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Title Ecosystem functions and management : theory and practice / edited by Harpinder Sandhu
Imprint Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2017
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Descript 1 online resource (xii, 220 pages) : illustrations, digital ; 24 cm
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Note Introduction -- Part A -- 1. Theory and practice of ecosystem functions and management -- 2. Economic systems and ecosystems: Interlinkages, co-evolution or disparate movement? -- Part B -- 3. Interactions between humans and ecosystems in Himalayas of India and its socioeconomic and ecological consequences: An ecological modelling approach -- 4. Ecosystem services and agriculture in Punjab, India -- 5. Desert ecosystem management: a sustainable and wise use -- 6. Forest ecosystem: functions, value and management -- 7. Urban ecosystems: functions, value and management -- 8. The Hydro-institutional challenge of managing tanks: a study of tanks in rural Andhra Pradesh -- Part C -- 9. Interlinking ecosystems for multiple benefits -- 10. Sustainable ecosystems and the role of business -- Epilogue: Designing sustainable ecosystems in South Asia
This is the first book to provide vital information on key local ecosystems, their functions, state of health, and their role in development in an Asian context, particularly on the Indian subcontinent. It addresses six major ecosystems on the Indian subcontinent - mountain, rural, desert, forest, urban, and freshwater - and discusses their functions, how they support livelihoods and the economy, the impacts on ecosystem services, and management issues. Asia is home to nearly one third of the global population. With massive industrialization occurring at an increasing pace to support the lifestyles of a growing population, impacts on natural ecosystems are inevitable in this region. The book also explores the concepts, theory and practice regarding these key ecosystems by linking them with the livelihoods of a large population base and subsequently illustrating their importance for sustainable development in the region. Further, by suggesting policies and ways in which these systems can be maintained and enhanced, it facilitates better management of natural resources within the ecological constraints to achieve socio-economic objectives and move towards a green economy for sustainable and equitable development in the region
Host Item Springer eBooks
Subject Ecology -- Economic aspects
Ecosystem management
Ecosystem services
Environment
Environmental Management
Natural Resource and Energy Economics
Sustainable Development
Natural Resources
Ecosystems
Alt Author Sandhu, Harpinder., editor
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