This important series is designed to make a significant contribution to the development of the principles and practices of ecological economics. As this field has expanded dramatically in recent years, the series will provide an invaluable forum for the publication of high quality work and show how ecological economic analysis can make a contribution to understanding and resolving important problems. The main emphasis of the series is on the development and application of new original ideas in ecological economics. International in its approach, it will include some of the best theoretical and empirical work in the field with contributions to fundamental principles, rigorous evaluations of existing concepts, historical surveys and future visions. It will seek to address some of the most important theoretical questions and give policy solutions for the ecological problems confronting the global village as we move into the twenty-first century.