Economics And Ecosystems
Efficiency, Sustainability and Equity in Ecosystem Management
Lars Hein, Associate Professor, Environmental Systems Analysis Group, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
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Economics and Ecosystems demonstrates how the concepts of economic efficiency, sustainability and equity can be applied in ecosystem management. The book presents an overview of these three concepts, a framework for their analysis and modelling, and three case studies. Specific attention is given to how complex ecosystem dynamics, such as thresholds or irreversible responses, influence ecosystem management options. The case studies focus on ecosystem dynamics and ecosystem services supply in a forest ecosystem, a Dutch wetland, and a rangeland in the Western Sahel.
Contents: Preface 1. Introduction 2. Ecological–Economic Concepts 3. A Quantitative Ecological–Economic Assessment Approach 4. Modelling the Efficiency and Sustainability of Forest Management 5. Case Study: Eutrophication Control in the De Wieden Wetland, The Netherlands 6. Case Study: Rangeland Management in the Ferlo, Senegal 7. Applying the Framework in Support of Environmental Management References Index