2009 - Editorial: PENSOFT - ISBN:978-954-642-490-7- Pags 366
Tots els autors':
Beatriz Rodriguez-Labajos, Joachim H. Spangenberg, Laura Maxim, Joan Martínez-Alier, Rosa Binimelis, Nicola Gallai, Piret Kuldna, Iliana Monterroso, Kaja Peterson, Meelis Uustal
Humans play an undeniable role in the acceleration of threats to the diversity of ecosystems, species and genes. This book is a response to the urgent need of policy oriented socio-ecological research, profoundly based on empirical evidence.
Socio-environmental patterns and political responses are compared through the use of case studies analyzing a range of pressures to biodiversity. Aquatic bioinvasions in the Ebro River and Lake Izabal exemplify socio-environmental processes linked to river basins. Other cases examine processes at the regional level: the social attitudes to genetically modified organisms in Catalan agriculture, the implementation of a Regional Strategy for Biodiversity in the Île-de-France, the management of an invasive insect in the city of Paris, and the comparative analysis in Kent (UK) an Tartu (Estonia) country of the effects of the Common Agricultural Policy on pollinators’ diversity. An economic valuation of the decline of pollinators in Germany and Spain, and an analysis of land use changes in the new EU member states focus on processes at the national scale within the EU frame. A case study in Argentina, about the emergence of pesticide resistance in an invasive pest, embodies the relationship between a national state and the processes of the world economy.
The ALARM project aims to promote creative thinking. Inspired by ecological economics, methodologies employed range from multi-criteria evaluation and participatory techniques to social network analysis, valuation of environmental services, scenario modelling and historical analysis. The authors have uniquely explored case-study-based research for socio-economic analyses of biodiversity risks. Emphasis is put both on the lessons learnt from the comparative analysis as well as on the methodological innovations.
Chapter authors with ICTA researchers collaboration
- The socio-economics of biodiversity risks: Reasons for and methods of analysis, and their application in case studies (p. 13-30)
Beatriz Rodriguez-Labajos, Joachim H. Spangenberg, Laura Maxim, Rosa Binimelis, Piret Kuldna, Iliana Monterroso, Kaja Peterson, Meelis Uustal
- Hydrilla verticillata: A socio-economic analysis of the invasion process in Lake Izabal, Guatemala(p. 31-67)
Iliana Monterroso, Rosa Binimelis, Beatriz Rodríguez-Labajos
- The arrival of Dreissena polymorpha and Silurus glanis in the Ebro River: Socio-economics of interlinked aquatic bioinvasions (p. 69-112)
Beatriz Rodriguez-Labajos, Rosa Binimelis, Iliana Monterroso, Joan Martinez-Alier
- Cameraria ohridella in Paris, France (p. 159-179)
Rosa Binimelis, Mariana Walter, Beatriz Rodríguez-Labajos, Iliana Monterroso
- Social attitudes towards GMOs in Catalonia (p. 181-203)
Rosa Binimelis, Iliana Monterroso, Beatriz Rodriguez-Labajos
- Bioinvasions and bioeconomy: The case of johnsongrass invasion in Argentinean agriculture (p. 235-259)
Iliana Monterroso, Rosa Binimelis, Walter Pengue
- Methods for the socio-economics of biodiversity: lessons from ALARM (p. 327-366)
Laura Maxim, Joachim H. Spangenberg, Iliana Monterroso, Rosa Binimelis, Beatriz Rodriguez Labajos, Kaja Peterson, Piret Kuldna, Meelis Uustal, Joan Martinez Alier
ALARM: assessing risks to Biodiversity