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The Economics of Terrestrial Biodiversity Conservation in Developing Nations

López Ramón and Michael A. Toman

in Economic Development and Environmental Sustainability: New Policy Options

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199298006
eISBN:
9780191603877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199298009.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Scientists and governments recognize the importance of biodiversity and its value to society. However, the unprecedented loss of biodiversity in this century signals a serious failure of policy to ... More


Arable land

Malcolm Ausden

in Habitat Management for Conservation: A Handbook of Techniques

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198568728
eISBN:
9780191717529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198568728.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Arable (also known as rowcrop fields) is land that is cultivated regularly for production of food and, increasingly, bioenergy. The value of arable land to wildlife is heavily influenced by the ... More


Colonial Land Policies in Palestine, 1917–1936

Martin Bunton

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199211081
eISBN:
9780191695797
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211081.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This book focuses on the way in which the Palestine Mandate was part of a broader British imperial administration — a fact often masked by Jewish immigration and land purchase in Palestine. The ... More


Public Values: Multiattribute-Utility Measurement for Social Decision Making

Jie W Weiss and David J Weiss

in A Science of Decision Making: The Legacy of Ward Edwards

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195322989
eISBN:
9780199869206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195322989.003.0026
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter defines the problem of public values and summarizes some of the difficulties of present approaches to its solution. It then presents a technology, based on ideas drawn from contemporary ... More


Applied (meta)community ecology: diversity and ecosystem services at the intersection of local and regional processes

Janne Bengtsson

in Community Ecology: Processes, Models, and Applications

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199228973
eISBN:
9780191711169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228973.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

It is argued that community ecology should provide useful knowledge for managing ecological interactions and biological resources sustainably. In the context of managing biodiversity and ecosystem ... More


How to Use Multiattribute Utility Measurement for Social Decisionmaking

Jie W Weiss and David J Weiss

in A Science of Decision Making: The Legacy of Ward Edwards

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195322989
eISBN:
9780199869206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195322989.003.0027
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Arguments over public policy typically depend on disagreements about public values. The conflicts arise over the relative importance of various goals. Normally, such disagreements are fought out in ... More


Conserving Biodiversity: Reconciling Local and Global Public Benefits

Charles Perrings and Madhav Gadgil

in Providing Global Public Goods: Managing Globalization

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195157406
eISBN:
9780199832965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195157400.003.0022
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

While species conservation (bio‐diversity) is a global public good, it can be frustrated by populations living at subsistence level whose condition of life precludes such environmental concern. ... More


John Terence Coppock 1921–2000

Hugh Clout

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 115 Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, I

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197262788
eISBN:
9780191754210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262788.003.0010
Subject:
History, Historiography

Terry Coppock FBA was a pioneer in three areas of scholarship – agricultural geography, land-use management and computer applications – whose academic career was at University College London and the ... More


Land as a New Subject of Control: The National Context of Reform

Yi Wu

in Negotiating Rural Land Ownership in Southwest China: State, Village, Family

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780824846770
eISBN:
9780824872168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824846770.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter provides background for the national reform of land management since 1986. It describes China’s land management before 1986 and explained why and how the central government adopted a ... More


Public Lands and Political Meaning: Ranchers, the Government, and the Property between Them

Karen Merrill

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520228627
eISBN:
9780520926882
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228627.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The history of the American West is a history of struggles over land, and none has inspired so much passion and misunderstanding as the conflict between ranchers and the federal government over ... More


Origins and Consequences of the Real Estate Turn

Gavin Shatkin

in Cities for Profit: The Real Estate Turn in Asia's Urban Politics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501709906
eISBN:
9781501709715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501709906.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter traces the most significant factors that have led to dramatic increases in land values across Asia, and analyzes government responses to these increases in different countries. The ... More


Public Lands in Hawai‘i: The Impact of State and Federal Ownership and Management

David L. Callies

in Regulating Paradise: Land Use Controls in Hawai'i

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834753
eISBN:
9780824870751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834753.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter illustrates how federal and state governments and their agencies own 48 percent of Hawaiʻi’s land. The federal government owns or leases roughly 19 percent, and the Hawaiʻi State ... More


“This Precious Heritage of Desert”

James R. Skillen

in This Land is My Land: Rebellion in the West

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780197500699
eISBN:
9780197500729
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197500699.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The Sagebrush Rebellion erupted in 1979 out of anger over changing federal land law and management. In particular, many westerners were frustrated by expanding restrictions on grazing and road ... More


The Legal Status of Greater Sage-Grouse: Organizational Structure of Planning Efforts

San J. Stiver

in Greater Sage-Grouse: Ecology and Conservation of a Landscape Species and Its Habitats

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267114
eISBN:
9780520948686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267114.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

Declining Greater Sage-Grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) populations and habitat trends warranted concern for their long-term viability by state and provincial wildlife management, land management ... More


“Spitting Mad”

James R. Skillen

in This Land is My Land: Rebellion in the West

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780197500699
eISBN:
9780197500729
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197500699.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The War for the West started during the George H. W. Bush administration and exploded into a more narrowly partisan conflict when President Clinton took office. Tensions were driven by the rise of a ... More


A Way Forward

David Sims and Timothy Mitchell

in Egypt's Desert Dreams: Development or Disaster?

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9789774166686
eISBN:
9781617976544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166686.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines policy that would lead to more sustainable desert development and reduce land speculation. It advances basic principles for a new public land management system for Egypt that is ... More


The Third Duke of Buccleuch and Adam Smith: Estate Management and Improvement in Enlightenment Scotland

Brian Bonnyman

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780748642007
eISBN:
9781474405980
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748642007.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

The third Duke of Buccleuch (1746-1812) presided over the management of one of Britain’s largest landed estates during a period of profound social, political and economic change. Tutored by the ... More


Policy and regulatory challenges

Jay R. Lund, Ellen Hanak, William E. Fleenor, William A. Bennett, Richard E. Howitt, Jeffrey F. Mount, and Peter B. Moyle

in Comparing Futures for the Sacramento - San Joaquin Delta

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520261976
eISBN:
9780520945371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520261976.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

California needs effective political leadership, a sound governance and finance system, and an appropriate set of regulatory tools to chart a new course for Delta management. This chapter provides an ... More


When Doing Nothing is a Viable Alternative: Insights into Conservation and Management

David R. Foster

in Hemlock: A Forest Giant on the Edge

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300179385
eISBN:
9780300186772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300179385.003.0011
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter discusses issues of conservation and management with hemlock serving as an effective focal point, and provides insights on land management and ways to protect forests in the eastern ... More


Land, Landowners, and Tenants: The Agricultural Economy

Micaela Langellotti

in Village Life in Roman Egypt: Tebtunis in the First Century AD

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198835318
eISBN:
9780191885822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198835318.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Non-Classical

This chapter investigates the village agricultural economy, and the evidence for landowning in the early Roman period is interpreted against the generally accepted framework of land tenure in Roman ... More


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