David O. Obura, Valerie Burgener, Harifidy O. Ralison, Peter Scheren, Paulo A.L.D. Nunes, Melita Samoilys, Andrea Ghermandi, Dixon Waruinge and John Tanzer
Maria Loureiro, Andrea Ghermandi, Bella Galil, John Gowdy and Paulo A.L.D. Nunes
Payal Shah, Sahan T.M. Dissanayake, Nils Carlson, Yoko Fujita and Paulo A.L.D. Nunes
Edited by Paulo A.L.D. Nunes, Pushpam Kumar and Tom Dedeurwaerdere
In recent years, there has been a marked proliferation in the literature on economic approaches to ecosystem management, which has created a subsequent need for real understanding of the scope and the limits of the economic approaches to ecosystems and biodiversity. Within this Handbook, carefully commissioned original contributions from acknowledged experts in the field address the new concepts and their applications, identify knowledge gaps and provide authoritative recommendations.
Edited by Paulo A.L.D. Nunes, Lisa E. Svensson and Anil Markandya
The trans-disciplinary thematic areas of oceans management and policy require stocktaking of the state of knowledge on ecosystem services being derived from coastal and marine areas. Recently adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) especially Goals 14 and 15 explicitly focus on this. This Handbook brings together a carefully chosen set of world-class contributions from ecology, economics, and other development science and attempts to provide policy relevant scientific information on ecosystem services from marine and coastal ecosystems, nuances of economic valuation, relevant legal and sociological response policies for effective management of marine areas for enhanced human well being. The contributors focus on the possible nexus of science-society and science-policy with the objective of informing on decision makers of the governmental agencies, business and industry and civil society in general with respect to sustainable management of Oceans.