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Prepare for Impact! When People and Environment Collide in the Tropics

Stacey, Natasha E., Boggs, Guy S., Campbell, Bruce M. and Steffen, Will Ed. (2009). Prepare for Impact! When People and Environment Collide in the Tropics. Darwin, N.T.: Charles Darwin University Press (CDU Press).

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Title Prepare for Impact! When People and Environment Collide in the Tropics
Place of Publication Darwin, N.T.
Publisher Charles Darwin University Press (CDU Press)
Publication Year 2009
ISBN 9780980665017   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Editor Stacey, Natasha E.
Boggs, Guy S.
Campbell, Bruce M.
Steffen, Will
Total Pages 119
Language English
Field of Research 0502 - Environmental Science and Management
Abstract South East Asia and tropical Australia are undergoing major changes, which are likely to intensify in the next decade. Booming economies in China and India, and potentially other countries, are likely to drive exponential increases in demands for natural resources. Climate change is likely to have severe impacts, ranging from those associated with changes in severity of cyclones, to those associated with sea level rise in shallow oceans. Land cover transformations, already a common feature in many parts, could well decimate biodiversity. Human disease outbreaks, which have already caused alarm and economic disruption, could remain a feature of the region. The challenges are immense; it is timely to reflect on transforming forces and our responses. In May 2006, an international symposium was held in Darwin in the Northern Territory of Australia, to discuss these very issues. This publication features papers by leading researchers and policy makers on the following themes:•Drivers of Change; •Values & Livelihoods; •What Are the Changes and Their Impacts? The editors of this book all have wide experience in this area. Dr Natasha Stacey is an anthropologist with expertise in natural resource management in the Asia-Pacific region. Dr Guy Boggs has focused his GIS and modelling research on the use of technologies for understanding changes in spatial patterns of vegetation distribution, erosion and runoff response. Prof Bruce Campbell works in the tropics on four continents – from humid rainforests to dry woodlands and is focussed on achieving better outcomes for conservation and development and improving the well-being of people through natural resource management and use. Prof Will Steffen has research interests which span a broad range within the field of Earth System science.
Keyword Southeast Asia
Northern Australia
Natural Resource Management
Politics & Society
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