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Earthscan Studies in Natural Resource Management


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This series includes a wide range of inter-disciplinary approaches to natural resource management, integrating perspectives from both social and natural sciences. It includes textbooks, research monographs and titles aimed at professionals, NGOs and policy-makers. Authors or editors of potential new titles should contact Hannah Ferguson, Editor ([email protected]).

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Fair and Equitable Benefit-Sharing in Agriculture (Open Access): Reinventing Agrarian Justice

Fair and Equitable Benefit-Sharing in Agriculture (Open Access): Reinventing Agrarian Justice

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Elsa Tsioumani
July 17, 2020

This book explores the emergence and development of the legal concept of fair and equitable benefit-sharing, and its application in agriculture. Developed in the 1990s, the concept of fair and equitable benefit-sharing has been deployed in an ever-wider variety of international instruments,...

Peatlands: Ecology, Conservation and Heritage

Peatlands: Ecology, Conservation and Heritage

1st Edition

Ian D. Rotherham
May 06, 2020

This book provides an introduction to peatlands for the non-specialist student reader and for all those concerned about environmental protection, and is an essential guide to peatland history and heritage for scientists and enthusiasts. Peat is formed when vegetation partially decays in a...

The Moroccan Argan Trade: Producer Networks and Human Bio-Geographies

The Moroccan Argan Trade: Producer Networks and Human Bio-Geographies

1st Edition

Daniel F. Robinson
April 07, 2020

This book provides one of the most detailed and comprehensive examinations of the Moroccan argan tree, the products derived from it and its cultural significance. The Moroccan argan trade is booming, but as the tree provides important ecological functions and plays an important role, both...

Governing Renewable Natural Resources: Theories and Frameworks

Governing Renewable Natural Resources: Theories and Frameworks

1st Edition

Fiona Nunan
December 11, 2019

In one volume, this book brings together a diversity of approaches, theory and frameworks that can be used to analyse the governance of renewable natural resources. Renewable natural resources are under pressure, with over-exploitation and degradation raising concern globally. Understanding...

Benefit-sharing in Environmental Governance: Local Experiences of a Global Concept

Benefit-sharing in Environmental Governance: Local Experiences of a Global Concept

1st Edition

Louisa Parks
December 03, 2019

Taking a bottom-up perspective, this book explores local framings of a wide range of issues related to benefit-sharing, a growing concept in global environmental governance. Benefit-sharing in Environmental Governance draws on original case studies from South Africa, Namibia, Greece, Argentina, and...

Sustainable Governance of Wildlife and Community-Based Natural Resource Management: From Economic Principles to Practical Governance

Sustainable Governance of Wildlife and Community-Based Natural Resource Management: From Economic Principles to Practical Governance

1st Edition

Brian Child
November 07, 2019

This book develops the Sustainable Governance Approach and the principles of Community-Based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM). It provides practical examples of successes and failures in implementation, and lessons about the economics and governance of wild resources with global application....

Social Movements Contesting Natural Resource Development

Social Movements Contesting Natural Resource Development

1st Edition

John F. Devlin
October 28, 2019

Presenting a broad range of case studies, this book explores rural social movements contesting natural resource development initiatives. Natural resource development takes multiple forms, including infrastructure corridors, mines, dams, resource processing plants and pipelines. Many of which are...

UNESCO Biosphere Reserves: Supporting Biocultural Diversity, Sustainability and Society

UNESCO Biosphere Reserves: Supporting Biocultural Diversity, Sustainability and Society

1st Edition

Maureen G. Reed, Martin F. Price
September 06, 2019

UNESCO Biosphere Reserves (BRs) are designated areas in geographical regions of global socio-ecological significance. This definitive book shows their global relevance and contribution to environmental protection, biocultural diversity and education. Initiated in the 1970s as part of UNESCO’s Man...

Policy and Governance in the Water-Energy-Food Nexus: A Relational Equity Approach

Policy and Governance in the Water-Energy-Food Nexus: A Relational Equity Approach

1st Edition

Anastasia Koulouri, Nikolai Mouraviev
August 13, 2019

This book discusses the balance of priorities within the Water-Energy-Food (WEF) nexus and its impact on policy development and implementation, highlighting innovative perspectives in adopting a holistic approach to identify, analyse and manage the nexus component interdependencies. Due to...

Food, Energy and Water Sustainability: Emergent Governance Strategies

Food, Energy and Water Sustainability: Emergent Governance Strategies

1st Edition

Laura M. Pereira, Caitlin A. McElroy, Alexandra Littaye, Alexandra M. Girard
July 29, 2019

Societies around the world face an increasingly uncertain future as social and ecological changes create pressure on resource governance, and this uncertainty calls for new models that illuminate the intersections of civil society, public sector, and private sector resource management. This volume...

Global Resource Scarcity: Catalyst for Conflict or Cooperation?

Global Resource Scarcity: Catalyst for Conflict or Cooperation?

1st Edition

Marcelle C. Dawson, Christopher Rosin, Nave Wald
July 29, 2019

A common perception of global resource scarcity holds that it is inevitably a catalyst for conflict among nations; yet, paradoxically, incidents of such scarcity underlie some of the most important examples of international cooperation. This volume examines the wider potential for the experience of...

Sustainability Certification Schemes in the Agricultural and Natural Resource Sectors: Outcomes for Society and the Environment

Sustainability Certification Schemes in the Agricultural and Natural Resource Sectors: Outcomes for Society and the Environment

1st Edition

Melissa Vogt
May 09, 2019

This book provides a balanced critique of a range of international sustainability certification schemes across nine agricultural and natural resource industries. Certification schemes set standards through intramarket private and multi-stakeholder mechanisms, and while third-party verification is...

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