Linking Social and Ecological Systems
Management Practices and Social Mechanisms for Building Resilience
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Linking Social and Ecological Systems by Fikret Berkes
Book DescriptionIt 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521591409
(228mm x 152mm x 30mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 26-Feb-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Fikret Berkes
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Bridging Scales and Knowledge Systems, Paperback (October 2006)» View all books by Fikret Berkes
Brings together a group of world-class scientists in an effort to build a formal framework for linking local and indigenous knowledge with the global scientific enterprise. This book explores the challenges, costs, and benefits of bridging scales and knowledge systems in assessment processes and in resource management.
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Author Biography - Fikret Berkes
Fikret Berkes is Director of the Natural Resources Institute at the University of Manitoba, Canada. Carl Folke is Deputy Director of the Beijer International Institute of Ecological Economics at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Stockholm, Sweden.
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