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The ecosystem approach: complexity, uncertainty, and managing for sustainability

Contributor(s): Waltner-Toews, David - ed | Kay, James J. - ed | Lister, Nina-Marie - ed.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Complexity in Ecological Systems Series.Publisher: USA Columbia University Press 2008Description: xv, 383 p.ISBN: 9780231132503.Subject(s): Ecología | EcosistemasDDC classification: 333.72
Contents:
I. Some Theoretical Bases for a New Ecosystem Approach 1. An introduction to system description 2. Framing the situation: developing a system description 3. Scale and type: a requirement for addressing complexity with dynamical quality 4. Self organizing, holarchic, open systems 5. So, what changes in a complex world? 6. Bridging science and values: The challenge of biodiversity conversation 7. The cultural basis for an ecosystem approach: sharing across system of knowledge 8. A family of origin for a ecosystem approach to managing for sustainability II. Case Studies: learning by Doing 9. Linking hard and soft system in local development 10. Human activity and the ecosystem approach: the contribution of soft system methodology to management and the rehabilitation of the Cooun River in Chennai, India 11. Landscape perspectives on agrosystem health in the great lakes basin 12. An agroecosystem health case study in the Central Highlands of Kenia 13. Food, floods, and farming: an ecosystem approach to human health on the Peruvian amazon frontier III. Managing for Sustainability: Meeting the Challenges 14. Implementing the ecoysytem Approach: the diamond, AMESH, and their siblings 15. Return to Kathmandu: a post hoc application of AMESH 16. Tools for learning: monitoring design and indicator development IV. Where the From Here? Some Challenges for a New Science in an Uncertain World 17. Beyond complex systems: emergent complexity and social solidary 18. Thir world inequity, critical political economy, and the ecosystem approach 19. An ecosystem approach for sustaining ecological integrity-but which ecological integrity? 20. The water or the wave? Toward and ecosystem approach for cross-cultural dialogue on the Whanganui River, New Zeland
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I. Some Theoretical Bases for a New Ecosystem Approach 1. An introduction to system description 2. Framing the situation: developing a system description 3. Scale and type: a requirement for addressing complexity with dynamical quality 4. Self organizing, holarchic, open systems 5. So, what changes in a complex world? 6. Bridging science and values: The challenge of biodiversity conversation 7. The cultural basis for an ecosystem approach: sharing across system of knowledge 8. A family of origin for a ecosystem approach to managing for sustainability II. Case Studies: learning by Doing 9. Linking hard and soft system in local development 10. Human activity and the ecosystem approach: the contribution of soft system methodology to management and the rehabilitation of the Cooun River in Chennai, India 11. Landscape perspectives on agrosystem health in the great lakes basin 12. An agroecosystem health case study in the Central Highlands of Kenia 13. Food, floods, and farming: an ecosystem approach to human health on the Peruvian amazon frontier III. Managing for Sustainability: Meeting the Challenges 14. Implementing the ecoysytem Approach: the diamond, AMESH, and their siblings 15. Return to Kathmandu: a post hoc application of AMESH 16. Tools for learning: monitoring design and indicator development IV. Where the From Here? Some Challenges for a New Science in an Uncertain World 17. Beyond complex systems: emergent complexity and social solidary 18. Thir world inequity, critical political economy, and the ecosystem approach 19. An ecosystem approach for sustaining ecological integrity-but which ecological integrity? 20. The water or the wave? Toward and ecosystem approach for cross-cultural dialogue on the Whanganui River, New Zeland

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