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Forest biodiversity in North, Central and South America, and the Caribbean : research and monitoring

Author: Francisco Dallmeier; J A Comiskey
Publisher: Paris : UNESCO ; New York : Parthenon Pub. Group, 1998.
Series: Man and the biosphere series, v. 21.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A heightened awareness of the importance of biological diversity to humankind has generated increased support for on-going and new efforts targeted at documenting biodiversity and analyzing the results of such work. The aim of this volume is to present recent advances in the use of permanent plots for monitoring forest biodiversity in the New World."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Forest biodiversity in North, Central and South America, and the Caribbean.
Paris : UNESCO ; New York : Parthenon Pub. Group, 1998
(OCoLC)624982000
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Francisco Dallmeier; J A Comiskey
ISBN: 1850709645 9781850709640 923103409X 9789231034091
OCLC Number: 39189959
Notes: "Chapters are based on papers presented at the first international symposium on measuring and monitoring biodiversity, organized by the Smithsonian Institution/MAB Biological Diversity Program in late spring 1995"--Preface.
Description: xxiv, 768 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Sustainable Development and Formal Models: background and summary / Jeroen C.J.M. van den Bergh and Marjan W. Hofkes 2. A Survey of Economic Modelling of Sustainable Development / Jeroen C.J.M. van den Bergh and Marjan W. Hofkes 3. Technological Change, Economic Growth and Sustainability / Sjak Smulders 4. Evolutionary Complex Systems and Sustainable Development / Peter M. Allen 5. Theoretical Aspects of the Economic Modelling of Sustainable Development / Cees Withagen 6. Indicators of Natural Resource Scarcity: review, synthesis, and application to US agriculture / Cutler J. Cleveland and David I. Stern 7. The Environmental Kuznets Curve / Alberto Ansuategi, Edward Barbier and Charles Perrings 8. Delinking, Relinking and the Perception of Resource Scarcity / Hans Opschoor 9. The Measurement of Sustainable Development / David Pearce, Giles Atkinson and Kirk Hamilton 10. Industrial Metabolism: work in progress / Robert U. Ayres 11. On the Paradigmatic and Spatial Dependency of Indicators / Harmen Verbruggen 12. Macroeconomic Modelling for Sustainable Development: the Dutch experience / Frank A.G. den Butter 13. Multidimensional Sustainability Analysis: the Flag model / Peter Nijkamp and Hans Ouwersloot 14. Economic Aspects of Global Environmental Models / Richard S.J. Tol 15. The International Policy Dimension of Sustainability the effect of policy harmonization within the EU using the GEM E3 model / Klaus Conrad and Tobias F.N. Schmidt 16. Policy Models for International Environmental Problems / Stef Proost.
Series Title: Man and the biosphere series, v. 21.
Responsibility: edited by F. Dallmeier and J.A. Comiskey.
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This is the second of two volumes from the Smithsonian/MAB Biological Diversity Program documenting the latest finding on forest biodiversity. The 45 chapters in the book cover topics including:  Read more...

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