Navigating Social-ecological Systems by Fikret Berkes
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Navigating Social-ecological Systems
By Fikret Berkes

Navigating Social-ecological Systems

Building Resilience for Complexity and Change

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Navigating Social-ecological Systems by Fikret Berkes

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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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521061841
ISBN-10: 0521061849
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 24mm)
Pages: 416
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 24-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Bridging Scales and Knowledge Systems by Fikret Berkes Bridging Scales and Knowledge Systems, Hardback (October 2006)

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.

Linking Social and Ecological Systems by Fikret Berkes Linking Social and Ecological Systems, Paperback (April 2000)

Investigates how management systems and their dynamics can improve stewardship of selected ecosystems.

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Author Biography - Fikret Berkes

Fikret Berkes, of the Natural Resources Institute, University of Manitoba, has previously co-edited Linking Social and Ecological Systems 0521 785626. Johan Colding is at the Beijer International Institute of Ecological Economics in Sweden. Carl Folke of the Beijer International Institute of Ecological Economics, Sweden, has previously co-edited Linking Social and Ecological Systems 0521 785626.

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