Integrating Ecology and Poverty Reduction

Ecological Dimensions

Editors: Ingram, Jane Carter, DeClerck, Fabrice, Rumbaitis del Rio, Cristina (Eds.)

  • Explores the role of ecology in addressing the many dimensions of poverty alleviation, such as health, hunger, economic well-being, gender, disasters, water, sanitation, energy needs, infrastructure development and livelihood diversification

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About this book

In the past, the science of ecology has frequently been excluded from the development agenda for various reasons. Increasingly however there has been a renewed interest in finding more ecologically sustainable means of development that have required a strong foundation in ecological knowledge (for example EcoAgriculture Partnerships, EcoHealth presented at ESA, and EcoNutrition proposed by Deckelbaum et al). Each of these examples has already taken the critical first step at integrating ecological knowledge with agriculture, health and nutrition, respectively. However, this is only the first step; more attention needs to be placed not only on the role that two fields can play towards poverty alleviation, but on the role of a truly integrated, interdisciplinary approach towards development goals that is firmly grounded in ecological understanding. We feel that a critical look at what ecology can and cannot provide to the development agenda, in light of the Millennium Development goals, is timely and crucial. The introduction and the final section of the book will then integrate the lessons and principles outlined in each of the chapters. All chapter authors will be heavily encouraged to focus on how their sub-discipline in ecology impacts overall human well-being and environmental sustainability.

About the authors

The three editors of this volume, Jane Carter Ingram, Fabrice DeClerck, and Cristina Rumbatis del Rio, have collaborated on multiple projects addressing the role of ecology in poverty reduction and began working together at the Earth Institute of Columbia University. Their educational and professional backgrounds in ecology, geography, and sustainable development have served as the inspiration for this book and their professional pursuits. The editors hope that the issues presented and explored in this volume will serve to encourage ecological scientists and practitioners in international development fields to collaborate together to identify creative, sustainable and viable solutions to challenges preventing poverty alleviation around the world. J. Carter Ingram is the lead of the Ecosystem Services and Payments for Ecosystem Services group at the Wildlife Conservation Society in New York, NY.  Cristina Rumbaitis del Rio is an Associate Director at the Rockefeller Foundation in New York, NY (USA). Fabrice DeClerck is a professor of community and landscape ecology at CATIE in Costa Rica.

Table of contents (23 chapters)

  • Introduction to Integrating Ecology and Poverty Reduction

    DeClerck, Fabrice (et al.)

    Pages 1-11

  • Introduction to Ecological Dimensions of Hunger

    DeClerck, Fabrice

    Pages 13-16

  • Ecosystem Services in Agricultural Landscapes

    Smukler, Sean M. (et al.)

    Pages 17-51

  • Ecology and Human Nutrition

    Remans, Roseline (et al.)

    Pages 53-75

  • Landscape Approaches to Achieving Food Production, Natural Resource Conservation, and the Millennium Development Goals

    Milder, Jeffrey C. (et al.)

    Pages 77-108

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Integrating Ecology and Poverty Reduction
Book Subtitle
Ecological Dimensions
Editors
  • Jane Carter Ingram
  • Fabrice DeClerck
  • Cristina Rumbaitis del Rio
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-0633-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-0633-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-0632-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-9428-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 428
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