Natural Resource Management for Sustainable Development in the Caribbean
$9.99

Natural Resource Management for Sustainable Development in the Caribbean

By Ivan Goodbody, Elizabeth Thomas-Hope
US$ 9.99
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Table of Contents
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction: Managing Nature as Resource
    • Resources from Nature - Issues of Ethics and Governance
    • Types of Impact of the Human Use of Nature
    • Population
    • Management of Natural Resources
    • Scope and Organization of this Volume
    • References and Further Reading
  • Chapter 1: The Planetary Environment: A Chemical Perspective
    • Introduction
    • Chemical Bonds and the Shapes of Molecules and Ions
    • Types of Chemical Reaction
    • The Structure and Composition of the Earth’s Environment
    • The Origins of Our Earth Environment
    • The Composition and Structure of the Spheres of our Earth Environment
      • The Biosphere
      • The Lithosphere
      • The Hydrosphere
      • The Atmosphere
    • The Earth’s Energy Balance
      • Stratospheric Ozone
      • The Greenhouse Effect
    • Biogeochemical Cycles
      • The Carbon Biogeochemical Cycle
        • Carbon in the Atmosphere
        • Carbon in the Lithosphere and Biosphere
        • Carbon in the Hydrosphere
        • Transport of Carbon Between Spheres
      • The Biogeochemistry of Metals
        • The Lead Cycle
      • The Phosphorus and Nitrogen Cycles
        • The Phosphorus Cycle
      • The Nitrogen Cycle
    • The Role of Chemical Analyses in Environmental Chemistry
    • Conclusion
    • References and Further Reading
  • Chapter 2: Water Resources
    • Introduction
    • The Hydrologic Cycle
    • The Hydrologic Framework
      • The Hydrologic Basin
      • Surface Water
      • Groundwater
    • Water Balances
      • Surface Water Balance
      • Groundwater Balance
      • Groundwater Utilization in the Caribbean
    • Watershed Planning and Management
      • Dams
      • Water Yield
    • Water Resources Management
      • Integrated Water Resources Planning and Management
      • Institutionalization of the Integration Process
    • Development and Use of Water
      • Agriculture
      • Industry
      • Domestic Use
      • Water as Habitat
      • Fresh Water from Sea Water
      • Water and Conflict
    • Watershed Processes and Their Impact on Water Resources
      • Forest Hydrology
      • Impact of Logging on Water Yield
      • Flood and Drought
    • Water Quality
      • Factors Affecting Water Quality
    • Water Resource Management and Sustainability
      • Definition of Water Resource Sustainability
      • Water Scarcity
    • Water Resource Management: Problems and Issues in the Tropics
      • Demand Analysis and Management
      • Options for a Sustainable Future
    • Conclusion
    • References and Further Reading
  • Chapter 3: Living Aquatic Resource Management
    • Introduction
    • The Nature of the Management System
      • Trends in Fishery Management
    • Theoretical Bases of Living Aquatic Resource Management
      • Single-Species Population Models
      • Multispecies and Ecosystem Considerations
        • Technical Interactions
        • Species Interactions
        • Ecosystem Interactions
      • The Bioeconomic Model
      • The Development Sequence of a Fishery
    • An Overview of Caribbean Fisheries
      • The Harvesting Subsector
      • Fishery Resource Types
        • Shallow Reef Fishes
        • Deep Slope and Bank Fishes
        • Spiny Lobster
        • Conch
        • Large Pelagic Fishes
        • Coastal Pelagic Fishes
        • Small Pelagic Fishes
        • Shrimps
        • Groundfish
        • Coastal Demersal
        • Miscellaneous
      • Post-Harvest Handling of the Catch
      • Distribution and Marketing of the Catch
    • Development and Management
      • Management Objectives and Reference Points
      • Data and Information Requirements
        • Traditional Knowledge
        • Resource Assessment
      • Management Measures
        • Control Measures
        • Monitoring, Control, and Surveillance (MCS)
        • Parks and Protected Areas
        • Adaptive Management
      • The Legislative Basis of Fishery Management
        • The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS)
      • Institutional Requirements
        • National
        • International
        • Research and Development Institutions
        • Co-Management
      • Environmental Linkages and Integrated Coastal Zone Management
      • Relationships Among Harvesting, Processing, and Marketing Subsectors
    • Conclusions and Future Directions
    • Rerferences and Further Reading
    • Appendices
      • Appendix 1: The “Tragedy of the Commons”
      • Appendix 2: Earth Summit - Agenda 21
      • Appendix 3: Risk and Uncertainty in Fisheries Management
  • Chapter 4: Managing Forest Resources
    • Overview
    • Introduction
    • Existing Forest Resources
      • Forest Area
      • Forest Ownership
      • Forest Types
      • Demand and Supply
    • Direct and Indirect Benefits of Forestry
      • Timber and Minor Forest Products
      • Other Benefits from Forests
      • Nature Tourism
    • Forest Destruction and Overexploitation
    • Forest Ecology and Biological Diversity
      • Assessment of Biological Diversity
      • Conservation of Wildlife
      • The Iwokrama International Rain Forest Programme
    • Management of Forests for Sustained Yield
      • Forests and Sustainable Development
      • Forest Policy
      • Forest Legislation
      • Forest Management
      • Yield Regulation
    • Plantation Forestry and Agroforestry Systems
      • Maintenance and Thinning
      • Agroforestry Systems
      • Fuelwood Needs
      • Some Economic Considerations
    • Revision of National Economic Strategies
    • Conclusion
    • References and Further Reading
  • Chapter 5: Sustainable Development of Caribbean Agriculture
    • Introduction
    • Sustainability Issues Associated with Agriculture
      • Pesticides
      • Fertilizers
      • Livestock
      • Irrigation
    • Overview of Caribbean Agriculture
    • The Impact of Agriculture on the Caribbean Environment
      • Soil
      • Water
      • Air
      • Forests
      • Other Natural Resources
      • Human Health
      • Economic Impact
      • Social Factors
      • Overall Assessment
    • Sustainability Challenges for Caribbean Agriculture
    • Alternative Production Systems Towards Sustainable Caribbean Agriculture
    • Socio-Economic Strategies
      • Trade Liberalization
      • Promotion of Economic Growth
      • Improvement of Human Capital in Agriculture
    • Conclusion
    • References and Further Reading
  • Chapter 6: Energy and Sustainable Development
    • Introduction
    • History of the Oil Industry
    • The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries
    • Heavy Oil and Tar Sands
    • Coal
    • Nuclear Power
    • Future Energy Supply
    • Is Renewable Energy Important?
      • Hydropower
      • Solar Thermal Energy
      • Photovoltaic Energy
      • Wind Energy
      • Biomass
      • Geothermal Energy
      • Fuel Cells
    • Integrating Renewables with the Grid
    • Technology Transition
    • Environmental Constraints
    • Policy
    • Epilogue
      • Gender-Sensitive Energy Planning
      • The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM)
      • How Much More Oil?
      • The Electricity Sector
      • Sustainable Energy for the Caribbean
    • References and Further Reading
  • Chapter 7: Recreational Use of Natural Resources
    • Introduction
    • Recreational Use and Impact on the Natural Environment
      • Physical Exercise
        • Containment
        • Landscaping
        • Visitor Information
        • Regulation
        • Mechanical Vehicles
      • Natural History Interest
        • Physical Impact
        • Disturbance of the Biota
      • Aquatic Activities
        • Boating
        • Swimming
        • Snorkelling/SCUBA Diving
      • Hunting
    • Management
      • Conservation of the Attraction
      • Revenue Generation
        • Financial Sustainability
        • The Potential for Expansion
      • Effects of Recreation on Resource Quality
      • Local Use Versus Tourism
    • Recreation in Action - the Jamaican Experience
      • Coastal Recreation
      • Inland Recreation
        • National Parks
        • Recreational Activity in the Blue and John Crow National Park
        • The Montego Bay Marine Park
    • Conclusion
    • References and further reading
  • Chapter 8: Coastal Zone Management
    • Introduction
      • Definition of the Coastal Zone
      • Resource Utilization
      • The Need for Management
    • Description of the Coastal Zone
      • Major Components, Resources, and Processes
      • Beaches
      • Watersheds, Rivers, and Estuaries
      • Harbours, Bays, and Coastal Lagoons
      • Wetlands, Marshes, and Swamps
      • Coral Reefs and Seagrass Beds
    • Economic Activities of the Coastal Zone
      • Urbanization
      • Shipping and Ports
      • Recreation and Tourism
      • Mining and Quarrying
      • Agriculture and Agro-industry
      • Aquaculture
      • Fisheries
      • Scientific Research and National Parks
    • Management of the Coastal Zone
      • Environmental Setting
      • Principles of Environmental Management
      • Population Pressures
      • Land Use
      • Waste Management and Pollution Control
      • Sanitation and Public Health
      • Disaster Management
    • Developing a Coastal Zone Management Programme
      • Methodologies
      • Resources Evaluation
      • Impact Assessment
      • Natural Resources Accounting
      • The Institutional Framework
    • Conclusion
    • References and Further Reading
  • Contributors
  • Index
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