National Parks and Protected Areas
Management Strategies for Balancing Social, Economic and Ecological Values of Nature
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National Parks and Protected Areas by Professor Tony Prato
Book DescriptionThe balance of nature in any strict sense has been upset long ago...The only option we have is to create a new balance objectively determined for each area in accordance with the intended use of that area." --Aldo Leopold, 1927, in a letter to the Superintendent of Glacier National Park The planning and management staff of state/national parks and protected areas face a complex set of management problems and an uncertain future. Today, internal and external forces are combining with changes in management philosophy (from a species to an ecosystem focus) to create a new direction in natural resources management. National Parks and Protected Areas: Approaches for Balancing Social, Economic and Ecological Values is peerless in its unified treatment of the issues surrounding this subject. From decision-making for planning and management to the principles of ecology and economics, this text examines the analytical methods, information technologies, and planning and management problems associated with protected area planning and management. Protected area managers and students in undergraduate and graduate courses in natural resource management will appreciate this highly readable book. Features Include: * A multidisciplinary, systems perspective * Focus on science- and knowledge-based natural resource management * Concentration on North American national parks and protected areas with information and examples from other parts of the world * Clarification of methods for dealing with social, economic, and ecological uncertainty * Explanations of biophysical and economic simulation models and information management technologies: GIS, remote sensing, decision support systems, computer animation, etc. * Discussion of the role of local communities and joint decision making for designing and implementing management strategies * Case studies which show multi-dimensional decision-making for specific management problems and issuesNatural resource policy makers, members of environmental organizations, and other stakeholders will also benefit from an enhanced understanding of the complex social, economic and ecological functions and values of national parks and protected areas facilitated by explanations of ecological and economic concepts that allow comprehension by individuals with limited background in these areas.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780813812489
(265mm x 187mm x 31mm)
Imprint: Iowa State University Press
Publisher: Iowa State University Press
Publish Date: 18-Jun-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Professor Tony Prato
Natural Resource and Environmental Economics, Hardback (November 1997)» View all books by Professor Tony Prato
Utilizes basic concepts of economics and finance to explain the relationship of the economy to the ecosystem, seeing the ecosystem as imposing biophysical constraints on economic growth. Means of sustainable economic development and sustainable resource use are stressed.
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Author Biography - Professor Tony Prato
Tony Prato is Professor of Ecological Economics, Co-Director, Center for Agricultural, Resource and Environmental Systems, University of Missouri-Columbia. Dan Fagre is Research Ecologist and Global Climate Change Coordinator, USGS Science Center, West Glacier, Montana.
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