Economics of ecosystems management

Economics of ecosystems management

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This volume contains selected papers presented at the International Symposium on 'Economics of Eco system Management' held in Halkidiki, Greece from 26 to 30 September 1983. The meeting was designed to consider as much as possible the interaction between the economy and ecology, and in parallel to provide a forum for the presentation of the ecological and developmental initiatives of the Ministry of Youth of Greece. As chairman of the organizing committee I want to express our thanks to OECD, EEC and UNESCO for sponsoring the Symposium. From Greece the Ministries of Culture and Environment are gratefully acknowl edged. Last but not least, I want to express our sincere thanks for the continuous support to the Ministry of Youth and Sports of Greece, and especially to the Minister Mr. Kostas Laliotis because he not only adopted the idea for sponsoring events like this, but also because of his interest which became obvious with his presence and talk during the meeting. The staff of the Ecology Division, namely Drs. M. Arianoutsou and D. Vokou, Messrs. J. Pandis, Th.A. Mardiris, S. Paraskevopoulos and Miss A. Papagianni provided great help concerning the organization, as well as Mrs. A. Karamanli-Vlahopoulou, my secretary, who is always behind these events. N.S. Margaris Contents Preface by N. S. Margaris V List of contributors VIII PART ONE: INTRODUCTION 1. Opening address by G. Schneider ................................................................. .
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  • Hardback | 244 pages
  • 195 x 260 x 18mm | 760g
  • Kluwer Academic Publishers
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • X, 244 p.
  • 9061935059
  • 9789061935056

Table of contents

One: Introduction.- 1. Opening address.- Two: Environmental Management and Economics - Problems and Solutions.- 2. Economics, evaluation and environment.- 3. Integrated regional economic-environmental modeling.- 4. Economic and ecological theory: differences and similarities.- 5. Three basic concepts: man as part of the environment, carrying capacity, conservation. Some further consideration.- 6. Pour une politique d'eco-developpement touristique: realisation pilote de structures polyvalentes d'accueil.- 7. Regional ecodevelopment: ecological initiatives of youth (opening Pandora's box...).- 8. Med-Terra.- 9. Public policy for coastal areas.- 10. Modelling of the socio-economical and ecological consequences of high animal waste application (MOSEC).- 11. Natural productivity and regional carrying capacity for human activities on the island of Gotland, Sweden.- 12. Ambelakia, a rational ecosystem management in the 18th century.- 13. The mercury problem and fishing in Finland.- 14. The role of cyanophytes in the nitrogen economy of rice fields: a review.- Three: Management of Species.- 15. Endangered species, genetic capital and cost-reducing R&D.- 16. Endangered species: the economics of irreversible damage.- 17. Endangered species and the North-South dialogue.- 18. Present and future pest management.- Four: Management of Land-Based Ecosystems.- 19. The economics of wetland conservation.- 20. Planning guidelines for urban forest management.- 21. The contribution made by vegetation buffer zones to improved air quality in urban areas.- 22. Conservation versus exploitation in a developing country.- 23. Environmental impact assessment and its contribution to ecosystem management.- 24. Socio-economic and environmental side effects of technological change: the case of olive oil mills in rural Greece.- Five: Biomass.- 25. Biomass: fuel versus food, a world problem?.- 26. Wood as a source of fuel: a simulation of supply and demand in New England.- 27. Biomass refining: a non-waste approach.
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