xi, 205 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
9781439885758 hardcover alkaline paper 1439885753 hardcover alkaline paper
Public administration and public policy.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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1. Introduction 2. Science of environmental decision-making Introduction Natural systems Biodiversity Ecosystem-based management Systems thinking Conclusion References 3. Economics of environmental decision making Introduction Categories of economics relevant to environmental decision-making Defining value: linking environment and human interactions Total valuation technique (Tv = Dv + Iv + Nuv) Benefit-Cost Analysis Conclusion References 4. Values of environmental decision-making Introduction Objective values Subjective values Scaling value decisions Conclusion References 5. Case problems Introduction to case problems Case problem 1. Watershed management: linking terrestrial and aquatic environmental problems Case problem 2. Fisheries management: managing public resources through a mix of private incentives Case problem 3. Sustainability: setting priorities between today and tomorrow, a total valuation application Case problem 4. Climate change: making environmental decisions in the face of uncertainty.