Ecological Sustainability and Integrity: Concepts and Approaches by J. LemonsEcological Sustainability and Integrity: Concepts and Approaches by J. Lemons

Ecological Sustainability and Integrity: Concepts and Approaches

EditorJ. Lemons, L. Westra, Robert Goodland

Paperback | December 8, 2010

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Various concepts of ecological sustainability and integrity have been proposed as a means of enhancing the protection of humans and the environment against the threat of human activities. This book follows upon two earlier ones, both published by Kluwer Academic Publishers: Sustainable Development: Science, Ethics and Public Policy (John Lemons and Donald A. Brown, editors), and Perspectives on Ecological Integrity (Laura Westra and John Lemons, editors). In this present book, we bring together scholars in the fields of ecology, public policy, philosophy, and economics in order to explore more fully the concepts of sustainability and ecological integrity as well as the connections between them. First, the concept of sustainability in relation to science, law, and ethics is explored. Second, concepts of sustainability and ecological integrity are applied to problems in specific natural resources. Finally, authors examine possible approaches to public policy which might include concepts of sustainability and ecological integrity. Audience: Environmental professionals, whether academic, governmental or industrial, or in the private consulting sector. Also suitable as an upper level undergraduate or graduate text or reference.
Title:Ecological Sustainability and Integrity: Concepts and ApproachesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:335 pagesPublished:December 8, 2010Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9048149800

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Table of Contents

Part I: Sustainability in Relation to Science, Law, and Ethics. 1. The Concept of Sustainability: A Critical Approach; L.K. Caldwell. 2. Sustainability and Environmental Ethics; K. Shrader-Frechette. 3. Ecological Sustainability as a Conservation Concept; J.B. Callicott, K. Mumford. 4. Investigating Individual Motives for Environmental Action: Lexicographic Preferences, Beliefs and Attitudes; C.L. Spash. 5. Biocentrism and Ecological Integrity; J.P. Sterba. 6. Burden of Proof Requirements and Environmental Sustainability: Science, Public Policy, and Ethics; J. Lemons. Part II: Sustainability and Ecological Integrity: Problems in Natural Resources. 7. Water Resources: Agriculture, the Environment, and Ethics; D. Pimentel, et al. 8. Canada's Model Forest Program: The Manitoba Experience; P. Miller. 9. The Ratchet Effect; C.F. Jordan. 10. Sustaining World Fisheries Resources: An Ethical Dilemma; C.F. Cole. 11. Traditional Sustainability: A Case Study of Floodplain Fisheries Management in West Africa; R. Victor. Part III: Approaches to Public Policy. 12. The Federal Ecosystem Management Initiative in the United States; C.R. Malone. 13. Sustainability, Growth and Distributive Justice: Questioning Environmental Absolutism; T. Schrecker. 14. Environmental Sustainability in Agriculture: Bioethical and Religious Arguments Against Carnivory; R. Goodland. 15. Why We Need a Non- Anthropocentric Environmental Evaluation of Technology for Public Policy; L. Westra. 16. Coping with 2050; R.A. Carpenter. Index.