The Deforestation of the Amazon : A Case Study in Understanding Ecosystems and Their Value

TitleThe Deforestation of the Amazon : A Case Study in Understanding Ecosystems and Their Value
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication1999
AuthorsCamill, P
Corporate AuthorsNational Center for Case Study Teaching in Science, University at Buffalo,
Date Published12/1999
PublisherNational Center for Case Study Teaching in Science, University at Buffalo
KeywordsAGRICULTURE , Amazon; , BIODIVERSITY , BIOPROSPECTING , Botany , business , Cost-Benefit , Deforestation , Developing , ECOLOGICAL , ECONOMICS , ecosystem , ecotourism , ENVIRONMENTAL ethics , Environmental Sciences , rainforest , SOUTH , tropical , tropics
AbstractIn this case study, students examine tropical deforestation in the Amazon from the perspective of three dominant stakeholders in the region: a peasant farmer, logger, and environmentalist. As part of the exercise, students perform a cost-benefit analysis of clearing a plot of tropical forest in the Amazon from the perspective of one of these stakeholder groups. Developed for a course in global change biology, this case could also be used in courses in general ecology, environmental science, environmental ethics, environmental policy, and environmental/ecological economics.
URLhttp://sciencecases.lib.buffalo.edu/cs/collection/detail.asp?case_id=318&id=318
Home Web Sitehttp://sciencecases.lib.buffalo.edu/
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