Print page

A Handbook of Environmental Management

Edited by Jon C. Lovett, University of Leeds, UK and David G. Ockwell, Lecturer in Geography and Fellow, Sussex Energy Group and Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, University of Sussex, UK
A Handbook of Environmental Management presents a range of case studies that demonstrate the complementary application of different social science techniques in combination with ecology-based management thinking to the natural environment.

This eloquent and unique Handbook provides a broad overview, complemented by specific case studies and techniques that are used in environmental management from the local level to international environmental regimes.
Extent: 480 pp
Hardback Price: £155.00 Web: £139.50
Publication Date: 2010
ISBN: 978 1 84064 207 0
Availability: In Stock
Paperback Price: £41.00 Web: £32.80
Publication Date: 2011
ISBN: 978 1 84980 825 5
Availability: In Stock
£0.00

Buy the E-Book @ paperback price

Join our mailing list

  • Business and Management
  • Management and Sustainability
  • Environment
  • Environmental Geography
  • Environmental Management
  • Environmental Politics and Policy
  • Environmental Sociology
  • Management Natural Resources
  • Politics and Public Policy
  • Environmental Politics and Policy
A Handbook of Environmental Management presents a range of case studies that demonstrate the complementary application of different social science techniques in combination with ecology-based management thinking to the natural environment.

Contemporary environmental management is characterised by an increasing awareness of the need for interdisciplinary approaches. This requires managers to effectively combine insights from both the natural and social sciences in order to ensure sustainable outcomes. This eloquent and unique Handbook provides a broad overview, complemented by specific case studies and techniques that are used in environmental management from the local level to international environmental regimes.

With contributions from leading authorities in the field, this innovative volume provides a valuable teaching aid for students, as well as an insightful and practical reference tool for environmental practitioners with no background in the social sciences. Environmental managers and policymakers attempting to learn about, and integrate thinking from, the social sciences should also not be without this important resource.
‘This timely Handbook, offers fresh insights into a critical period of our planet’s environmental history. The excellent choice of scholars, from various corners of environmental science, convincingly demonstrate using many differing environmental management examples of how the apparent controversy between maintaining environmental quality, and improving people’s livelihoods can be solved in practice. In each case, the answer is found in a creative interaction and combination of perspectives and techniques from ecology and social science resulting in truly – and therefore effective – environmental management solutions, to urgent environmental problems.’
– Leo de Haan, African Studies Centre Leiden, The Netherlands
Contributors: B. Adhikari, J. Barnard, T.M. Brooks, N. Burgess, D. El-Demellawy, G.A.B. da Fonseca, S. Frantzi, F.R. Gell, J. Gerlach, M. Hoffmann, D. Kirby, J.F. Lamoreux, T. Lehmberg, J.C. Lovett, S. Mhagama, G.A. Mill, C.G. Mittermeier, R.A. Mittermeier, D.G. Ockwell, V. Pérez-Cirera, J.D. Pilgrim, C.H. Quinn, A.S.L. Rodrigues, Y. Rydin, J. Springer, D. Thomas, T.M. van Rensburg
Contents:

1. Introduction
Jon C. Lovett and David G. Ockwell

2. Global Biodiversity Conservation Priorities: An Expanded Review
Thomas M. Brooks, Russell A. Mittermeier, Gustavo A.B. da Fonseca, Justin Gerlach, Mike Hoffmann, John F. Lamoreux, Cristina G. Mittermeier, John D. Pilgrim and Ana S.L. Rodrigues

3. Integrated Conservation and Development Projects: A Positive Role for Forest Conservation in Topical Africa?
Neil Burgess, David Thomas, Shakim Mhagama, Thomas Lehmberg, Jenny Springer and Jonathan Barnard

4. Biodiversity Conservation in Managed Landscapes
Tom M. van Rensburg and Greig A. Mill

5. How do Institutions Affect the Management of Environmental Resources?
Bhim Adhikari

6. Analysing Dominant Policy Perspectives – The Role of Discourse Analysis
David G. Ockwell and Yvonne Rydin

7. Theoretical Perspectives on International Environmental Regime Effectiveness: A Case Study of the Mediterranean Action Plan
Sofia Frantzi

8. The Price of Fish and the Value of Seagrass Beds: Socioeconomic Aspects of the Seagrass Fishery on Quirimba Island, Mozambique
Fiona R. Gell

9. The Link between Ecological and Social Paradigms and the Sustainability of Environmental Management: A Case Study of Semi-arid Tanzania
Claire H. Quinn and David G. Ockwell

10. Exploring Game Theory as a Tool for Mapping Strategic Interactions in Common Pool Resource Scenarios
Vanessa Pérez-Cirera

11. Economic Valuation of Different Forms of Land-use in Semi-arid Tanzania
Deborah Kirby

12. Economic Growth and the Environment
Dalia El-Demellawy

13. Biodiesel as the Potential Alternative Vehicle Fuel: European Policy and Global Environmental Concern
Mahesh Poudyal and Jon C. Lovett

Index