Perspectives on Sustainable Resources in America
The chapters that follow examine America`s experience with forests, water, agricultural soils, and wildlife. Highlighting the adaptability and resilience of resource systems, each chapter provides a description of the physical characteristics of the resource, a history of its use, a policy history, and a review of ongoing debates in management and policy.
Perspectives on Sustainable Resources in America concludes with an innovative treatment of biodiversity as a natural resource. The chapter reviews the definitions of biodiversity, the ecological and economic meanings of biodiversity, and current efforts to preserve biodiversity, especially through regulatory approaches.
- Paperback | 252 pages
- 159 x 235 x 17.78mm | 431g
- 15 Aug 2008
- Taylor & Francis Inc
- Resources for the Future Press (RFF Press)
- Washington, United States
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Table of contents
2. Sustainability: From Natural Resource Sufficiency to Ecosystem Functional Integrity
3. Sustainable Forests in America?
4. The Sustainability of U.S. Cropland Soils
5. Water Resources Management in the United States and the Challenge of Sustainability
6. Wildlife In America: Sustainability and Management
7. Biodiversity in the United States
V. Alaric Sample, President, Pinchot Institute for Conservation
'Emphasizes the critical role that resource stocks play in sustaining biodiversity, supporting ecosystem health and, more generally, providing valuable services we seldom see transacted in markets. Recommended for students, researchers and those charged with managing our nation`s natural resources.'
Robert T. Deacon, University of California, Santa Barbara
'A valuable update both on the condition of resources and the evolving concepts of sustainability underlying their management.'
Robert Repetto, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
About Professor Roger A. Sedjo