Redefining Diversity and Dynamics of Natural Resources Management in Asia, Volume 3: Natural Resource Dynamics and Social Ecological Systems in Central Vietnam: Development, Resource Changes and Conservation Issues focuses on the issues specific to Central Vietnam that are also found globally. War has significantly impacted both land and water resources, from which it had to recover environmentally.
Additionally, this is an area with growing urbanization pressures and industrial development, both of which are known for stretching resources beyond their limits. The introduction of several hydro-electric power projects have even further eroded the local agricultural and forest ecosystems. This volume looks at Central Vietnam holistically, from management and use to policy and data-driven solutions.
Chapter 1: Natural Resources Dynamism and Management Concerns in Central Vietnam
II: Land Use System and Livelihood Complexities
Chapter 2: Forest Conservation and Land-Use Change: A Case Study From a Remote Central Vietnamese District
Chapter 3: Impacts of Forestland Allocation on Livelihood Activities and Income of the Poor in the Upland Area of Vietnam
Chapter 4: Changing Land Access of Resettled People Due to Dam Construction in Binh Thanh Commune
III: Science and Natural Resources Management
Chapter 5: Structure and Diversity of a Lowland Tropical Forest in Thua Thien Hue Province
Chapter 6: Simulation of Soil Erosion Risk in the Upstream Area of Bo River Watershed
IV: Merging Science and Traditional Practices in Natural Resource Management
Chapter 7: Propagation of Scaphium lychnophorum Pierre. and Baccaurea sylvestris Lour. for Enriching Community Forests
Chapter 8: Fishery Communities' Perception of Climate Change Effects on Local Livelihoods in Tam Giang Lagoon, Vietnam
Chapter 9: Reconciling Science and Indigenous Knowledge in Selecting Indicator Species for Forest Monitoring
Chapter 10: Assessing Conditions for Effective Community Forest Management in Thua Thien Hue Province
Chapter 11: Devising a Guideline for Conservation Education for Secondary Students
V: Institutions and Policy Dimensions
Chapter 12: Comanagement Approach for Conflict Management: A Case Study of the Phong Dien Nature Reserve
Chapter 13: Payment for Environmental Services in Lam Dong and Local Forest Governance
Chapter 14: Is Vietnam Legally Set for REDD+?
Chapter 15: Social and Gender Issues in Land Access and Vulnerability in Ky Nam Commune
VI: Concluding Section
Chapter 16: En Route to Effective Management of Natural Resources for Conservation and Livelihood Advances in Central Vietnam
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Dr Tran Nam Thang has 16 years' experience working on community forest development, poverty reduction and biodiversity conservation. He is currently the Vice-Dean of Forestry at Hue University of Agriculture and Forestry. Dr Thang's field work has given him a significant background in working with local authorities at difference levels. His expertise includes monitoring and evaluation of sustainability programs impacting poor and rural communities.
Dr Ngo Tri Dung is currently a lecturer of Forest Governance and Policy at Hue University of Agriculture and Forestry in Vietnam. His consulting experience has allowed him to work in agriculture management globally, in Asia, the US and Europe.
Mr David Hulse has developed significant experience in global conservation efforts since earning his Master of Public Policy in International Development from the JFK School of Government at Harvard. His experience includes evaluating economic, environmental and social impcts of field projects on rural populations, developed and managed a number of conservation programs for WWF, program officer for work in APAC for The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and most currently overseeing all operations and grant-making programs of the Ford Foundation in Vietnam and now Indonesia.
Ms. Shubhechchha Sharma currently works for the Hariyo Ban Program at WWF- Nepal, since receiving her Masters in Natural Resource Management. Her experience is in development and research related to community based climate change adaptation, biodiversity management and food security. She is actively engaged with regional CBOs and NGOs, helping in implementing and assessing initiatives in relation to biodiversity conservation and climate change adaptation.
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.