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.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
part I|46 pages
Origin and evolution of Southeast Asian biodiversity
part II|70 pages
Challenges in conservation biology
part III|56 pages
Ecosystem services and biodiversity
chapter 8|18 pages
From landscape patterns to ecosystem functions
part IV|57 pages
Managing biodiversity and living resources
chapter 10|32 pages
Natural systems and climate change resilience in the Lower Mekong Basin
chapter 11|23 pages
Participatory learning and management of biodiversity
part V|78 pages
Policy, economics and governance of biodiversity