The Economics of Non-Convex Ecosystems

Description

Economists often assume that ecosystem and population dynamics are subject to convex, even linear processes. But research by ecosystem and population ecologists suggests that such processes are very often non-convex, for example a possible flip of the Gulf Stream due to fresh water intrusion from melting glaciers. This has dramatic implications for environmental and resource economics, since mistakes in management could prove more costly than imagined.

Details

Author(s)
Partha Dasgupta, Karl-Goran Maler
Format
Paperback | 190 pages
Dimensions
160 x 240 x 10.67mm | 630g
Publication date
01 Jun 2004
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Publication City/Country
New York, NY, United States
Language
English
Edition Statement
2004 ed.
Illustrations note
VI, 190 p.
ISBN10
1402018649
ISBN13
9781402018640