Biodiversity Conservation in Southeast Asia: Challenges in a Changing Environment

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Biodiversity Conservation in Southeast Asia: Challenges in a Changing Environment Editors: Claire Lajaunie, Serge Morand, Rojchai Satrawaha Format: Paperback / softback First Published: Published By: Taylor & Francis Ltd
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Pages: 316 Illustrations and other contents: 48 Illustrations, black and white Language: English ISBN: 9780367335267 Categories: , , , , , , , , ,

Southeast Asia is highly diversified in terms of socio-ecosystems and biodiversity, but is undergoing dramatic environmental and social changes. These changes characterize the recent period and can be illustrated by the effects of the Green Revolution in the late 1960s and 1970s, to the globalization of trade and increasing agronomic intensification over the past decade. Biodiversity Conservation in Southeast Asia provides theoretical overviews and challenges for applied research in living resource management, conservation ecology, health ecology and conservation planning in Southeast Asia. Five key themes are addressed: origin and evolution of Southeast Asian biodiversity; challenges in conservation biology; ecosystem services and biodiversity; managing biodiversity and living resources; policy, economics and governance of biodiversity. Detailed case studies are included from Thailand and the Lower Mekong Basin, while other chapters address cross-cutting themes applicable to the whole Southeast Asia region. This is a valuable resource for academics and students in the areas of ecology, conservation, environmental policy and management, Southeast Asian studies and sustainable development.

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Author Biography

Serge Morand is an evolutionary ecologist working at the French CNRS and CIRAD, Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Veterinary Technology, Kasetsart University and Invited Professor at the Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand. Claire Lajaunie is a doctor of law working in international environmental law and its links with regulation regarding health and ethical issues. Currently working for INSERM (French National Institute for Health and Medical Research), she conducts research in a research unit dedicated to Environmental Comparative Law (Ceric-DICE). Rojchai Satrawaha is Associate Professor and former Director of the Walai Rukhavej Botanical Research Institute at Mahasarakham University, Thailand.