Panarchy : understanding transformations in human and natural systems / ed. Lance H. Gunderson y C.S. Holling.
Contributor(s): Gunderson, Lance H [ed.] | Holling, C. S [ed.].Material type: BookPublisher: Washington, DC : Island Press, c2002Description: xxiv, 507 p. ill. 24 cm.ISBN: 1559638567 (cloth : alk. paper); 1559638575 (paper).Subject(s): Ecología Humana | Política Ambiental | Hombre -- Influencia sobre la Naturaleza | Comunidades Bióticas | Degradación Ambiental | EcosistemasDDC classification: 304.2
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In quest of a theory of adaptive change. Resilience and adaptive cycles. Sustainability and panarchies. Why systems of people and nature are not just social and ecological systems. Back to the future: ecosystem dynamics and local knowledge. The dynamics of political discourse in seeking sustainability. Collapse, learning and renewal. Dynamic interaction of societies and ecosystem linking theories from ecology, economy and sociology. A future of surprises. Resilience and sustainability: the economic analysis of nonlinear dynamic systems. Resilient rangelands adaptation in complex systems. Surprises and sustainability: cycles of renewal in the everglades. The devil in the dynamics: adaptive management on the front lines. Planning for resilience: scenarios, surprises and branch points. Discoveries for sustainable futures. Toward an integrative synthesis
his work examines theories (models) of how systems (those of humans, nature, and combined human-natural systems) function, and attempts to understand those theories and how they can help researchers develop effective institutions and policies for environmental management