Redefining Diversity And Dynamics Of Natural Resources Management In Asia, Volume 1: Sustainable Natural Resources Management In Dynamic Asia by Ganesh ShivakotiRedefining Diversity And Dynamics Of Natural Resources Management In Asia, Volume 1: Sustainable Natural Resources Management In Dynamic Asia by Ganesh Shivakoti

Redefining Diversity And Dynamics Of Natural Resources Management In Asia, Volume 1: Sustainable…

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Redefining Diversity and Dynamics of Natural Resources Management in Asia, Volumes 1-4brings together scientific research and policy issues across various topographical area in Asia to provide a comprehensive overview of the issues facing the region.

Sustainable Natural Resources Management in Dynamic Southeast Asia, Volume 1, pulls together regional experts in the field to look specifically at sustainability issues across the region, to see what has been implemented, what the impacts have been, and what other options are available. In the race to be a developed region, many Southeast Asian countries have foregone natural resources through haphazard use. As a result, the people are faced with numerous environmental challenges, particularly deforestation and forest degradation, biodiversity loss and ecosystem degradation, reduction in soil quality, and decreases in the quantity of available water.

Community-based forest management is the involvement of local communities in the protection, conservation and management of public forests to prevent degradation through sustainable practices while still responding to the basic social and economic needs of local populations. When the people who depend on forest resources for their livelihoods are jointly responsible for managing and protecting them, they tend to do so in a more sustainable manner by focusing on the long-term benefits rather than the immediate short-term gains. However, when tenure rights are weak, unclear, or insecure, or offer limited benefits, people are incited in extracting more immediate benefits, resulting in suboptimal forest management and the reduction of carbon stocks.



  • Features case studies that cover issues such as rising levels of deforestation, forest degradation, regional food security, ecosystem degradation, biodiversity loss, conflicts over natural resource use, water management issues, and impacts on local communities
  • Includes contributions from local researchers who are dealing with these issues first hand, and on a daily basis
  • Includes a comparative review on REDD+ implementation in different communities
  • Focuses on sustainability issues across the region
Ganesh Shivakoti is currently Visiting Professor at the University of Tokyo and he is also Adjunct Professor of Agricultural and Natural resources Management at the Asian Institute of Technology. Since receiving his PhD from Michigan State University and completing his Post-Doc at Indiana University, Dr Shivakoti has been extremely act...
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Title:Redefining Diversity And Dynamics Of Natural Resources Management In Asia, Volume 1: Sustainable…Format:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:September 11, 2016Publisher:Elsevier ScienceLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Section I: Introduction and Conceptual Background

Chapter 1: Challenges of Sustainable Natural Resources Management in Dynamic Asia

Chapter 2: Theoretical Advances in Community-Based Natural Resources Management: Ostrom and Beyond

Chapter 3: Governing the Commons Through Understanding of Institutional Diversity: An Agenda for Application of Ostrom's Framework in Managing Natural Resources in Asia

Section II: Theoretical Issues

Chapter 4: Challenges of Polycentric Water Governance in Southeast Asia: Awkward Facts, Missing Mechanisms, and Working with Institutional Diversity

Chapter 5: Modeling Effect of Conservation and Livelihood Policies on Community Land Use and Management in Yogyakarta

Chapter 6: Social Insecurity, Natural Resources, and Legal Complexity

Section III: Learning From The Field Cases/Issues

Chapter 7: High Resolution of Three-Dimensional Dataset for Aboveground Biomass Estimation in Tropical Rainforests

Chapter 8: Integrating Social Entrepreneurship in the Design Principles of Long-Enduring Irrigation Management Institutions: A Lesson From the Karya Mandiri Irrigation System in West Sumatra, Indonesia

Chapter 9: Land Rights and Land Reform Issues for Effective Natural Resources Management in Indonesia

Chapter 10: Dynamics and Effectiveness of the Multistakeholder Forum in Promoting Sustainable Forest Fire Management Practices in South Sumatra, Indonesia

Chapter 11: Collaborative Governance of Forest Resources in Indonesia: Giving Over Managerial Authority to Decision Makers on the Sites

Chapter 12: Coastal Water Pollution and Its Potential Mitigation by Vegetated Wetlands: An Overview of Issues in Southeast Asia

Chapter 13: Scaling the Costs of Natural Ecosystem Degradation and Biodiversity Losses in Aceh Province, Sumatra

Chapter 14: Targeting Deforestation Through Local Forest Governance in Indonesia and Vietnam

Section IV: Looking Forward

Chapter 15: Prospect of Sustainable Peatland Agriculture for Supporting Food Security and Mitigating Green House Gas Emission in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia

Chapter 16: Decentralization of Forest Management, Local Institutional Capacity, and Its Effect on Access of Local People to Forest Resources: The Case of West Sumatra, Indonesia

Chapter 17: Can Uplanders and Lowlanders Share Land and Water Services? (A Case Study in Central Java Indonesia)

Chapter 18: The Role of Information Provision on Public GAP Standard Adoption: The Case of Rice Farmers in the Central Plains of Thailand

Chapter 19: A Multiple Case Study on Analyzing Policy and Their Practice Linkages: Implications to REDD+

Section V: Concluding Section

Chapter 20: Managing Dynamic Natural Resources in 21st Century in Asia