Pushpam Kumar

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Agricultural lands occupy 37% of the earth's land surface. Agriculture accounts for 52 and 84% of global anthropogenic methane and nitrous oxide emissions. Agricultural soils may also act as a sink or source for CO2, but the net flux is small. Many agricultural practices can potentially mitigate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, the most prominent of which(More)
This paper attempts to review the literature and the emerging policy issues on valuation of plant diversity for pharmaceutical uses. Some of the acclaimed valuation works done in the last 15 years (1985–2000) have been considered for this purpose. Their methodologies have been scrutinized, findings evaluated and policy recommendations examined. Since these(More)
This paper attempts to examine the contribution of indigenous and traditional knowledge in the process of bioprospecting, and analyzes how such knowledge influences the benefits of bioprospecting. Empirical evidence suggests that (i) out of the two widely debated but dissenting hypotheses on the benefits of bioprospecting, one estimating higher values is(More)
This paper describes the process of urbanization and land use change in the urban ecosystems of the National Capital Region (NCR) of Delhi, India. Two types of land use change are considered-from natural to urban and from agricultural to urban. Both types are explained in terms of economic variables known to be drivers of change. A panel data method was(More)
Coordinating Lead Authors: Ben S. Malayang III, Thomas Hahn, Pushpam Kumar Lead Authors: Sarika Maharaj, Erin Bohensky, Tiago Domingos, Colin Filer Contributing Authors: John B.R. Agard, Hernán Blanco, Suocheng Dong, Maria Victoria Espaldon, Christo Fabricius, Yogesh Gokhale, Manal Hefny, Jakob Lundberg, Ankur Patwardhan, Esther Camac Ramirez, Bibhab(More)
This book provides an encyclopedic review and synthesis of the literature on the economics of ecosystems and biodiversity. It is a must-have reference book for anyone doing valuation studies of environmental resources and for instructors and scholars in this area. In addition to what one would expect of any exhaustive review of the economic valuation(More)
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