Book Volume 1 2013

Human-Environment Interactions

Current and Future Directions


ISBN: 978-94-007-4779-1 (Print) 978-94-007-4780-7 (Online)

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxx

  2. Chapter

    Pages 1-24

    Introduction to Human-Environment Interactions Research

  3. Health and Adaptation Approaches

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 25-27

    2. Chapter

      Pages 29-52

      A Half-Century Portrait: Health Transition in the Xavante Indians from Central Brazil

    3. Chapter

      Pages 53-77

      Balancing People, Policies, and Resources in Rural Tibet

    4. Chapter

      Pages 79-94

      Human-Wildlife Contact and Emerging Infectious Diseases

  4. Land Change and Landscape Management Approaches

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 95-96

    2. Chapter

      Pages 97-112

      Change in Natural Resource Management: An Experiment with “Participatory GIS”

    3. Chapter

      Pages 113-139

      Peopled Parks: Forest Change in India’s Protected Landscapes

    4. Chapter

      Pages 141-163

      Public-Private Interactions in the Conservation of Private Forests in the United States

    5. Chapter

      Pages 165-209

      The Monitoring of Land-Cover Change and Management across Gradient Landscapes in Africa

  5. Institutional and Political Ecology Approaches

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 211-212

    2. Chapter

      Pages 213-234

      Between Cooperation and Conflict: The Implementation of Agro-Extractive Settlements in the Lower Amazon Floodplain

    3. Chapter

      Pages 235-250

      Conservation of Natural Resources: Which Matters – Having a Regulation or the Size of the Penalty Imposed?

    4. Chapter

      Pages 251-273

      Small-Scale Farmers and the Challenges of Environmental Conservation and Rural Development: Case Studies from the State of São Paulo and the Amazon Region

    5. Chapter

      Pages 275-294

      Institutional Evolution, Forest Conservation, and Rapid Change in Rural Honduras

    6. Chapter

      Pages 295-318

      Land-Use Institutions and Natural Resources in Fast-Growing Communities at the Urban-Rural Fringe

  6. Historical and Archeological Approaches

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 319-320

    2. Chapter

      Pages 321-342

      Agroforestry in Tomé-Açu: An Alternative to Pasture in the Amazon

    3. Chapter

      Pages 343-369

      Changing Driving Forces, Imposed Tenure Regimes, and Tree-Cover Change on Village Landscapes in the West Mengo Region of Uganda, 1890–2002

    4. Chapter

      Pages 371-388

      Was Agriculture a Key Productive Activity in Pre-Colonial Amazonia? The Stable Productive Basis for Social Equality in the Central Amazon

  7. Future Directions

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 389-389

    2. Chapter

      Pages 391-400

      Human-Environment Research: Past Trends, Current Challenges, and Future Directions

  8. Back Matter

    Pages 401-404