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

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

by Fikret Berkes
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521591406

ISBN-13: 9780521591409

Pub. Date: 02/26/1998

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

It is usually the case that scientists examine either ecological systems or social systems. The book is the result of an intensive study programme carried out under the auspices of the Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics in Stockholm, the focus of this book is social and ecological linkages in selected ecosystems, and there is a systematic treatment of the…  See more details below

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It is usually the case that scientists examine either ecological systems or social systems. The book is the result of an intensive study programme carried out under the auspices of the Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics in Stockholm, the focus of this book is social and ecological linkages in selected ecosystems, and there is a systematic treatment of the mechanisms behind these linkages. The overall purpose is to investigate how the stewardship of selected ecosystems can be improved by learning from a variety of management systems and their dynamics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521591409
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/26/1998
Pages:
459
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.18(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
Preface
Acknowledgements
1Linking social and ecological systems for resilience and sustainability1
Pt. ILearning from locally devised systems27
2People, refugia and resilience30
3Learning by fishing: practical engagement and environmental concerns48
4Dalecarlia in central Swede before 1800: a society of social stability and ecological resilience67
Pt. IIEmergence of resource management adaptations95
5Indigenous knowledge and resource management systems in the Canadian subarctic98
6Resilience and neo-traditional populations: the caicaras (Atlantic Forest) and caboclos (Amazon, Brazil)129
7Indigenous African resource management of a tropical rainforest ecosystem: a case study of the Yoruba of Ara, Nigeria158
8Managing for human and ecological context in the Maine soft shell clam fishery190
Pt. IIISuccess and failure in regional systems213
9Resilient resource management in Mexico's forest ecosystems: the contribution of property rights216
10The resilience of pastoral herding in Sahelian Africa250
11Reviving the social system-ecosystem links in the Himalayas285
12Crossing the threshold of ecosystem resilience: the commercial extinction of northern cod311
Pt. IVDesigning new approaches to management339
13Science, sustainability and resource management342
14Integrated management of temperate montane forest ecosystem through wholistic forestry: a British Columbia example363
15Managing chaotic fisheries390
16Ecological practices and social mechanisms for building resilience and sustainability414
Index437

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