Environmental Resources Use and Challenges in Contemporary Southeast Asia

Tropical Ecosystems in Transition

  • Mario Ivan Lopez
  • Jafar Suryomenggolo

Part of the Asia in Transition book series (AT, volume 7)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Mario Ivan Lopez, Jafar Suryomenggolo
    Pages 1-18
  3. Geospheric Circulations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Yasuyuki Kono, Takahiro Sato, Kazuo Watanabe, Shinsuke Tomita, Le Zhang
      Pages 21-39
    3. Sabrina Shaw, Samai Jai-In, Muanpong Juntopas
      Pages 41-75
  4. Eco-resources and Their Economic Significance

  5. The Politics of Energy and Resources-use

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 251-255

About this book


This edited volume introduces dynamic approaches to the study of Southeast Asia’s environmental diversity from different disciplinary perspectives, mainly through a natural and social science interface. It brings together scholars whose research on the region’s environmental resource use and shared ecological challenges under the effects of present day globalization, offers insights for possible future directions. The volume introduces unique approaches to the study of Southeast Asia’s environmental changes and resource management under the effects of intensifying economic change in the region. It also looks at the slow erosion of Southeast Asia’s rich environment and confronts serious issues such as the decrease of biodiversity and tropical forests, and the degradation of peat lands. Concurrently, the volume addresses social issues which are tied to energy-dependent growth and have intensified over the last two decades. It also looks at new roadmaps that are being created to protect, conserve, and manage the environment. By investigating the many ecological issues surrounding us, the volume brings to light the constant struggles we are facing whilst trying to develop a more inclusive and equitable approach to natural resources governance. This volume is relevant for students, academics and researchers who have an interest in the Southeast Asian environment and the way in which we use and interact with it. 


Tropical ecosystems in transition Southeast Asia’s environmental changes and resource management Southeast Asia's ecosystems Development mechanisms of tropical agriculture Trade in agro-energy Geospheric circulations Eco-resources and their economic significance Peatland restoration Sustainable peatland management The politics of energy and resources-use Organic agriculture Agribusiness Palm oil industrial restructuring Rain-fed paddy cultivation Input-intensive agriculture Soil microorganisms Tropical agriculture Sustainable forest management

Editors and affiliations

  • Mario Ivan Lopez
    • 1
  • Jafar Suryomenggolo
    • 2
  1. 1.Kyoto UniversityKyotoJapan
  2. 2.National Graduate Institute for Policy StudiesTokyoJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-8880-3
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-8881-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2364-8252
  • Series Online ISSN 2364-8260
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