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Biodiversity, land-use change, and human well-being

Kanchan Ratna Chopra

Biodiversity, land-use change, and human well-being

a study of aquaculture in the Indian Sundarbans

by Kanchan Ratna Chopra

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Published by Oxford University Press in New Delhi .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [259]-266) and indexes.

StatementKanchan Chopra, Preeti Kapuria, Pushpam Kumar.
ContributionsKapuria, Preeti., Kumar, Pushpam.
The Physical Object
Paginationxviii, 273 p. :
Number of Pages273
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23689768M
ISBN 100198060211
ISBN 109780198060215
LC Control Number2009346374

Ecosystems and Human Well-being is the first product of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA), a four-year international work program designed to meet the needs of decision-makers for scientific information on the links between ecosystem change and human well-being. Some Highlights of Land Use Change, Climate Change and Biodiversity Mohamed Tawfic Ahmed Suez Canal University, Egypt. Introduction Biodiversity is the web of life that distinguishes planet Earth from the other lifeless spheres in our solar system, if not the universe. Biodiversity is short for biological diversity. It describes the variety of living organisms of all .

  Changes in land use through land degradation, and climate change, are the most prominent factors. Perturbation of 'ecosystem goods and services' is just one part of this bigger picture. Full size Cited by: on the links between ecosystem change and human well-being. It was launched by United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan in June , and the princi-pal assessment reports will be released in The MA focuses on how changes in ecosystem services have affected human well-being, how ecosystem changes.

Introduction. The earth's capacity to provide enough living space, food, and clean water to meet human needs as well as the habitat needs of other species is being severely tested –.A growing global human population and the associated increase in demand for living space, food, water, fuel, and other materials and services makes ecosystem service and biodiversity sustenance Cited by: The great advances in scientific analysis have improved the measurement of land use change, the understanding of the causes, and the development of predictive models. Predicting how land-use changes affect forest ecosystems requires a good understanding of the human–environment interactions associated with land-use change.


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Finally, the book takes research on biodiversity and ecosystem functioning further than it has ever gone into the human dimension, describing the most pressing environmental challenges that face humanity and the effects of diversity on: climate change mitigation, restoration of degraded habitats, managed ecosystems, pollination, disease, and /5(5).

Biodiversity Land Use Change and Human Well-Being A Study of Aquaculture in the Indian Sunderbans C. Chopra. This volume deals with the growth of aquaculture farming, largely driven by export demand, in the Sunderbans and its impact on the ecosystem, biodiversity, land use change, and human well-being.

This volume examines the impact of increased aquaculture on biodiversity, land-use change, and human well-being in the Indian Sundarbans. The authors find that large tracts of land have been converted from agriculture to aquaculture driven by short run profit considerations and availability of cheap labour.

The expansion and intensification of human land use in recent decades is resulting in major changes in biodiversity. Biodiversity, a term that has. Conceptualizing the link between marine ecosystem services and human well-being: the case of offshore wind farming. International Journal of Biodiversity Science, Ecosystem Services & Management, Vol.

7, Issue. 3, p. Cited by: What has been less recognized is that biodiversity also influences human well-being, including the access to water and basic materials for a satisfactory life, and security in the face of environmental change, through its effects on the ecosystem processes that lie at the core of the Earth's most vital life support by: UNESCO – EOLSS SAMPLE CHAPTERS LAND USE, LAND COVER AND SOIL SCIENCES – Vol.

I - Land-Use, Land-Cover Changes and Biodiversity Loss - Helena Freitas ©Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS) was estimated Biodiversity be of % yr–1 (% yr–1 for the Mediterranean basin), substantially larger than the average world growth rate (% yr–1), and.

Biodiversity and Human Wellbeing. biodiversity and human well being. What is the problem. Human actions are fundamentally, and to a significant extent irreversibly, changing the diversity of life on Earth, and most of these changes represent a loss of biodiversity.

Changes in important components of biological diversity were more rapid in the past 50 years than at any time in human. Abstract. Biodiversity continues to decline under the effect of multiple human pressures. We give a brief overview of the main pressures on biodiversity, before focusing on the two that have a predominant effect: land-use and climate change.

We discuss how interactions between land-use and climate change in terrestrial systems are likely to have Cited by: 5. That means addressing the activities driving land-use change and changes in our seas and oceans, climate change, pollution and the spread of invasive species.

Importantly, these root causes are all related to our lifestyles. That’s why we say, although the biodiversity crisis looks biological, the causes and solutions are deeply social.

Land use change, pollution, poor water quality, chemical and waste contamination, climate change and other causes of ecosystem degradation all contribute to biodiversity loss and, can pose considerable threats to human health.

Human health and well-being are influenced by the health of local plant and animal communities, and the integrity of. Biodiversity Change and Human Health brings together leading experts from the natural science and social science realms as well as the medical community to explore the explicit linkages between human-driven alterations of biodiversity and documented impacts of those changes on human health.

The book utilizes multidisciplinary approaches to explore and address the complex interplay between natural biodiversity and human health and well-being. Figure 1 taken from Global Biodiversity Outlook 2 demonstrates the link between ecosystem services and human well-being and drivers of change.1 ˛ e di˝ erent levels (genes, species, ecosystems) and aspects of biodiversity directly and indirectly contribute to ecosystem goods and services, which not only deliver the.

Therefore, this book, “Land Use, Climate Change and Biodiversity Modeling: Perspectives and Applications,” is unique and is distinguished from existing titles within the subject area. In addition, it responds to the remaining controversial issue on the effects of accumulative land-use and climate change on biodiversity.

Impacts of land use change on ecosystem services and implications for human well-being in Spanish drylands. Human decisions regarding land use management have affected the status of ecosystems and therefore the ecosystem services supply. We identified four land use-land cover changes that summarize the most common management by: As land-use change and other an thropogenic disturbances to ecosystems impact biodiversity, we continue to learn more about how much humans depend upon the natural world and biodiversity for their well-being.

Biodiversity redistribution under climate change: Impacts on ecosystems and human well-being Abstract Distributions of Earth's species are changing at accelerating rates, increasingly driven by human-mediated climate change.

Such changes are already altering the composition of ecological communities, but beyondCited by:   A meta-analysis at a local scale reveals that land-use change has caused species richness to decline by approximately % on average globally, mainly as a result of large increases in croplands Cited by: Biodiversity, land-use change, and human well-being: a study of aquaculture in the Indian Sundarbans.

Benefits of biodiversity to human health and well-being Article (PDF Available) in Park Science 31(1) January with Reads How we measure 'reads'. In the arid ecosystems of the Mediterranean region of southeastern Spain, the consequences of LULC changes on the capacity of ecosystems to provide services are especially important due to the ecological vulnerability and high biodiversity of these ecosystems (Palutikof et al.,Sala et al.,Lázaro et al.,Spanish NEA, ).This area is the driest region in Cited by: ""Climate Change and Biodiversity provides" current, state-of-the-art understanding of global change effects on biodiversity, and it offers insights into moving the discipline forward, scientifically.

I foresee that this book will become the benchmark for much future work in this important area."--Oswald Schmitz, Yale University/5(3). Biodiversity Is Both a Response Variable Affected by Global Change Drivers and a Factor That Affects Human Well-Being Three recent publications from the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment [ 2–4 ], an initiative involving more than 1, scientists from all over the world [ 5 ], provide an updated picture of the fundamental messages and key Cited by: