Our uncommon heritage: Biodiversity change, ecosystem services, and human wellbeing

Charles Perrings

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Biodiversity change is the biggest environmental problem of our time. It leads to much more than species extinctions, affecting the food we eat, the diseases we face, our vulnerability to fire and flood, and our ability to adaptto climate change. Our Uncommon Heritage explores the many dimensionsof human-driven biodiversity change. It integrates ecology, economics, and policy to examine the causes and consequences of changes in ecosystems, species and genes, and to identify better ways to manage those changes. Itexplores the place of biodiversity in the wealth of nations, the rights andresponsibilities people have for natural resources at local, regional, national, and international levels, and the challenges faced in protectingthe common good at the global level. This is an important book for studentsand researchers in the fields of conservation and sustainability science, ecology, natural resource economics and management. It also has much tosay to those engaged in international conservation, health, agriculture, forestry, and fisheries policy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages522
ISBN (Electronic)9781107338913
ISBN (Print)9781107043732
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)


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