Tropical Managed Ecosystems: The Mesoamerican Experience by L. Upton HatchTropical Managed Ecosystems: The Mesoamerican Experience by L. Upton Hatch

Tropical Managed Ecosystems: The Mesoamerican Experience

EditorL. Upton Hatch, Marilyn Swisher

Hardcover | February 1, 1998

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As human activities in the New World Tropics (Neotropics) increase in intensity and extent, sodo the interactions between natural and human-dominated ecosystems. The essays in this book compare the sociocultural and biophysical aspects of managing the resource base in these regions. Itdescribes the potential benefits--and liabilities--of the major food, fuel, and fiber production systems, each one exmined in terms of its potential impact upon resource preservation and utilization. The book is a departure from traditional treatments of agricultural sustainability or naturalresources development in that it addresses the specific systems prevalent in the Neotropics, focusing on the flow between agricultural and natural ecosystems.
L. Upton Hatch is at Auburn University. Marilyn Swisher is at University of Florida.
Title:Tropical Managed Ecosystems: The Mesoamerican ExperienceFormat:HardcoverDimensions:304 pagesPublished:February 1, 1998Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195102606

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Table of Contents

Part I. Globalization and Sustainable Resource Management: The Issues1. Upton Hatch and Marilyn Swisher: Introduction2. Vernon W. Ruttan: Institutional Constraints on Agricultural Sustainability3. William Ascher: The Logic of Community Resource Management in Latin America4. John C. Mayne: Agroforestry in Guatemala5. Dianne Rocheleau: Sustaining What for Whom? Differences of Interest Within and Between HouseholdsPart II. Challenges to Managing the Natural Resource Base in a Shrinking World6. Mario Boza: Biodiversity Conservation in Mesoamerica7. Gilbert Vargas Ulate: Protecting Natural Resources in a Developing Nation: The Case of Costa Rica8. C. Ronald Carroll and Deborah Kane: Landscape Ecology of Transformed Neotropical Environments9. John C. Mayne: Neotropical Forests: Status and Prediction10. Gilbert Vargas Ulate: The Geography of Dryland Plant Formations in Central America11. Alexis Vasquez-Morera: Soils of Mesoamerica12. Catherine M. Pringle and Frederick N. Scatena: Aquatic Ecosystem Deterioration in Latin America and the Caribbean13. Catherine M. Pringle and Frederick N. Scatena: Freshwater Resource Development: Case Studies from Puerto Rico and Costa Rica14. Carlos L. de la Rosa: Conservation and Sustainable Use of Streams and Rivers in Central AmericaPart III. Food, Fuel, and Fiber Production: Are They Sustainable in a Globalized Economy?15. H. L. Popenoe and M. E. Swisher: Traditional Farming Systems: Panacea or Problem?16. M. Rosemeyer, K. Schlather, and J. Kettler: The Frijol Tapado Agroecosystem: The Survival and Contribution of a Managed Fallow System to Modern Costa Rican Agriculture17. Raul A. Moreno: Food Crop Production Systems in Central America18. Gabriela Soto Munoz: Organic Farming in Central America19. Werner Hagnauer: La Pacica, 40 Years of Farm Ecology20. Carlos A. Jimenez-Crespo: The Sustainability of Mild Production in Mesoamerica21. Lawrence T. Scott: Globalization, Population Growth, and Agroforestry in Mesoamerica: Perspectives for the 21st Century22. John C. Mayne: Biologically Sustainable Agroecosystems: Using Principles of Ecology23. Richard F. Fisher: Forest Plantations in the Tropics24. Susan C. Stonich, John R. Bort, and Luis L. Ovares: Challenges to Sustainability: The Central American Shrimp Mariculture Industry25. David Teichert-Coddington: Shrimp Farming in Southern Honduras: A Case for Sustainable Production26. Denise Stanley: Understanding Conflict in Lowland Forest Zones: Mangrove Access and Deforestation Debates in Southern Honduras27. Upton Hatch and Marilyn Swisher: Conclusion