Invasive Alien Species: A New Synthesis / Edition 3

Invasive Alien Species: A New Synthesis / Edition 3

by Harold A. Mooney
     
 

ISBN-10: 155963362X

ISBN-13: 9781559633628

Pub. Date: 06/01/2004

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

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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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781559633628
Publisher:
Island Press
Publication date:
06/01/2004
Series:
Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment (SCOPE) Series, #63
Edition description:
1
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

1Invasive alien species : the nature of the problem1
2The economics of biological invasions16
3Vector science and integrated vector management in bioinvasion ecology : conceptual frameworks36
4The ISSG global invasive species database and other aspects of an early warning system59
5Characterizing ecological risks of introductions and invasions84
6Ecology of invasive plants : state of the art104
7Facilitation and synergistic interactions between introduced aquatic species162
8Assessing biotic invasions in time and space : the second imperative179
9Best practices for the prevention and management of invasive alien species209
10Legal and institutional frameworks for invasive alien species233
11Human dimensions of invasive alien species285
12Invasive species in a changing world : the interactions between global change and invasives310
13A global strategy on invasive alien species : synthesis and ten strategic elements332

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