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Ecosystem Health: New Goals for Environmental Management

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"Ecosystem Health" brings together leading ecologists, philosophers, and economists to analyze the issues surrounding the concept of health as it relates to ecosystems. Both theoretical and practical aspects of what constitutes a healthy ecosystem are examined — philosophical and ethical underpinnings as well as implications for public policy and ecosystems management.

Synopsis:

As environmental regulatory and management agencies (most notably the Environmental Protection Agency) move toward a broad set of management goals to protect ecosystem health, developing an adequate definition for "ecosystem health" has become increasingly important. This work is a multidisciplinary collection of perspectives on the concept of health as it relates to ecosystems. The contributors - leading ecologists, philosophers, and economists - analyze the normative, conceptual, and biological issues surrounding the idea of ecosystem health. They examine both theoretical and practical aspects of the issues, and look at philosophical and ethical underpinnings as well as implications for public policy and ecosystems management. Ecosystem Health is a groundbreaking attempt to formulate an understanding of the quality and health of natural environments so that regulatory mandates can be brought in line with legislative goals. Ultimately, it seeks a new ethic of sustainability that will serve to protect the vital processes of nature.

About the Author

Robert Costanza is a professor at the Center for Environmental and Estuarine Studies at the University of Maryland.

Bryan G. Norton is a professor of public policy at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Benjamin D. Haskell is a National Sea Grant Marine Policy Fellow.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781559631402
Editor:
Costanza, Robert
Editor:
Norton, Bryan G.
Editor:
Norton, Bryan G.; Costanza, Robert; Haskell, Benjamin
Editor:
Haskell, Benjamin; Norton, Bryan G.; Costanza, Robert
Editor:
Costanza, Robert; Haskell, Benjamin; Norton, Bryan G.
Editor:
Costanza, Robert
Author:
Rapport, David
Author:
Faber, Malte
Author:
Costanza, Robert
Author:
Haskell, Benjamin
Author:
Constanza, Robert
Author:
Norton, Bryan G.
Publisher:
Island Press
Location:
Washington, D.C. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Nature
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
Ecology
Subject:
Human Geography
Subject:
Human ecology
Subject:
Ecology - Ecosystems
Subject:
Environmental management
Subject:
Biotic communities
Subject:
Environmental ethics
Subject:
Ecology -- Philosophy.
Subject:
Life Sciences - Ecology - Ecosystems
Subject:
Human ecology -- Philosophy.
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection
Subject:
Sociology - General
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
1
Series Volume:
1086
Publication Date:
19921031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
279
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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History and Social Science » Sociology » General
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Ecosystem Health: New Goals for Environmental Management
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"Synopsis" by , As environmental regulatory and management agencies (most notably the Environmental Protection Agency) move toward a broad set of management goals to protect ecosystem health, developing an adequate definition for "ecosystem health" has become increasingly important. This work is a multidisciplinary collection of perspectives on the concept of health as it relates to ecosystems. The contributors - leading ecologists, philosophers, and economists - analyze the normative, conceptual, and biological issues surrounding the idea of ecosystem health. They examine both theoretical and practical aspects of the issues, and look at philosophical and ethical underpinnings as well as implications for public policy and ecosystems management. Ecosystem Health is a groundbreaking attempt to formulate an understanding of the quality and health of natural environments so that regulatory mandates can be brought in line with legislative goals. Ultimately, it seeks a new ethic of sustainability that will serve to protect the vital processes of nature.
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