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Ecological Research

, Volume 24, Issue 5, pp 943–944 | Cite as

Ecological risk management from Asian viewpoints

  • Hiroyuki MatsudaEmail author
  • Nobuhiro Kaneko
  • Fumito Koike
Special Feature Ecological risk management
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In many Asian countries, ecosystems are usually being destroyed, and ecosystem services are being significantly degraded as a result of population growth and economic development. We seek a balance between economical development and nature conservation in these countries. Toward this goal, we, 16 faculties of Yokohama National University and four faculties of National Institute of Environmental Studies, got a grant from Japan Society for Promotion of Sciences (JSPS) entitled “Global Eco-risk Management from Asian Viewpoints” (Eco-Risk Asia) as a Global Center of Excellence (G-COE) starting from 2007 for 5 years. In this program, we aim to (1) analyze and present a vision of international environmental risk management as well as its basic method and system; (2) investigate and analyze the ecosystem functions of forest vegetation, soil, and coastal regions of Asia, and (3) develop and apply a concrete and practical method for risk management for ecosystem services in the developing...

Keywords

Ecosystem Service Risk Management Adaptive Management Precautionary Principle International Arena 
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© The Ecological Society of Japan 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hiroyuki Matsuda
    • 1
    Email author
  • Nobuhiro Kaneko
    • 1
  • Fumito Koike
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Environment and Information SciencesYokohama National UniversityYokohamaJapan

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