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xvi, 459 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Linking social and ecological systems for resilience and sustainability Fikret Berkes and Carl Folke-- Part I. Learning from Locally Devised Systems: 2. People, refugia and resilience Madhav Gadgil, Natabar S. Hemam and B. Mohan Reddy-- 3. Learning by fishing: practical engagement and environemntal concerns Gisli Palsson-- 4. Dalecarlia in Central Sweden before 1800: a society of social and ecological resilience Ulf Sporrong-- Part II. Emergence of Resource Management Adaptations: 5. Learning to design reslilient resource management: indigenous systems in the Canadian subarctic Fikret Berkes-- 6. Resilience and neotraditional populations: the caicaras of the Atlantic forest and caboclos of the Amazon (Brazil) Alpina Begossi-- 7. Indigenous African resource management of a tropical rain forest ecosystem: a case study of the Yoruba of Ara, Nigeria D. Michael Warren and Jennifer Pinkson-- 8. Managing for human and ecological context in the Maine soft shell clam fishery Susan S. Hanna-- Part III. Success and Failure in Regional Systems: 9. Resilient resource management in Mexico's forest ecosystems: the contribution of property rights Janis B. Alcorn and Victor M. Toledo-- 10. The resilience of pastoral herding in Sahelian Africa Maryam Niamir-Fuller-- 11. Reviving the social system-ecosystem links in the Himalayas Narpat S. Jodha-- 12. Crossing the threshold of ecosystem resilience: the commercial extinction of northern cod A. Christopher Finlayson and Bonnie J. McCay-- Part IV. Designing New Approaches to Management: 13. Science, sustainability and resource management C. S. Holling, Fikret Berkes and Carl Folke-- 14. Integrated management of a temperate montane forest ecosystem through holistic forestry: a British Columbia example Evelyn Pinkerton-- 15. Managing chaotic fisheries James M. Acheson, James A. Wilson and Robert S. Steneck-- 16. Social mechanisms and institutional learning for resilience and sustainability Carl Folke, Fikret Berkes and Johan Colding-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521591409 20160528
It is usually the case that scientists examine either ecological systems or social systems, yet the need for an interdisciplinary approach to the problems of environmental management and sustainable development is becoming increasingly obvious. Developed under the auspices of the Beijer Institute in Stockholm, this new book analyses social and ecological linkages in selected ecosystems using an international and interdisciplinary case study approach. The chapters provide detailed information on a variety of management practices for dealing with environmental change. Taken as a whole, the book will contribute to the greater understanding of essential social responses to changes in ecosystems, including the generation, accumulation and transmission of ecological knowledge, structure and dynamics of institutions, and the cultural values underlying these responses. A set of new (or rediscovered) principles for sustainable ecosystem management is also presented. Linking Social and Ecological Systems will be of value to natural and social scientists interested in sustainability.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521591409 20160528
Green Library
393 p.
  • 1. Introduction Fikret Berkes, Johan Colding and Carl Folke-- Part I. Perspectives on Resilience: 2. Adaptive dancing Lance Gunderson-- 3. Nature and society through the lens of resilience Iain J. Davidson-Hunt and Fikret Berkes-- 4. Redundancy and diversity Bobbi Low, Elinor Ostrom, Carl Simon and James Wilson-- Part II. Building Resilience in Local Management Systems: 5. The strategy of the commons Lars Carlsson-- 6. Management practices for building adaptive capacity Maria Tengo and Monica Hammer-- 7. Living with disturbance Johan Colding, Per Olsson and Thomas Elmqvist-- Part III. Social-ecological Learning and Adaption: 8. Exploring the role of local ecological knowledge in ecosystem management Madhav Gadgil, Per Olsson, Fikret Berkes and Carl Folke-- 9. Facing the adaptive challenge Kristen Blann, Steve Light and Jo Ann Musumeci-- 10. Caribou co-management in northern Canada Anne Kendrick-- Part IV. Cross-scale Institutional Response to Change: 11. Dynamics of social-ecological changes in a lagoon fishery in southern Brazil Cristiana Seixas and Fikret Berkes-- 12. Keeping ecological resilience afloat in cross-scale turbulence Janis Alcorn, John Bamba, Stefanus Masiun, Ita Natalia and Antoinette Royo-- 13. Policy transformations in the US Forest Sector, 1970-2000 Ronald L. Trosper-- 14. Synthesis Carl Folke, Johan Colding and Fikret Berkes.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521815925 20160528
In the effort towards sustainability, it has become increasingly important to develop conceptual frames to understand the dynamics of social and ecological systems. Drawing on complex systems theory, this book investigates how human societies deal with change in linked social-ecological systems, and build capacity to adapt to change. The concept of resilience is central in this context. Resilient social-ecological systems have the potential to sustain development by responding to and shaping change in a manner that does not lead to loss of future options. Resilient systems also provide capacity for renewal and innovation in the face of rapid transformation and crisis. The term navigating in the title is meant to capture this dynamic process. Case studies and examples from several geographic areas, cultures and resource types are included, merging forefront research from natural sciences, social sciences and the humanities into a common framework for new insights on sustainability.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521815925 20160528
Green Library


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