resources in 21st Century in Asia
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Ganesh Shivakoti is currently Visiting Professor at the University of Tokyo and he is also Adjunct Professor of Agricultural and Natural resources Management at the Asian Institute of Technology. Since receiving his PhD from Michigan State University and completing his Post-Doc at Indiana University, Dr Shivakoti has been extremely active in the field of resource management. He has earlier authored and edited several books published by Sage India, Edward Elgar, Chelthenham and ICS Press, California together with Nobel Laureate Elinor Ostrom. He is a member of many organizations, including IWRA, the South Asia Network on Development and Environmental Economics as well as South-East Asia Network on Sustainable Upland Natural Resources Management. He has 90 peer reviewed journal articles and has graduated 29 doctoral students from 14 countries of S and SE Asia.
Ujjwal Pradhan has been the Regional Coordinator for Southeast Asia for World Agroforestry Centre. He is responsible for leading scientific teams, mobilizing resources and building partnerships, as well as managerial oversight and reporting for the Centre's operations in Indonesia, The Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam and China. Ujjwal previously worked for the Ford Foundation as a Program Officer; in the field of environment and development in Indonesia, and in water resources development and policy as well as environmental justice in India.
Professor Helmi is Professor at Andalas University, Padang, West Sumatra, Indonesia. Since before receiving his PhD in Agrarian Development and Public Policy from the Department of Agriculture Economics at Wye College, University of London, Dr Helmi's work has focused on the intersection of local needs, development and natural resources, including a tenor at Vice Director for the Center for Irrigation, Land and Water resources and Development Studies. He actively promotes development and management of natural resources with local populations. He has published over 22 papers on the subject.