Publisher description for Modelling change in integrated economic and environmental systems / edited by S. Mahendrarajah, A.J. Jakeman, and M. McAleer.

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Counter The relationship between economic and environmental systems is an important one which affects all living organisms directly or indirectly and is becoming increasingly recognised in policy arena. The more this relationship is studied analytically and empirically, the more aware we become of the gap in our existing knowledge of environmental data and process parameters. While important empirical questions are unanswered in environmental economics literature, work on the environmental science of ecological systems largely fails to raise all the right questions and to identify key variables in human-exploited ecosystems. Monographs on environmental economics tend to focus on a single resource or group of resources with an emphasis on either micro level or macro level. This volume is the product of the authors, recognition of all of these gaps. The central theme of this book is how economic frameworks and features of environmental systems can be integrated within formal models to address changes and associated resource management issues at appropriate levels: micro level and national or global level. The authors have published extensively in resource and environmental modelling and resource and environmental economics, including the edited volume by Jakeman et al. (Ed.) (1993) Modelling Change in Environmental Systems, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Contributors to this volume are specialists in their own areas with a wealth of experience behind them. The invited contributions cover a wide range of systems and a mix of micro and macro level issues. Modelling Change in Integrated Economic and Environmental Systems is divided into five sections: Concepts and Methods; Land, Water and Production; Biodiversity, Preservation and Production; Pollution Externalities; and the Environment and Global Economy. It will be of particular interest to environmental scientists; economists and policy makers; and students, academics and researchers interested in ecosystems modelling, ecological economics and environmental resource economics.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Environmental economics Mathematical models, Sustainable development Mathematical models