Ecological economics is a compilation of 32 papers reporting a two-day workshop held to integrate the study of nature’s household (ecology) and man’s household (economics). The book benefits from the facilitated workshop by developing a comprehensive and cohesive structure while maintaining the diverse style of many prominent authors whose central themes are important for linking the two household disciplines. By bringing these themes together into one volume, the book provides an efficient conduit for accessing ecological economics by novice as well as veteran practioners and methodologists.
An integrated model of human-wildlife interdependence
This paper attempts to integrate wildlife-related ecologic and economic variables into an econometric model. The model reveals empirical evidence of the presumed interdependence of human-wildlife and the holistic nature of humanitys relationship to the ecosystem. Human use of biologic resources varies not only with income, education, and population, but also with sustainability of humankinds action relative to the quality and quantity of the supporting ecological base.