The Economics and Ecology of Biodiversity Decline (Paperback)

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By Timothy M. Swanson (Editor)
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The cause of global change has been the subject of heated debate in the past few years, especially in relation to climate change and biodiversity decline. However, a systematic explanation for changes in the biosphere at the global level has still not been found. In this volume, a wide range of viewpoints from ecology and economics are surveyed to see if some light can be shed on this problem. Economists analyze how economic growth predictably alters the earth, and ecologists consider how the drive for fitness and consequent population growth changes the globe. Both look at the institutional interface between humans and biosphere, and explain global change as the consequence of human noncooperation and conflict. The object of this volume is to initiate debate among economists, ecologists and conservationists on global change at this most fundamental level.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780521635790
ISBN-10: 0521635799
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: June 28th, 1998
Pages: 176
Language: English