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Ecological Economics Reviews (1)

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Edited by Karin E. Limburg (SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, New York) and Robert Costanza and Ida Kubiszewski (Gund Institute for Ecological Economics, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont)

Ecological Economics Reviews (1)

Published: February 2010

Volume 1185

This inaugural issue of a new Annals series contains reviews on topics that are at the crossroads of ecology and economics.

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This inaugural issue of a new Annals series contains reviews on topics that are at the crossroads of ecology and economics. Browse through papers by leading international experts in the science of sustainability.

Questions about the issue may be submitted to either Douglas Braaten, Director and Executive Editor of the Annals, or Ida Kubiszewski (, volume managing editor

Published in collaboration with

Editorial Advisory Board

Bernardo Aguilar, Paula Antunes, Ruchi Badola, Cutler Cleveland, Lisa Deutsch, Jon Erickson, Stephen Farber, Joshua Farley, Carl Folke, John Gowdy, Charles Hall, Richard Howarth, Sabine O'Hara, David Orr, Charles Perrings, Eva Roth, and Peter Victor


Ecological Economics Reviews: An introduction to the inaugural volume.
Robert Costanza and Karin Limburg

Part I. Fundamentals

The science of ecological economics: a content analysis of ecological economics, 1989–2004.
Valerie A. Luzadis, Leandro Castello, Jaewon Choi, Eric Greenfield, Sung-kyun Kim, John Munsell, Erik Nordman, Carol Franco, and Flavien Olowabi

Connecting Thermodynamics and Economics: well lit roads and burned bridges.
Mark David Glucina and Kozo Mayumi

Part II. Approaches

The role of input-output analysis of energy and ecologic systems in the early development of ecological economics—a personal perspective.
Bruce Hannon

Agent-based modeling in ecological economics.
Scott Heckbert, Tom Baynes, and Andrew Reeson

Valuing ecosystem services: theory, practice, and the need for a trans-disciplinary synthesis.
Shuang Liua, Robert Costanza, Stephen Farber, and Austin Troy

Ecosystem valuation: a sequential decision support system and quality assessment issues.
R. Kerry Turner, Sian Morse-Jones, and Brendan Fisher

Year in Review—EROI or Energy Return on (Energy) Invested.
David J. Murphy and Charles A. S. Hall

Part III. Case studies

Biofuels and sustainability.
Barry D. Solomon

Re-assessing the forest impacts of protection: the challenge of non-random location and a corrective method.
Lucas Joppa and Alexander Pfaff

Economic valuation of climate change adaptation in developing countries.
Jesper Stage

Part III. Equitability and governance

Commoditization and Oppression: a systems approach to understanding the economic dynamics of modes of oppression.
Jack P. Manno

Democratizing economics: Pluralism as a path toward sustainability.
Peter Söderbaum and Judy Brown

Public sector administration of ecological economics systems using mediated modeling.
Marjan van den Belt, Jennifer R. Kenyan, Elizabeth Krueger, Alison Maynard, Matthew Galen Roy, and Ian Raphael

Part IV. Emerging perspectives

Pro-environmental behavior: rational choice meets moral motivation.
Rama Mohana R. Turaga, Richard B. Howarth, and Mark E. Borsuk

The road to sustainability must bridge three great divides.
James Aronson, James N. Blignaut, Rudolf de Groot, Andre Clewell, Porter P. Lowry II, Paddy Woodworth, Richard M. Cowling, Daniel Renison, Joshua Farley, Christelle Fontaine, David Tongway, Samuel Levy, Suzanne J. Milton, Orlando Rangel, Bev Debrincat, and Chris Birkinshaw

Ecological economics and economic growth.
Peter A. Victor