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  1. Handbook of Forest Resource Economics

    Edited by Shashi Kant, Janaki Alavalapati

    It is increasingly recognized that the economic value of forests is not merely the production of timber. Forests provide other key ecosystem services, such as being sinks for greenhouse gases, hotspots of biodiversity, tourism and recreation. They are also vitally important in preventing soil...

    Published April 14th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Biosecurity

    The Socio-Politics of Invasive Species and Infectious Diseases

    Edited by Andrew Dobson, Kezia Barker, Sarah L. Taylor

    Biosecurity is the assessment and management of potentially dangerous infectious diseases, quarantined pests, invasive (alien) species, living modified organisms, and biological weapons. It is a holistic concept of direct relevance to the sustainability of agriculture, food safety, and the...

    Published July 31st 2013 by Routledge

  3. Trees, Forested Landscapes and Grazing Animals

    A European Perspective on Woodlands and Grazed Treescapes

    Edited by Ian D. Rotherham

    In this comprehensive book, the critical components of the European landscape – forest, parkland, and other grazed landscapes with trees are addressed. The book considers the history of grazed treed landscapes, of large grazing herbivores in Europe, and the implications of the past in shaping...

    Published February 14th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Urban Ecosystems

    Understanding the Human Environment

    By Robert A. Francis, Michael A. Chadwick

    With over half of the global human population living in urban regions, urban ecosystems may now represent the contemporary and future human environment. Consisting of green space and the built environment, they harbour a wide range of species, yet are not well understood. This book aims...

    Published March 12th 2013 by Routledge

  5. The Bioregional Economy

    Land, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness

    By Molly Scott Cato

    In a world of climate change and declining oil supplies, what is the plan for the provisioning of resources? Green economists suggest a need to replace the globalised economy, and its extended supply chains, with a more ‘local’ economy. But what does this mean in more concrete terms? How large is a...

    Published November 16th 2012 by Routledge

  6. The Dry Forests and Woodlands of Africa

    Managing for Products and Services

    Edited by Emmanuel N. Chidumayo, Davison J. Gumbo

    Series: The Earthscan Forest Library

    The dry forests and woodlands of Sub-Saharan Africa are major ecosystems, with a broad range of strong economic and cultural incentives for keeping them intact. However, few people are aware of their importance, compared to tropical rainforests, despite them being home to more than half of the...

    Published December 11th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Trees, Forested Landscapes and Grazing Animals

    A European Perspective on Woodlands and Grazed Treescapes

    Edited by Ian D. Rotherham

    In this comprehensive book, the critical components of the European landscape – forest, parkland, and other grazed landscapes with trees are addressed. The book considers the history of grazed treed landscapes, of large grazing herbivores in Europe, and the implications of the past in shaping...

    Published February 13th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Community Biodiversity Management

    Promoting resilience and the conservation of plant genetic resources

    Edited by Walter Simon de Boef, Abishkar Subedi, Nivaldo Peroni, Marja Thijssen, Elizabeth O'Keeffe

    Series: Issues in Agricultural Biodiversity

    The conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity are issues that have been high on the policy agenda since the first Earth Summit in Rio in 1992. As part of efforts to implement in situ conservation, a methodology referred to as community biodiversity management (CBM) has been developed by...

    Published March 3rd 2013 by Routledge

  9. Nature's Saviours

    Celebrity Conservationists in the Television Age

    By Graham Huggan

    Today's celebrity conservationists, many of whom made their reputations through television and other visual media, play a major role in drawing public attention to an increasingly threatened world. This book, one of the first to address this contribution, focuses on five key figures: the English...

    Published August 12th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Realising Farmers' Rights to Crop Genetic Resources

    Success Stories and Best Practices

    Edited by Regine Andersen, Tone Winge

    Farmers' Rights are essential for maintaining crop genetic diversity, which is the basis of all food and agricultural production in the world. The International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture recognizes Farmers' Rights and provides for relevant measures. However,...

    Published June 17th 2013 by Routledge