In this book, the authors provides an up-to-date assessment of research on human interactions with natural resource systems. They pay attention to the interaction between theory and practice by including case studies and detailed examples involving specific natural resource systems.
Introduction Part I: Historical and Institutional Trends and Influences 1. The Changing Nature of Natural Resources 2. Societal Constraints to Fisheries Management: A Peruvian Case Study Part II: Disciplinary Approaches 3. Geographical Approaches to Environmental Change: Assessing Human Impacts on Global Resources 4. Anthropological Approaches to the Study of Human Impacts 5. Toward a Rural Sociology of Global Resources: Social Structure, Ecology, and Latin American Agricultural Development 6. Resources and People: An Economic Perspective Part III: Multidisciplinary Problem-Oriented Approaches 7. Range Management—Attempts to Build a Multidisciplinary Profession 8. Desertification: Anatomy of a Complex Environmental Process 9. Impact Ecology: An Assessment Framework for Resource Development and Management Part IV: Systems Approaches 10. Systems Analysis and the World Food System 11. Ecosystems and Natural Resource Management Part V: Problems, Needs, and Prospects 12. The Idea of Disaster in a Technocratic Age and Natural Hazards Research 13. Summary and Critique: Interdisciplinary Research on People-Resources Relations 14. Final Thoughts on Human Impacts on Global Resources