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Human induced biodiversity loss is greater now than at any time in human history, with extinctions occurring at rates hundreds of times higher than background extinction levels. The field of biodiversity economics analyses the socio-economic causes of and solutions to biodiversity loss by combining the disciplines of economics, ecology and biology. This field has shown a remarkable degree of transformation over the past four decades and now incorporates the analysis of the entire diversity of biological resources within the living world. Biodiversity Economics presents a series of papers that show how bio-economic analysis can be applied to the examination and evaluation of the problem of various forms of biodiversity loss. Containing insightful bio-economic research by some of prominent practitioners in the field, this volume will be an essential research tool to those working on biodiversity issues in the academic, policy and private sectors.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521866835
ISBN-10: 0521866839
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 43mm)
Pages: 692
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 13-Dec-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Andreas Kontoleon

Andreas Kontoleon is University Lecturer in the Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge. Unai Pascual is University Lecturer in the Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge. Timothy Swanson is Chair in Law and Economics at the Department of Economics and Faculty of Law, University College London.

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