Integrating Ecology and Poverty Reduction

The Application of Ecology in Development Solutions

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

  • Explores the way in which ecological science and tools can be applied to address major development challenges associated with rural poverty.
  •  Details how ecological principles and practices can be integrated, conceptually and practically, into social, economic, and political norms and processes to positively influence poverty and the environment upon which humans depend.
  • Illustrates how traditional paradigms and forces guiding development can be steered along more sustainable trajectories by utilizing ecological science to inform project planning, policy development, market development and decision making.
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The second volume of this series, Integrating Ecology into Global Poverty Reduction Efforts: Opportunities and solutions, builds upon the first volume, Integrating Ecology into Global Poverty Reduction Efforts: The ecological dimensions to poverty, by exploring the way in which ecological science and tools can be applied to address major development challenges associated with rural poverty. In volume 2, we explore how ecological principles and practices can be integrated, conceptually and practically, into social, economic, and political norms and processes to positively influence poverty and the environment upon which humans depend. Specifically, these chapters explore how ecological science, approaches and considerations can be leveraged to enhance the positive impacts of education, gender relations, demographics, markets and governance on poverty reduction. As the final chapter on “The future and evolving role of ecological science” points out, sustainable development must be build upon an ecological foundation if it is to be realized. The chapters in this volume illustrate how traditional paradigms and forces guiding development can be steered along more sustainable trajectories by utilizing ecological science to inform project planning, policy development, market development and decision making.

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 (20 chapters)

  • Introduction to Integrating Ecology and Poverty Reduction

    DeClerck, Fabrice (et al.)

    Pages 1-11

  • Introduction: Gender, Education and Ecology

    DeClerck, Fabrice (et al.)

    Pages 13-15

  • Education, Ecology and Poverty Reduction

    Sears, Robin R. (et al.)

    Pages 17-37

  • Why Gender Matters to Ecological Management and Poverty Reduction

    Gutierrez-Montes, Isabel (et al.)

    Pages 39-59

  • Introduction: Population, Poverty, and Ecology

    Sherbinin, Alex

    Pages 61-63

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Integrating Ecology and Poverty Reduction
Book Subtitle
The Application of Ecology in Development Solutions
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
978-1-4614-0186-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-0186-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-0185-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-9590-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 328
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