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Integrating Ecology and Poverty Reduction : Ecological Dimensions

Publisher: Boston, MA : Springer US, 2012.
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This volume offers a critical look at what the science of ecology can and cannot provide to the development agenda, in light of the Millennium Development goals. The concluding section integrates  Read more...


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ISBN: 9781441906328 1441906320 9781441906335 1441906339
OCLC Number: 809326687
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Contents: Table of Contents (Primary authors and Section Leaders in Bold Italics)Forward- Importance of ecology to poverty reduction (Jeffrey Sachs)Part 1: Introduction (Collective Editors)Ch 1.1. Purpose Ch 1.2. Conceptual Framework Ch 1.3. Organization of Book Part 2: The Ecological Dimensions and Solutions to Global Development Challenges Section 2.1. Hunger (Section Leader: Fabrice DeClerck, CATIE and Pedro Sanchez, Columbia University Earth Institute)Ch. 2.1.1. Ecological Services in Agricultural Landscapes Ch. 2.1.2. Human Nutrition as an ecological service Ch. 2.1.3. Achieving Conservation and Food Production in Agricultural Landscapes Ch. 2.2.4. Ecological Principles for Sustainable FisheriesSection 2.2. Water Resources (Section Leader: Roberto Lenton and Casey Brown, Int'l Res. Inst. for Climate and Society)Ch. 2.2.1. Ecological Challenges and Solutions for Insuring Sustainable Supplies of Water for Irrigation Ch. 2.2.2. Ecological Dimensions of Securing Safe and Abundant Drinking Water Ch. 2.2.3. Ecology of Watershed Management Section 2.3. Human Health (Section Leader: Matt Bonds, Earth Institute at Columbia University) Ch. 2.3.1. Ecology of Infectious Diseases Ch. 2.3.2. Landscape Ecology: the connections between Land-use Practices and Human Health Ch. 2.3.3. Ecological Dimensions of HIV/AIDSSection 2.4. Energy (Dan Kammen at the University of California at Berkeley (proposed) and Nina Sengupta, Auroville)Ch. 2.4.1. Ecological Considerations of Developing Sustainable Energy SourcesCh. 2.4.2. Ecological Challenges and Benefits of Using Biofuels as Alternative FuelsCh.2.4.3. Ecological Sustainability of Fuelwood as a Dominant Energy Source in Rural CommunitiesSection 2.5. Disasters (Section Leader: J. Carter Ingram, Wildlife Conservation Society)Ch. 2.5.1. Ecological Resilience as a guiding principle for sustainable resource management Ch. 2.5.2. Ecology of DroughtCh. 2.5.3. Ecological Dimensions of Disaster Prevention Section 2.6 Climate Change (Section Leader: Cristina Rumbaitis del Rio, Rockefeller Foundation)Ch. 2.6.1. Ecological Impacts of Climate Change Ch. 2.6.2. The Role of Ecology in Mitigating the Societal Impacts of Climate Change Ch. 2.6.3. The Role of Ecology in Adaptation to Climate Change *Section 2.7. Education (Section Leader:Robin Sears, School for Field Studies)) *Section 2.8. Gender equality (Section Leader: Isabelle Guttierez, CATIE)Section 2.9. Synthesis of Direct Application of Ecological Theory (Collective Editors)*Currently, these are set to be one chapter, but depending on our work with the section leaders may be broken down into different chapters. Part 3: Mediating Forces for Leveraging Ecology towards Poverty Reduction in a Globalized World (Collective Editors)Section 3.1. Population (Section Leader: TBD, proposed Joel Cohen)Ch. 3.1.1. Population GrowthCh. 3.1.2. MigrationCh. 3.1.3. Urbanization Section 3.2. Ecological Restoration (Section leader: TBD, proposed David Lamb)Ch. 3.2.1. Ecological restoration of degraded environments as a way of improving livelihoods and decreasing vulnerabilityCh. 3.2.2. Ecological restoration of coastal vegetation after disastersCh. 3.2.3. Ecological approaches towards environmental remediationCh. 3.2.4. Ecological engineering for wetland restorationSection 3.3. Financing (Section Leader: Guido Schmidt Traub, Team Leader, Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Support Team, New York, United Nations Development Program)Ch. 3.3.1. Ecological Impacts, Challenges and Opportunities Associated with Trade Ch. 3.3.2. The Role of Foreign Aid for Supporting Ecological Applications Towards Development ChallengesCh. 3.3.3. Natural Resource Markets and EnterprisesSection 3.4. Economics: Payments for Ecosystem Services (Section Leader: Jose Gobbi, CATIE)Ch. 3.4.1. Payments for Carbon Ch. 3.4.2. Payments for Water Ch. 3.4.3. Payments for Biodiversity ConservationSection 3.5. Governance & Social Movements (Section Leader: Marc Levy, Center for International Earth Science Information Network)Ch. 3.5.1. Land TenureCh. 3.5.2. ConflictCh. 3.5.3. Post-Conflict Situations Section 3.6. International Policy Mechanisms (Section Leader: Genevieve Patenaude, University of Edinburgh) Ch. 3.6.1. Kyoto Protocol, Clean Development Mechanism and the IPCC Ch. 3.6.2. Convention on Biological Diversity Ch. 3.6.3. Millennium Development Goals Ch. 3.6.4. Protected AreasCh. 3.6.5. Developing Environmental Policy: Addressing Uncertainty and Significance in Ecological Research Section 3.7. Synthesis of Mediating Forces (Collective Authors)Part 4. Conclusions (Collective Authors): 4.1. Doing Interdisciplinary Science: Methods, Challenges and Benefits4.2. The Future and Evolving Role of Ecology in Society
Responsibility: edited by Jane Carter Ingram, Fabrice DeClerck, Cristina Rumbaitis del Rio.


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