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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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Food, Energy and Water Sustainability Emergent Governance Strategies

Food, Energy and Water Sustainability: Emergent Governance Strategies

1st Edition

Edited By 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

Edited By 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

Edited By Melissa Vogt
May 14, 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 ...

The Commons in a Glocal World Global Connections and Local Responses

The Commons in a Glocal World: Global Connections and Local Responses

1st Edition

Edited By Tobias Haller, Thomas Breu, Tine De Moor, Christian Rohr, Heinzpeter Znoj
May 10, 2019

This volume focuses on how, in Europe, the debate on the commons is discussed in regard to historical and contemporary dimensions, critically referencing the work of Elinor Ostrom. It also explores from the perspective of new institutional political ecology (NIPE) how Europe directly and indirectly...

Natural Resource Conflicts and Sustainable Development

Natural Resource Conflicts and Sustainable Development

1st Edition

Edited By E. Gunilla Almered Olsson, Pernille Gooch
April 23, 2019

Providing both a theoretical background and practical examples of natural resource conflict, this volume explores the pressures on natural resources leading to scarcity and conflict.  It is shown that the causes and driving forces behind natural resource conflicts are diverse, complex and ...

Environmental Justice and Land Use Conflict The governance of mineral and gas resource development

Environmental Justice and Land Use Conflict: The governance of mineral and gas resource development

1st Edition

By Amanda Kennedy
April 15, 2019

Conflict over the extraction of coal and gas resources has rapidly escalated in communities throughout the world. Using an environmental justice lens, this multidisciplinary book explores cases of land use conflict through the lived experiences of communities grappling with such disputes. Drawing ...

Soil and Soil Fertility Management Research in Sub-Saharan Africa Fifty years of shifting visions and chequered achievements

Soil and Soil Fertility Management Research in Sub-Saharan Africa: Fifty years of shifting visions and chequered achievements

1st Edition

By Henk Mutsaers, Danny Coyne, Stefan Hauser, Jeroen Huising, Alpha Kamara, Generose Nziguheba, Pieter Pypers, Godfrey Taulya, Piet van Asten, Bernard Vanlauwe
April 15, 2019

Judicious soil fertility management is crucial for sustainable crop production and food security in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). This book describes the various concepts and approaches underlying soil and soil fertility management research in SSA over the last fifty years. It provides ...

Mitigating Land Degradation and Improving Livelihoods An Integrated Watershed Approach

Mitigating Land Degradation and Improving Livelihoods: An Integrated Watershed Approach

1st Edition

Edited By Feras Ziadat
January 23, 2019

The research presented in this book demonstrates how an integrated ‘systems’ approach to farming in the watershed context increases the effectiveness of a production system and improves people’s livelihoods. It takes an integrated approach, using one watershed in Ethiopia as a ‘laboratory...

Gender Research in Natural Resource Management Building Capacities in the Middle East and North Africa

Gender Research in Natural Resource Management: Building Capacities in the Middle East and North Africa

1st Edition

Edited By Malika Abdelali-Martini, Aden Aw-Hassan
January 17, 2019

The aim of this book is to highlight the role that gender research can play in understanding natural resource management and rural development issues in the Middle East and North Africa region and how hands-on training and mentoring can be used as a capacity enhancement approach...

Tropical Bioproductivity Origins and Distribution in a Globalized World

Tropical Bioproductivity: Origins and Distribution in a Globalized World

1st Edition

By David Hammond
January 16, 2019

This book investigates the fundamental role that tropical bioproductivity - or more specifically net primary productivity - has played in shaping the global geographies of food, finance, governance and people. The book examines the basic astronomical and thermal properties of our planet to ...

Community Innovations in Sustainable Land Management Lessons from the field in Africa

Community Innovations in Sustainable Land Management: Lessons from the field in Africa

1st Edition

Edited By Maxwell Mudhara, Saa Dittoh, Mohamed Sessay, William Critchley, Sabina Di Prima
January 10, 2019

It is increasingly recognized that land can be managed most sustainably through involving local communities. This book highlights the potential of a new methodology of uncovering and stimulating community initiatives in sustainable land management in Africa.  Analyses of four contrasting ...

Agricultural Land Use and Natural Gas Extraction Conflicts A Global Socio-Legal Perspective

Agricultural Land Use and Natural Gas Extraction Conflicts: A Global Socio-Legal Perspective

1st Edition

By Madeline Taylor, Tina Hunter
November 16, 2018

Onshore unconventional gas operations, in most jurisdictions, operate on the legal principle that all activities during exploration and extraction are ‘temporary’ in nature. The concept that the onshore unconventional gas industry has a temporary effect on the land on which it operates creates a ...

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