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Linking social and ecological systems : management practices and social mechanisms for building resilience

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
Print Book, English, 1998
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, U.K., 1998
xvi, 459 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
9780521591409, 9780521785624, 0521591406, 0521785626
People, refugia, and resilience / Madhav Gadgil, Natabar Shyam Hemam, and B. Mohan Reddy
Learning by fishing: practical engagement and environmental concerns / Gísli Pálsson
Dalecarlia in central Sweden before 1800: a society of social stability and ecological resilience / Ulf Sporrong
Indigenous knowledge and resource management systems in the Canadian subarctic / Fikret Berkes
Resilience and neo-traditional populations: the caiçaras (Atlantic Forest) and the caboclos (Amazon, Brazil) / Alpina Begossi
Indigenous African resource management of a tropical rainforest ecosystem: a case study of the Yoruba of Ara, Nigeria / D. Michael Warren and Jennifer Pinkston
Managing for human and ecological context in the Maine soft-shell clam industry / Susan S. Hanna
Resilient resource management in Mexico's forest ecosystems: the contribution of property rights / Janis B. Alcorn and Victor M. Toledo
The resilience of pastoral herding in Sahelian Africa / Maryam Niamir-Fuller
Reviving the social system-ecosystem links in the Himalayas / Narpat S. Jodha
Crossing the threshold of ecosystem resilience: the commercial extinction of northern cod / A. Christopher Finlayson and Bonnie J. McCay
Science, sustainability, and resource management / C.S. Holling, Fikret Berkes, and Carl Folke
Integrated management of a temperate montane forest ecosystem through wholistic forestry: a British Columbia example / Evelyn Pinkerton
Managing chaotic fisheries / James A. Acheson, James A. Wilson, and Robert S. Steneck
Ecological practices and social mechanisms for building resilience and sustainability / Carl Folke, Fikret Berkes, and Johan Colding