Southeast Asia is highly diversified in terms of socio-ecosystems and biodiversity, but is undergoing dramatic environmental and social changes. These changes characterize the recent period and can be illustrated by the effects of the Green Revolution in the late 1960s and 1970s, to the globalization of trade and increasing agronomic intensification over the past decade.

Biodiversity Conservation in Southeast Asia provides theoretical overviews and challenges for applied research in living resource management, conservation ecology, health ecology and conservation planning in Southeast Asia. Five key themes are addressed: origin and evolution of Southeast Asian biodiversity; challenges in conservation biology; ecosystem services and biodiversity; managing biodiversity and living resources; policy, economics and governance of biodiversity. Detailed case studies are included from Thailand and the Lower Mekong Basin, while other chapters address cross-cutting themes applicable to the whole Southeast Asia region.

This is a valuable resource for academics and students in the areas of ecology, conservation, environmental policy and management, Southeast Asian studies and sustainable development.

part I|46 pages

Origin and evolution of Southeast Asian biodiversity

chapter 1|17 pages

The history and diversity of Southeast Asia

BySerge Morand, Claire Lajaunie

chapter 3|14 pages

Traditional knowledge and biocultural diversity

ByDaniel Robinson

part II|70 pages

Challenges in conservation biology

chapter 4|18 pages

Landscape changes and policies for biodiversity and environment conservation in Southeast Asia

ByJean-François Cornu, Claire Lajaunie, Henri Laborde, Serge Morand

chapter 5|27 pages

How conserving biodiversity will help the ASEAN countries adapt to changing conditions

ByJeffrey A. McNeely, Songtam Suksawang

chapter 6|23 pages

Wildlife and emerging diseases in Southeast Asia

ByJulien Cappelle, Serge Morand

part III|56 pages

Ecosystem services and biodiversity

chapter 7|28 pages

Diversity of weed and agricultural management

ByRachanee Nam-Matra

chapter 8|18 pages

From landscape patterns to ecosystem functions

Watershed services based on different land use and climate change scenarios
ByYongyut Trisurat

part IV|57 pages

Managing biodiversity and living resources

chapter 10|32 pages

Natural systems and climate change resilience in the Lower Mekong Basin

Future directions for biodiversity, agriculture and livelihoods in a rapidly changing environment
ByJeremy Carew-Reid, Luke Taylor

chapter 11|23 pages

Participatory learning and management of biodiversity

The companion modeling approach
ByPongchai Dumrongrojwatthana, Chutapa Kunsook, Kobchai Worrapimphong

part V|78 pages

Policy, economics and governance of biodiversity

chapter 12|17 pages

The shifting politics of biodiversity governance in Southeast Asia

A review and findings from Thailand
ByWitchuda Srang-iam

chapter 13|31 pages

Biodiversity ecosystems and human health

A complicated but important science policy challenge
ByHans Keune, Suneetha M. Subramanian, Unnikrishnan Payyappallimana, Sate Ahmad, Mohammed Mofizur Rahman, Mohammed Nurul Azam, Zita Sebesvari, Joachim H. Spangenberg, Serge Morand, Conor Kretsch, Pim Martens, Heidi Wittmer

chapter 14|28 pages

International and regional governance in health and biodiversity

ByClaire Lajaunie, Serge Morand