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The Ecological Footprint as a Sustainability Metric

Implications for Sustainability

Authors: Thornbush, Mary J.

  • A case study on  Costa Rica as a developing nation
  • Examines Ecological Footprint and Biocapacity accounting as a sustainability metric
  • Discusses Ecological Footprint as a biophysical indicator
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This book examines the Ecological Footprint and biocapacity accounting within an applied development content  for Costa Rica. By doing so, it is possible to track changes as well as perhaps link these to overarching global issues, such as trade, globalization, and food security, among other emergent topics based findings stemming from this methodology. Based on a timeseries since 1961, it is possible to track cross-temporal changes of land-type categories (for crop land, grazing land, forest land, fishing ground, built-up land, and carbon) of the Ecological Footprint and biocapacity conveying whether a country is in ecological deficit and what may be contributing to such a trend

About the authors

Dr. Mary J. Thornbush is presently a researcher of the Ecological Footprint Initiative based in the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University, Canada. She has over 80 publications in the areas of applied geomorphology and environmental and urban sustainability. Her doctoral thesis at the University of Oxford addressed urban sustainability through a study of air emissions from transport in central Oxford and investigated their impacts on the weathering of its historical limestone buildings. Her relevant publications include a special journal issue on Geography, Urban Geomorphology and Sustainability in Area (2015) as well as books such as Vehicular Air Pollution and Urban Sustainability: An Assessment from Central Oxford, UK (2015, Springer) and a volume on Urban Geomorphology: Landforms and Processes in Cities (2018, Elsevier).


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eBook 42,79 €
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  • Due: January 21, 2021
  • ISBN 978-3-030-62666-2
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Softcover 51,99 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Ecological Footprint as a Sustainability Metric
Book Subtitle
Implications for Sustainability
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Environmental Science
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-62666-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-62666-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-62665-5
Series ISSN
2191-5547
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 160
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 21 illustrations in colour
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