Environmental and Natural Resources Mathematics
About this Title
Robert W. McKelvey, Editor
Publication: Proceedings of Symposia in Applied Mathematics
Publication Year: 1985; Volume 32
ISBNs: 978-0-8218-0087-4 (print); 978-0-8218-9247-3 (online)
This volume is the proceedings of the AMS Short Course held in Eugene, Oregon in August 1984. The discussions explored the fascinating role that mathematicians and mathematically trained scientists have played throughout the development of the discipline of natural resource modeling, and in economic theory in general. Also discussed were ways in which concepts and techniques of modeling might best be incorporated into graduate and undergraduate mathematics education.
The term “natural resources” should be interpreted broadly, encompassing air and water resources, land and soil, minerals and oil, energy resources, and such biological resources as fisheries, agricultural crops, forests, and wildlife. The objective of the Short Course, and of this volume, is to demonstrate that, despite the great diversity of kinds of natural resources, a coherent theory has developed concerning the efficient and conservative management of resources, and that this theory has a substantial mathematical component.
Table of Contents
- Richard E. Plant – Applications of mathematics in insect pest management [MR 808971]
- Maureen L. Cropper – Economic incentives for pollution control [MR 808972]
- Geoffrey Heal – Depletion and discounting: a classical issue in the economics of exhaustible resources [MR 808973]
- Colin W. Clark – Capital theoretic aspects of renewable resource management [MR 808974]
- Frank H. Clarke – Applying abstract control theory to concrete models: a casebook [MR 808975]
- G. Chichilnisky – International trade in resources: a general equilibrium analysis [MR 808976]
- Robert McKelvey, G. Heal, G. Chichilnisky, C. Clark, Pat Kenschaft, R. Plant and Charles Pace – The role of mathematicians in natural resource modeling: panel discussion [MR 808977]