Policy science methods are applied to such problems as endangered species conservation, the development of energy projects, urban parks, ecotourism and biodiversity, the relations between national parks and people who live near them, and the relation between human rights and environmental conservation in refugee situations.
Foundations of Natural Resources Policy and Management #ad - Efforts to improve natural resources management practices must take into account the scientific aspects of an issue plus these other dimensions. The policy sciences approach proves flexible, widely applicable, and useful in developing realistic alternatives in diverse situations. The book begins with a discussion of what natural resources are, how people make decisions about using them, and how the policy sciences can be used toward improving policy and management practices.
This book explains how to address and resolve the human issues underlying natural resources problems.
The Policy Process: A Practical Guide for Natural Resources ProfessionalsYale University Press #ad - Clark begins by describing the challenges faced by natural resources professionals. She then explains how the substance and process of policy analysis and decision making can be improved by using a policy sciences framework that takes into account biological, social, political, and institutional considerations.
The book is very user-friendly. Its presentation of basic concepts, conservation biology, case studies, forestry, range management, ecosystem management, and “real world concerns” provides a deeper understanding of the policy process and makes the book an invaluable aid for students and practitioners in such fields as wildlife biology, and sustainable development.
The Policy Process: A Practical Guide for Natural Resources Professionals #ad - Susan G. Finally she reflects on how issues of human rights and morality should affect natural resources management and policy analysis. This useful book is designed to teach natural resources professionals how to be more effective in solving conservation and environmental policy problems.
Tropical EcologyPrinceton University Press #ad - Other topics include the processes that influence everything from species richness to rates of photosynthesis: how global climate change may affect rain forest characteristics and function; how fragmentation of ecosystems affects species richness and ecological processes; human ecology in the tropics; biodiversity; and conservation of tropical ecosystems and species.
Drawing on real-world examples taken from actual research, Tropical Ecology is the best textbook on the subject for advanced undergraduates and graduate students. Offers the first comprehensive introduction to tropical ecologydescribes all the major kinds of tropical terrestrial ecosystemsExplains species diversity, and coevolutionary interactionsFeatures numerous color illustrations and examples from actual researchCovers global warming, reforestation, and conservationThe essential textbook for advanced undergraduates and graduate studentsSuitable for courses with a field component Leading universities that have adopted this book include:Biola UniversityBucknell UniversityCalifornia State University, fragmentation, deforestation, evolutionary processes, FullertonColorado State University - Fort CollinsFrancis Marion UniversityMichigan State UniversityMiddlebury CollegeNorthern Kentucky UniversityOhio Wesleyan UniversitySt.
Tropical Ecology #ad - It covers tropical montane ecology, riverine ecosystems, savanna, dry forest--and more. Tropical ecology begins with a historical overview followed by a sweeping discussion of biogeography and evolution, and then introduces students to the unique and complex structure of tropical rain forests. Mary's college of marylandsyracuse universitytulane universityuniversity of California, Santa CruzUniversity of Central FloridaUniversity of CincinnatiUniversity of FloridaUniversity of MissouriUniversity of New MexicoUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel HillUniversity of the West Indies.
This full-color illustrated textbook offers the first comprehensive introduction to all major aspects of tropical ecology. It explains why the world's tropical rain forests are so universally rich in species, what factors may contribute to high species richness, how nutrient cycles affect rain forest ecology, and how ecologists investigate the complex interrelationships among flora and fauna.