International research on natural resource management advances in impact assessment
Increased concern about the environmental and natural resource implications of agriculture has given rise to an emphasis on research that calls attention to these issues in developing countries. National and international agricultural research systems, including the research Centres under the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), have intensified research on natural resource management (NRM) both in terms of budget allocation and priority setting.
Environmental and Natural Resource Economics takes a policy-oriented approach, introducing economic theory in the context of debates and empirical work from the field. Readers will gain a global perspective of both environmental and natural resource economics.
The rapidly increasing global population has dramatically increased the demands for
natural resources and has caused signiﬁcant changes in quantity and quality of natural
resources.To achieve sustainable resource management, it is essential to obtain insight-
ful guidance from emerging disciplines such as landscape ecology.This text addresses
the links between landscape ecology and natural resource management.These links are
discussed in the context of various landscape types,a diverse set of resources,and a wide
range ofmanagement issues.
Natural resources conservation is one of the dilemmas currently facing mankind in both developed and the developing world. The topic is of particular importance for the latter, where the majority depend on terrestrial ecosystems for livelihood; more than one billion people live in abject poverty earning less than a dollar per day; more than 3.7 billion suffer from micronutrient deficiency and more than 800 million suffer from chronic hunger.
An analysis of the complex relationship between demographic changes and impacts on the natural-resource base confirms that resource exploitation is occurring not only to meet growing domestic needs but also for other vested interests. Population, together with other major drivers, such as institutions, markets, and technology, will have a very strong bearing on the way in which the rich resources of the Mekong River Basin are developed and distributed in the present and future.
This text has been written primarily for the specialist market of second and third year undergraduate and post-graduate students of economics. The clear explanations and basic principles that underpin the text, however, make it readily accessible to non-economists coming to environmental economics from diverse programmes of study.
Natural Resource and Environmental Economics is among the leading textbooks in its field.
Non-market valuation has become a broadly accepted and widely practiced means of measuring the economic values of the environment and natural resources. In this book, the authors provide a guide to the statistical and econometric practices that economists employ in estimating non-market values. The authors develop the econometric models that underlie the basic methods: contingent valuation, travel cost models, random utility models and hedonic models.
We thank the University of Washington Department of Economics for
sponsoring ‘Frontiers in Natural Resource and Environmental Economics’,
a conference in honor of Gardner M. Brown, Jr., that led to this book. In
particular, we thank Richard Parks for his eﬀorts in planning a wonderful
event and helping to lay the foundation for this book; Neil Bruce, who sup-
ported and encouraged us to plan a conference worthy of Gardner’s career;
and Gary Waterman who helped to make the event, and in turn this book,
Natural Resources and Economic Development explores a key para-
dox: why is natural resource exploitation not yielding greater benefits
to the poor economies of Africa, Asia and Latin America?
Part One examines this paradox both through a historical review of
resource use and development and through examining current theories
that explain the under-performance of today’s resource-abundant
economies, and proposes a frontier expansion hypothesis as an alter-
The book is the outcome of a research project ‘Management of
Knowledge System in Natural Resources: Exploring Policy and
Institutional Framework in Nepal’ undertaken by ForestAction Nepal
with support from the International Development Research Centre
(IDRC), Canada. When we completed the research project with a set
of case studies and a review of theories related to knowledge systems
and governance and shared the findings with a network of readers, we
were excited to get very encouraging feedback....
An introduction to the study of environmental and natural resource economics, designed to be accessible to students who have completed a two-semester introductory course in economics or a one-semester introductory microeconomics course. Treats intertemporal optimization within a discrete-time, mathematical programming framework, relegating mathematics beyond simple algebra to appendices, and includes exercises, answers, and discussion questions.
This book challenges the conventional wisdom that natural resource wealth promotes autocracy. Oil and other forms of mineral wealth can promote both authoritarianism and democracy, the book argues, but they do so through different mechanisms; an understanding of these different mechanisms can help elucidate when either the authoritarian or democratic effects of resource wealth will be relatively strong.
With growth and development rapidly in Vietnam, is a danger of overuse and
poor management of natural resources, thus affecting sustainable development.
Level of understanding, knowledge and use of the principles of natural resources
management (NRE) is limited to Vietnam's agriculture. Design results
project is to start with the concept of resource management is used in many
organizations in Vietnam (Universities, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, and system extensions) and
enhanced to provide the set of policy knowledge, and advice to farmers in
Classic Papers in Natural Resource Economics
Edited by Chennat Gopalakrishnan
.Classic Papers in Natural Resource Economics
.Also by Chennat Gopalakrishnan
NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENERGY: Theory and Policy THE EMERGING MARINE ECONOMY OF THE PACIFIC THE ECONOMICS OF ENERGY IN AGRICULTURE
.Classic Papers in Natural Resource Economics
Edited by Chennat Gopalakrishnan
Professor University of Hawaii at Manoa Honolulu Hawaii
This book is about the gender dimensions of natural resource exploitation and
management in Asia. It provides an exploration of the uneasy negotiations
between theory, policy and practice that are often evident within the realm of
gender, environment and natural resource management, especially where gender
is understood as a political, negotiated and contested element of social relation-
Over the past three decades, governments at the local, state, and federal levels have undertaken a wide range of bold innovations, often in partnership with nongovernmental organizations and communities, to try to address their environmental and natural resource management tasks. Many of these efforts have failed. Innovations, by definition, are transitory. How, then, can we establish new practices that endure?
The exploitation of natural resources of the moon and other celestial bodies represents one of the most fascinating developments in the fields of space law and space related activities. The mining and use of extraterrestrial mineral resources may not only contribute to the betterment of conditions of people on earth but may also enable the realization of projects such as those envisaging a permanent human presence on the surface of the moon and other celestial bodies.
With growth and development rapidly in Vietnam, there is a risk of abuse and mismanagement of natural resources, thus affecting sustainable development. Level of understanding, knowledge and use of economic principles of natural resources (NRE) and management is limited in Vietnamese agriculture Nam.
In response to growing support for sustainable international development strategies,
the U.S. Congress has recommended that the Agency for International Development
(AID) create a new Collaborative Research Support Program (CRSP) that focuses on the
research needs of sustainable agriculture and natural resource management. The Office
of Agriculture in AID's Bureau for Science and Technology subsequently asked that the
National Research Council's Board on Agriculture (BA) and Board on Science and
Technology for International Development (BOSTID) undertake planning for the new
Locating in Khanh Hoa province, Cam Ranh bay is a typica1 bay for Southern Middle of Vietnam. The system of Cam Ranh bay has a plentiful natural resources, that divides into non biotic resources and biotic resources because of interaction between climate, hydology, geology, and topography conditions. The first one includes position, wetland, mineral and geotope resources. The second one involves the diversity of ecosystems such as mangrove, seagrass, coral reef and tidal wetland.