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Ecology and economic development in tropical Africa

Ecology and economic development in tropical Africa

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Published by Institute of International Studies. University of California, Berkeley in Berkeley, Calif .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementDavid Brokensha, editor.
SeriesResearch series*University of California, Berkeley. Institute of International Studies -- no.9
ContributionsBrokensha, David., University of California, Berkeley. Institute of International Studies.
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Open LibraryOL14180273M

Environmental determinism (also known as climatic determinism or geographical determinism) is the study of how the physical environment predisposes societies and states towards particular development trajectories. Many scholars underscore that this approach supported colonialism and eurocentrism, and devalued human agency in non-Western societies. Jared Diamond, . Africa’s environmental changes. Instead, the study explores the role and impact of the state, both exploitative and conservationist, from pre-colonial times to the present. The relationship between economic development, nature and conservation is central, given that the main axiom of world conservation strategy is that development depends upon.

Through 15 case studies from Africa, Latin America, Asia and the Pacific, the authors provide us with in-depth insights into the economy and ecology of family agriculture and its recent developments. The book targets professionals of the tropical tree crop sector, students and scientists working on economic and ecological questions of tropical. This important book for scientists and nonscientists alike calls attention to a most urgent global problem: the rapidly accelerating loss of plant and animal species to increasing human population pressure and the demands of economic development. Based on a major conference sponsored by the National Academy of Sciences and the Smithsonian Institution, Biodiversity creates a .

It is with great sadness that we share the news that Dr. Wendy Townsend, an alumna of the University of Florida (UF)’s Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation and the Center for Latin America’s Tropical Conservation and Development (TCD) Program, passed away on 10 August after a courageous battle against cancer.   For a century, two new viruses per year have spilled from their natural hosts into humans ([ 1 ][1]). The MERS, SARS, and H1N1 epidemics, and the HIV and coronavirus disease (COVID) pandemics, testify to their damage. Zoonotic viruses infect people directly most often when they handle live primates, bats, and other wildlife (or their meat) or .


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Ecology and economic development in tropical Africa. Berkeley, Univ. of California, Institute of International Studies, (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: David Brokensha; University of California.

The book discusses economic geography and ways of utilizing available resources, including those of tropical forests, wildlife, tidal wetlands and the sea. The book also include chapters on the development and land use of protected areas, the ecological aspects of pasture resources; and the impacts of economic development and population by: 3.

Book Description. Originally published in Tropical Resources presents in-depth coverage of the extremely diverse tropical environments, the resources to be found within the region and their production, and ecological book discusses economic geography and ways of utilizing available resources, including those of tropical forests, wildlife, tidal wetlands and the.

This paper offers a specific examination of the ecological problems facing one tropical developing country, viz. Costa Rica. This Central American country provides graphic examples of poor handling of natural resources, and projects aimed at environmental protection, reforestation, and sustainable use of tropical forests.

Case studies are presented and an overall picture derived Cited by: 6. African Economic Development Evidence, Theory, and Policy Christopher Cramer, John Sender, and Arkebe Oqubay. Emphasises the variation and diversity between and within African countries, revealing the contradictions and unnevenness of economic development; Offers realistic ways of thinking about policy and prospects.

The process of economic development is everywhere influenced to some extent by the nature of the physical environment within which it is taking place, and this influence is perhaps stronger in tropical Africa where most people depend directly upon the land for their livelihood than in many other parts of the world.

The cover images, by Laila Bahaa-el-din and Jeremy Cusack, are based on the Review of Special Section Camera trapping in Africa: Paving the way for ease of use and consistency, DOI: /aje Tropical Ecology. This note utilizes an integrative approach to examine conservation, sustainability, and biodiversity of tropical ecosystems.

Topics covered includes: Tropical life zones, The rainforest and how it functions, Evolution in the tropics, Tropical plants, Tropical plant compounds and Bioprospecting, Plant-Animal Interactions, Tropical birds and mammals, Tropical. Frederic Simard is an expert in vector biology and control working at the French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD) in Montpellier, France.

He has spent 15 years in tropical Africa exploring the population biology, ecology, and genetics of major mosquito disease vectors. This book adopts the political ecology approach in examining tourism-related development in tropical islands.

The political ecology focus allows the authors to compare a wide range of tropical islands and to identify more sustainable development paths. They are also able to analyse the role of the various actors involved in the tourism development versus. Students interact with OTS South Africa faculty and learn from visiting international academics, local South African conservation managers and other expert practitioners.

The ecology courses, which focus on the understanding of socio-ecological systems strongly emphasize field-based, experiential learning. Alaska's Salmon and People: Synthesizing Knowledge and Dimensions (closed to new submissions) Conceptualizing, Analyzing, and Supporting Stewardship: Examining the role of civil society in environmental governance.

Economic growth and growing environmental protection in industrialized European countries made request for tropical hardwood become strong in West Africa. In the first half of the s, an annual forest loss of 7, km 2 (2, sq mi) was note down along the Gulf of Guinea, a figure equivalent to per cent of the total remaining rain.

Tropical Ecology is devoted to all aspects of fundamental and applied ecological research in tropical and sub-tropical ecosystems.

Nevertheless, the cutting-edge research in new ecological concepts, methodology and reviews on contemporary themes, not necessarily confined to tropics and sub-tropics, may also be considered for publication at the.

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Originally published in Tropical Resources presents in-depth coverage of the extremely diverse tropical environments, the resources to be found within the region and their production, and ecological management.

The book discusses economic geography and ways of utilizing available resources. As humans diminish biodiversity by cutting down forests and building more infrastructure, they’re increasing the risk of disease pandemics such as COVID Many ecologists have long suspected.

Objectives. This grant provides support for Ecologists in Africa to carry out innovative ecological research. We recognise that ecologists in Africa face unique challenges in carrying out research; our grant is designed to support you to develop your skills, experience and knowledge base as well as making connections with ecologists in the developed world.

1 The current names of former colonies are preferred in this essay, not least because until the s ; 1 This article asks how the legacies of European rule, both generally and in particular categories of colony, have affected post-colonial economic development in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The year is conventionally used as the “stylised date” of independence, for the good. Tropical Underdevelopment Jeffrey D. Sachs. NBER Working Paper No.

Issued in February NBER Program(s):Economic Fluctuations and Growth, Environment and Energy Economics Most recent cross-country analyses of economic growth have neglected the importance of physical geography.Corrigendum to “Trends in active restoration of tropical dry forest: Methods, metrics, and outcomes” [For.

Ecol. Manage. () ] Monica Dimson, Thomas W. Gillespie In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 25 July 16 J Davidson, Economic Use of Tropical Moist Forests, Commission on Ecology Paper NO.

9 (Gland, Switzerland: International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources, ), 9. 17 B. R. Davies, "Stream Regulation in Africa," in J. V. Ward and J. A. Stanford eds., The Ecology of Regulated Streams (New York: Plenum Press, ).