Sustainability Science for Watershed Landscapes

Sustainability Science for Watershed Landscapes

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by James A. Roumasset, Kimberly M. Burnett, and Arsenio M. Balisacan
2010 | Books on Agricultural Research and Development | 370 pages
  • Paperback 978-981-4279-96-3
  • Hardcover 978-981-4279-60-4
  • e-ISBN 978-981-4279-95-6

"Sustainability science addresses the central challenge facing global society of how to reduce poverty and meet demands of a large human population desiring a good life while simultaneously maintaining the environment that provides the life support system on which long-term prosperity depends. This book provides evidence and insight into key elements of what is required to achieve sustainability by framing important policy questions and illustrating the consequences of policy alternatives in systems with complex interactions." - Stephen Polasky, University of Minnesota

"Sustainability Science can be both fundamental and practical, both deep and interdisciplinary. This application of Sustainability Science to Pacific watersheds illustrates its promise." - Peter Vitousek, Stanford University

Table of contents

Theme 1: Sustainability Science for Resource Management and Policy


Economic Policy for Sustainable Development vs. Greedy Growth and Preservationism, by Majah-Leah V Ravago James Roumasset Arsenio Molina Balisacan


Integrated Watershed Management: Trees, Aquifers, Reefs, and Mud, by Sittidaj Pongkijvorasin James Roumasset


Transdisciplinary Research in Watershed Conservation: Experiences, Lessons, and Future Directions, by Chieko Umetsu Makoto Taniguchi Tsugihiro Watanabe Shigeo Yachi


Payments for Ecological Services: Experiences in Carbon and Water Payments in the Philippines, by Rodel D. Lasco Grace B Villamor
Theme 2: Monitoring and Modelling


Cyberinfrastructure for Sustainability in Coupled Human-Environment Systems, by Micheal H Kido Kenneth Y Kaneshiro Kevin N Montgomery


Watershed Management for Sustainability in Tropical Watersheds: An Integrated Hydrologic Modelling Approach, by Ali Fares


Watershed Assessment, Restoration, and Protection in Hawai'i, by Aly I El-Kadi Monica Mira
Theme 3: Participatory Approaches


Landscape-Scale Conservation: Fostering Partnerships through Ecosystem Service Approaches, by Rebecca L Goldman Gretchen C Daily


A Participatory Approach to Community Resource Management: Building Upon Local Knowledge and Concerns, by James B Friday Harold J McArthur Jr.
Theme 4: Case Studies


Changing Land Use in the Golden Triangle: Where the Rubber Meets the Road, by Maite Guardiola-Claramonte Jefferson M Fox Thomas W Giambelluca Peter A Troch


Effects of Feral Pigs (Sus scrofa) on Watershed Health in Hawai'i: A Literature Review and Preliminary Results on Runoff and Erosion, by Gregory L Bruland Chad A Browning Carl I Evensen


Sustainable Water Quality Management for Pacific Island Watersheds: Illustrations from American Samoa, Hawai'i, and Micronesia, by Carl I Evensen


The Transboundary Management of Groundwater Resources in Kumamoto, Japan, by Jun Shimada


Sustainability Science: Overview and Directions for Further Research, by Kimberly M. Burnett James Roumasset