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Linking Social and Ecological Systems : Management Practices and Social Mechanisms for Building Resilience - Fikret Berkes

Linking Social and Ecological Systems

Management Practices and Social Mechanisms for Building Resilience

By: Johan Colding, Fikret Berkes (Editor), Carl Folke (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 4th December 2002
ISBN: 9780521591409
Number Of Pages: 476

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While scientists usually examine either ecological systems or social systems, the need exists for an interdisciplinary approach to the problems of environmental management and sustainable development. Developed under the auspices of the Beijer Institute in Stockholm, this volume analyzes 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 contributes to the greater understanding of essential social responses to changes in ecosystems. A key feature is a set of new, or rediscovered, principles for sustainable ecosystem management.

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'This is a scholarly work, with an international focus, providing detailed ethnography and analysis of local and regional resource management systems. It should prove useful to ecologists, some anthropologists, cultural geographers and ecological economists ... The systems-based, interdisciplinary, non-reductionist spirit that permeates this book represents a significant contribution to the understanding of human/nature relations.' Michael Redclift, The Times Higher Education Supplement 'Fikret Berkes and Carl Folke brought together a remarkable group of people and organized their scholarly work to produce a splendid volume that marries the best research on social and ecological systems that exists today.' Ecological Economics 'These volumes offer the basis of a synthetic view of environment and human decision-making. Such work is of the highest importance, both as a basis for policy and for its inherent intellectual challenge.' W. M. Adams, TREE 'Berkes and Folke have produced a high quality publication which contributes to the laying of foundations for more harmonious socio-environmental relations in the future' Journal of Applied Ecology '...an unusually coherent edited collection, which develops an unambiguous and compelling argument for adopting a rigorous interdisciplinary appraoch to natural resource management.' Journal of Applied Ecology 'A welcome contribution to the debate on the sustainable use of natural resources.' Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institution

Linking social and ecological systems for resilience and sustainability
Learning from Locally Devised Systems
People, refugia and resilience
Learning by fishing: practical engagement and environemntal concerns
Dalecarlia in Central Sweden before 1800: a society of social and ecological resilience Ulf Sporrong
Emergence of Resource Management Adaptations
Learning to design reslilient resource management: indigenous systems in the Canadian subarctic
Resilience and neotraditional populations: the cai├žaras of the Atlantic forest and caboclos of the Amazon (Brazil)
Indigenous African resource management of a tropical rain forest ecosystem: a case study of the Yoruba of Ara
Managing for human and ecological context in the Maine soft shell clam fishery
Success and Failure in Regional Systems
Resilient resource management in Mexico's forest ecosystems: the contribution of property rights
The resilience of pastoral herding in Sahelian Africa
Reviving the social system-ecosystem links in the Himalayas
Crossing the threshold of ecosystem resilience: the commercial extinction of northern cod
Designing New Approaches to Management
Science, sustainability and resource management
Integrated management of a temperate montane forest ecosystem through holistic forestry: a British Columbia example
Managing chaotic fisheries
Social mechanisms and institutional learning for resilience and sustainability
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ISBN: 9780521591409
ISBN-10: 0521591406
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 476
Published: 4th December 2002
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.55 x 15.93  x 3.51
Weight (kg): 1.0