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Costanza, Robert

Works: 102 works in 332 publications in 3 languages and 11,132 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings  History  Case studies 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other, Author of introduction, Contributor, Actor
Classifications: HC79.E5, 333.7
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Robert Costanza
Most widely held works by Robert Costanza
Sustainability or collapse? an integrated history and future of people on earth by Dahlem Workshop on Integrated History and Future of People on Earth( )
13 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 1,513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Understanding and solving environmental problems in the 21st century toward a new, integrated hard problem science by EcoSummit( )
11 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The aim of this book is to encourage integration of the natural and social sciences with the policy and design-making community, and thereby develop a deeper understanding of complex environmental problems. Its fundamental themes are:P & bull; integrated modeling and assessment & bull; complex, adaptive, hierarchical systems & bull; ecosystem services & bull; science and decision-making & bull; ecosystem health and human health & bull; quality of life and the distribution of wealth and resources. P This book will act as a state of the art assessment of integrated environmental science and its relation to real world problem solving. It is aimed not only at the academic community, but also as a sourcebook for managers, policy makers, and the informed public. It deals both with the state of the science and the level of consensus among scientists on key environmental issues. P The concepts underlying this book were developed at the 2nd EcoSummit workshop held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, June, 2000, with active participation from all delegates, and attempts to present their collective view
The economics of nature and the nature of economics ( )
12 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 940 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A discussion of developments in the theory, concepts and empirical applications of ecological economics and sustainable development. The contributors are scholars in the field of ecological economics, and topics covered include: the contribution of classical economics to ecological economics; alternatives to the growth paradigm and indicators of natural resource scarcity; valuation in ecological economics and indicators of natural resource scarcity; case studies of sustainable development; critical reviews of the environmental Kuznets curve; and green national accounting
Ecological economics : the science and management of sustainability by Robert Costanza( Book )
13 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in English and held by 850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Goals, agenda and policy recomendations for ecological economics; What do we want to sustain?: environmentalism and human evaluations; Elements of environmental macroeconomis; Paramount positions in ecological economics; Sustainability and the problem of valuation; Driving forces, increasing returns and ecological sustainability; Sustainability and discounting the future; Ecological health and sustainable resource management; Environmental policy and distributional conflicts; A new scientific methodology for global environmental issues; Reserved rationality and the precautionary principle: technological change, time and uncertainty in environmental decision making; The environment as capital; Alternative environmental and resource accounting approaches; Correcting national income for environmental losses: a practical solution for a theoretical dilemma; National accounting, time and the environment: a neo-Autrian approach; Accounting in ecological systems; Contributory values of ecosystem resources; Ecological economic analysis for regional sustainable development; Natural resource scarcity and economic growth revisited: economic and biophysical perspectives; Economic biases against sustainable development; Assuring sustainability of ecological economic systems; Local and global incentives for sustainability; Economic strategies for mitigating the impacts of climate change on future generations; The role for economic incentives in International allocation of abatement effort;
Natural capital and human economic survival by Thomas Prugh( Book )
12 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and held by 809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Drawing on the theoretical insights and research experience of some of the world's leading ecological economists, Natural Capital and Human Economic Survival argues that mainstream economics has misled citizens and policy makers by viewing natural capital as only a single, rather unimportant, factor of economic production. In contrast, ecological economics views it as the very foundation of the economy. Natural Capital and Human Economic Survival explains what natural capital is and does, and how it is threatened. It also proposes some revenue-neutral policy options that could restructure the economic system to encourage investment in natural capital. Such policies would work, in part, by properly valuing natural capital resources and services. By helping to "get the prices right," within the context of sustainable ecosystems and a fair distribution of resources they would promote true economic efficiency, equity and sustainability
Ecosystem health : new goals for environmental management by Robert Costanza( Book )
13 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As environmental regulatory and management agencies (most notably the Environmental Protection Agency) move toward a broad set of management goals to protect ecosystem health, developing an adequate definition for "ecosystem health" has become increasingly important. This work is a multidisciplinary collection of perspectives on the concept of health as it relates to ecosystems. The contributors - leading ecologists, philosophers, and economists - analyze the normative, conceptual, and biological issues surrounding the idea of ecosystem health. They examine both theoretical and practical aspects of the issues, and look at philosophical and ethical underpinnings as well as implications for public policy and ecosystems management. Ecosystem Health is a groundbreaking attempt to formulate an understanding of the quality and health of natural environments so that regulatory mandates can be brought in line with legislative goals. Ultimately, it seeks a new ethic of sustainability that will serve to protect the vital processes of nature
The local politics of global sustainability by Thomas Prugh( Book )
9 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In The Local Politics of Global Sustainability, Thomas Prugh, Robert Costanza, and Herman Daly explore the political implications of ecological economics. They envision a reenergized political system based on a type of self-governance that political scientist Benjamin Barber calls "strong democracy." A politics of engagement rather than consignment, strong democracy empowers citizens to participate directly in community decision making." "Using examples of communities that are experimenting with various features of strong democratic systems, The Local Politics of Global Sustainability explains the crucial biophysical, economic, and social issues involved in achieving a sustainable world of our choice, rather than one imposed by external factors."--BOOK JACKET
An introduction to ecological economics by Robert Costanza( Book )
16 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and German and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Landscape simulation modeling a spatially explicit, dynamic approach ( )
14 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When managers and ecologists need to make decisions about the environment, they use models to simulate the dynamic systems that interest them. All management decisions affect certain landscapes over time, and those landscapes are composed of intricate webs of dynamic processes that need to be considered in relation to each other. With widespread use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), there is a growing need for complex models corporating an increasing amount of data. The open-source Spatial Modeling Environment (SME) was developed to build upon common modeling software, such as STELLA (R), and Powersim (R), among others, to create, run, analyze, and present spatial models of ecosystems, watersheds, populations, and landscapes. In this book, the creators of the Spatial Modeling Environment discuss and illustrate the uses of SME as a modeling tool for all kinds of complex spatial systems. The authors demonstrate the entire process of spatial modeling, beginning with the conceptual design, continuing through formal implementation and analysis, and finally with the interpretation and presentation of the results. A variety of applications and case studies address particular types of ecological and management problems and help to identify potential problems for modelers. Researchers and students interested in spatial modeling will learn how to simulate the complex dynamics of landscapes. Managers and decision makers will acquire tools for predicting changes in landscapes while learning about both the possibilities and the limitations of simulation models
Handbook of ecological indicators for assessment of ecosystem health by Sven Erik Jørgensen( Book )
27 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Handbook of Ecological Indicators for Assessment of Ecosystem Health is the first comprehensive account and guidebook to ecological indicators for evaluating the health of a wide variety of ecosystems. It explains what is needed to apply the methods and indicators, including theoretical background and modeling techniques, to evaluate the state of a given ecosystem. It will be useful for a wide range of environmental managers, natural resource managers, land use planners, and policy makers in government and non-governmental organizations worldwide."--Jacket
Ecosystem services in agricultural and urban landscapes by Stephen D Wratten( )
15 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ecosystem services are the resources and processes supplied by natural ecosystems which benefit humankind (for example, pollination of crops by insects, or water filtration by wetlands). They underpin life on earth, provide major inputs to many economic sectors and support our lifestyles. Agricultural and urban areas are by far the largest users of ecosystems and their services and (for the first time) this book explores the role that ecosystem services play in these managed environments. The book also explores methods of evaluating ecosystem services, and discusses how these services can be
Getting down to earth : practical applications of ecological economics by Robert Costanza( Book )
11 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Getting Down to Earth brings together scientists, managers, and national and international policy makers to identify practical strategies for implementing sustainability based on ecological economic principles. The book, joining a shared vision of a sustainable and desirable world with adequate analysis and innovative implementation, promises to be the "full package" necessary to achieve sustainability. Ecological economics, a transdisciplinary approach focusing on the problems facing humanity and the life-supporting ecosystems on which we depend, is helping to foster the dialogue necessary to pull the package together and move toward newly articulated goals
Institutions, ecosystems, and sustainability by Robert Costanza( Book )
12 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The essays in this volume suggest that a major cause of the "sustainability problem"--Regulatory policies for large areas that often threaten the sustainability of both natural resources and previously effective governance problems - lie in "scale" problems
Frontiers in ecological economics : transdisciplinary essays by Robert Costanza by Robert Costanza( Book )
5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ecological economics reviews ( Book )
13 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is the inaugural volume in a series of reviews on the theory, policy, and implementation of sustainability and sustainable development, with a focus on the economic, social, and environmental challenges facing the world today. This volume includes papers by leading international experts in the science of sustainability, including Rudolf de Groot, Richard Cowling, Bruce Hannon, R. Kerry Turner, Peter Nijkamp, Peter Soderbaum, Barry D. Solomon, and Pushpam Kumar. Note: Annals volumes are available for sale as individual books or as a journal
The development of ecological economics ( Book )
9 editions published in 1997 in English and Spanish and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Creating a sustainable and desirable future : insights from 45 global thought leaders by Robert Costanza( )
6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The ever-pressing challenge for the current generation of mankind is to develop a shared vision that is both desirable to the vast majority of humanity and ecologically sustainable. Creating a Sustainable and Desirable Future offers a broad, critical discussion on what such a future should or can be, with global perspectives written by some of the world's leading thinkers, namely Wendell Berry, Van Jones, Frances Moore Lappe, Peggy Liu, Hunter Lovins and Gus Speth. Sample Chapter(s). Chapter 1: Why We Need Visions of a Sustainable and Desirable World (51 KB). Contents: Introduction: Why We Nee
Ecological models of the Mississippi deltaic plain region : data collection and presentation ( Book )
3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Frontiers in ecological economics : transdisziplinary essays by Robert Costanza( Book )
7 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Una introducción a la economía ecológica ( Book )
4 editions published in 1999 in Spanish and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Costanza, R.
Costanza, R. (Robert)
English (219)
Spanish (5)
German (2)