Southeast Asia’s rich environment has been slowly eroded as the region taps its rich resources pursuing a growth-oriented paradigm. It is confronting serious issues such as the decrease of biodiversity and tropical forests and the degradation of peatlands. Concurrently, social issues tied to energy-dependent growth are never far from people’s lived experiences in the region, and have intensified over the last two decades. The purpose of this edited volume is to introduce dynamic approaches to the study of Southeast Asia’s environmental diversity from different disciplinary perspectives mainly through a natural/social science interface. It brings together scholars whose research is on the region’s environmental resource use and shared ecological challenges under the effects of present day globalization to offer insights for possible future directions.
KeywordsSoutheast Asia Environmental degradation Tropics Resources use Socio-ecology Agro-ecology Development
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