Ecological Research Monographs

Social-Ecological Restoration in Paddy-Dominated Landscapes

Editors: Usio, Nisikawa, Miyashita, Tadashi (Eds.)

  • Serves as the first book on environmentally friendly rice farming
  • Couples ecosystem and human dimensions of ecological restoration
  • Includes various disciplines of natural and social sciences
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About this book

With a focus on environmentally friendly rice farming, this unique book integrates both ecosystem and human dimensions of ecological restoration to provide strategies to promote sustainable agriculture and rural development. Paddy fields have multiple functions beyond their role of producing rice: They serve as refuge habitats for a range of wildlife that once inhabited floodplain wetlands and contain a number of unique and threatened aquatic species. They also provide various ecosystem services for regional communities such as water retention, erosion control, flood control, fish culture, and educational opportunities. However, rice paddies are threatened worldwide due to the modernization of agriculture and abandonment of farmland caused by depopulation and the aging of rural communities. Therefore, multiple ecological and sociological aspects must be considered in the ecological restoration of paddy fields. This book aims to do so by incorporating various disciplines of natural and social sciences. Strategies for sustainable agriculture are reviewed, including financial incentives for farmers and the use of flagship wildlife species such as the crested ibis (toki) to promote ecological restoration. With the increasing popularity of environmentally friendly rice farming in parts of Asia and the western United States, this book offers model cases for sustainable management of paddy-dominated landscapes.

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • Japan’s Agricultural Policies After World War II: Agricultural Land Use Policies and Problems

    Hashiguchi, Takuya

    Pages 3-15

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  • Socio-ecological Systems in Paddy-Dominated Landscapes in Asian Monsoon

    Saito, Osamu (et al.)

    Pages 17-37

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  • Column: Promoting Agriculture with a Recognition of Biological Diversity in the Context of Rice Paddy Resolutions

    Minami, Shinji

    Pages 39-44

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  • Distribution and Abundance of Organisms in Paddy-Dominated Landscapes with Implications for Wildlife-Friendly Farming

    Miyashita, Tadashi (et al.)

    Pages 45-65

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  • Environmentally Friendly Farming in Japan: Introduction

    Usio, Nisikawa

    Pages 69-86

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eBook 118,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-4-431-55330-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 166,39 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-4-431-55329-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
Softcover 145,78 €
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  • ISBN 978-4-431-56366-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Social-Ecological Restoration in Paddy-Dominated Landscapes
Editors
  • Nisikawa Usio
  • Tadashi Miyashita
Series Title
Ecological Research Monographs
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
Springer Japan
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-55330-4
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-55330-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-4-431-55329-8
Softcover ISBN
978-4-431-56366-2
Series ISSN
2191-0707
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 308
Number of Illustrations and Tables
49 b/w illustrations, 52 illustrations in colour
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