Invasive Alien Species: A New Synthesis / Edition 3

Invasive Alien Species: A New Synthesis / Edition 3

by Harold A. Mooney
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1559633638

ISBN-13: 9781559633635

Pub. Date: 06/01/2005

Publisher: Island Press

Ecological economics addresses one of the fundamental flaws in conventional economics--its failure to consider biophysical and social reality in its analyses and equations. Ecological Economics: Principles and Applications is an introductory-level textbook that offers a pedagogically complete examination of this dynamic new field.

As a workbook accompanying the text

Overview

Ecological economics addresses one of the fundamental flaws in conventional economics--its failure to consider biophysical and social reality in its analyses and equations. Ecological Economics: Principles and Applications is an introductory-level textbook that offers a pedagogically complete examination of this dynamic new field.

As a workbook accompanying the text, this volume breaks new ground in applying the principles of ecological economics in a problem- or service-based learning setting. Both the textbook and this workbook are situated within a new interdisciplinary framework that embraces the linkages among economic growth, environmental degradation, and social inequity in an effort to guide policy in a way that respects fundamental human values. The workbook takes the approach a step further in placing ecological economic analysis within a systems perspective, in order to help students identify leverage points by which they can help to affect change. The workbook helps students to develop a practical, operational understanding of the principles and concepts explored in the text through real-world activities, and describes numerous case studies in which students have successfully completed projects.

Ecological Economics: A Workbook for Problem-Based Learning represents an important new resource for undergraduate and graduate environmental studies courses focusing on economics, environmental policy, and environmental problem-solving.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781559633635
Publisher:
Island Press
Publication date:
06/01/2005
Series:
Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment (SCOPE) Series Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

The Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment (SCOPE) - SCOPE Series
Table of Figures
List of Tables
Preface
Acknowledgments
 
Chapter 1. Invasive Alien Species: The Nature of The Problem
Chapter 2. The Economics of Biological Invasions
Chapter 3. Vector Science and Integrated Vector Management in Bioinvasion Ecology: Conceptual Frameworks
Chapter 4. The ISSG Global Invasive Species Database and Other Aspects of an Early Warning System
Chapter 5. Characterizing Ecological Risks of Introductions And Invasions
Chapter 6. Ecology of Invasive Plants: State of the Art
Chapter 7. Facilitation and Synergistic Interactions between Introduced Aquatic Species
Chapter 8. Assessing Biotic Invasions in Time and Space: The Second Imperative
Chapter 9. Best Practices for the Prevention and Management of Invasive Alien Species
Chapter 10. Legal and Institutional Frameworks for Invasive Alien Species
Chapter 11. Human Dimensions of Invasive Alien Species
Chapter 12. Invasive Species in a Changing World: The Interactions between Global Change and Invasives
Chapter 13. A Global Strategy on Invasive Alien Species: Synthesis and Ten Strategic Elements
 
List of Contributors
SCOPE Series List
SCOPE Executive Committee 2005–2008
Index

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