Principles of Ecosystem Stewardship: Resilience-Based Natural Resource Management in a Changing World / Edition 1

Principles of Ecosystem Stewardship: Resilience-Based Natural Resource Management in a Changing World / Edition 1

by F. Stuart Chapin III, M.C. Chapin, Gary P. Kofinas, Carl Folke
     
 

ISBN-10: 038773032X

ISBN-13: 9780387730325

Pub. Date: 05/29/2009

Publisher: Springer New York

Natural resource management is entering a new era in which rapid environmental and social changes inevitably alter ecosystems and the benefits they provide to society. This textbook provides a new framework for natural resource management — a framework based on stewardship of ecosystems for ecological integrity and human well- being in a world dominated by

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Natural resource management is entering a new era in which rapid environmental and social changes inevitably alter ecosystems and the benefits they provide to society. This textbook provides a new framework for natural resource management — a framework based on stewardship of ecosystems for ecological integrity and human well- being in a world dominated by uncertainty and change. The goal of ecosystem stewardship is to respond to and shape changes in social-ecological systems in order to sustain the supply and availability of ecosystem services by society. The book links recent advances in the theory of resilience, sustainability, and vulnerability with practical issues of ecosystem management and governance. Chapters by leading experts then illustrate these principles in major social-ecological systems of the world. Inclusion of review questions, glossary, and suggestions for additional reading makes Principles of Ecosystem Stewardship: Resilience-Based Natural Resource Management in a Changing World particularly suitable for use in all courses of resource management, resource ecology, sustainability science, and the human dimensions of global change. Professional resource managers, policy makers, leaders of NGOs, and researchers will find this novel synthesis a valuable tool in developing strategies for a more sustainable planet.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387730325
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
05/29/2009
Edition description:
2009
Pages:
401
Sales rank:
1,046,057
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

1. A Framework for Understanding Change
2. MAnaging Ecosystems Sustainably
3.Human vulnerability, adaptation, and resilience
4. Dynamics of integrated social-ecological systems
5. Conservation and livelihoods: Sustaining and restoring the cultural connections to land
7. Landscape stewardship: Discovering the missing connections to sustain vulnerable systems.
8. Forest systems: Living with long-term change.
9.Drylands: Coping with uncertainty, thresholds, and changes in state
10. Lakes and rivers: Managing connections across temporal and spatial scales
11. Oceans and estuaries: Managing the commons
12. Food production systems: integrating technology sustainably
13. Urban and suburban landscapes: Manging the built environment
14. Planet Earth: Sustaining the life support systems of the planet
15. Strategies for managing uncertainty and change
16. Summary and Synthesis

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