Ecology, Economy & Environment

Biodiversity Conservation

Problems and Policies. Papers from the Biodiversity Programme Beijer International Institute of Ecological Economics Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

Editors: Perrings, C. A. (Ed.)

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This volume is one of a number of publications to carry the results of the first research programme of the Royal Swedish Academy of Science's Beijer Institute. The Institute was formed in 1991 in order to promote interdisciplinary research between natural and social scientists on the interdependency between economic and ecological systems. In its first research programme, the Biodiversity Programme, the Institute brought together a number of leading economists and ecologists to address the theoretical and policy issues associated with the current high rates of biodiversity loss in such systems - whether the result of direct depletion, the destruction of habitat, or specialisation in agriculture, forestry and fisheries. l This volume reports some of the more policy-oriented work carried out under the programme. The broad aim of the programme is to further our understanding of the causes and consequences of biodiversity loss, and to identify the options for addressing the problem. The results have turned out to be surprising to those who see biodiversity loss primarily in terms of the erosion of the genetic library. In various ways the work carried out under the programme has already begun to alter our perception of where the problem in biodiversity loss lies and what policy options are available to deal with it. Indeed, the programme has provided a powerful set of arguments for reappraising not just the economic and ecological implications of biodiversity loss, but the whole case for development based on specialisation of resource use.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Biodiversity and Economic Development: The Policy Problem

    Perrings, C. A. (et al.)

    Pages 3-21

  • Biodiversity Conservation and Economic Development: Local and Global Dimensions

    Pearce, D. W. (et al.)

    Pages 22-39

  • Population Extinction and the Biodiversity Crisis1

    Daily, Gretchen C. (et al.)

    Pages 43-53

  • Diversity Conservation in Relation to Fisheries in the Baltic Sea

    Hammer, Monica

    Pages 54-64

  • Rangeland Ecology: Managing Change in Biodiversity

    Walker, B. H.

    Pages 65-81

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biodiversity Conservation
Book Subtitle
Problems and Policies. Papers from the Biodiversity Programme Beijer International Institute of Ecological Economics Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
Editors
  • C. A. Perrings
Series Title
Ecology, Economy & Environment
Series Volume
4
Copyright
1994
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-011-1006-8
DOI
10.1007/978-94-011-1006-8
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-4437-0
Series ISSN
0926-9754
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 391
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