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Implementing management for long-term sustainability

E. J. Milner-Gulland and Marcus Rowcliffe

in Conservation and Sustainable Use: A Handbook of Techniques

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198530367
eISBN:
9780191713095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530367.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter looks at how to implement management plans, monitor their conservation effectiveness and value for money, and ensure that they are resilient for the long term. Effective decision-making ... More


Adaptive Management: Popular but Difficult to Implement

Judith A. Layzer and Alexis Schulman

in Conceptual Innovation in Environmental Policy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036580
eISBN:
9780262341585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036580.003.0007
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Popularized by scientists in the 1970s, adaptive management is an integrative, multi-disciplinary approach to managing landscapes and natural resources. Despite its broad appeal many critics complain ... More


Towards effective forest conservation

Adrian C. Newton

in Forest Ecology and Conservation: A Handbook of Techniques

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198567448
eISBN:
9780191717895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567448.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter provides a brief overview of some techniques that can contribute to more effective forest conservation. Methods are also presented that can help ensure that management decisions are ... More


Exploitation

Michael C. Runge, William L. Kendall, and James D. Nichols

in Bird Ecology and Conservation: A Handbook of Techniques

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198520863
eISBN:
9780191706189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198520863.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Many bird species are exploited. This chapter explains how this process can be studied to assess whether the exploitation is sustainable. It describes both the theoretical background to exploitation ... More


Resilience, Transition, and Creative Adaptability

John Barry

in The Politics of Actually Existing Unsustainability: Human Flourishing in a Climate-Changed, Carbon Constrained World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199695393
eISBN:
9780191738982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695393.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Examines ‘resilience’ as both a form of coping with vulnerability and reducing ‘unsustainability’. This involves the integration of key permaculture concepts such as ‘in-built redundancy’, ‘slack’, ... More


Conceptual Innovation in Environmental Policy

James Meadowcroft and Daniel J. Fiorino (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036580
eISBN:
9780262341585
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036580.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Concepts are thought categories through which we apprehend the world; they enable, but also constrain, reasoning and debate and serve as building blocks for more elaborate arguments. This book traces ... More


A Burning Question: Can Long-term Data Inform Fire Management in the Twenty-first Century?

Lindsey Gillson

in Biodiversity Conservation and Environmental Change: Using palaeoecology to manage dynamic landscapes in the Anthropocene

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780198713036
eISBN:
9780191781421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198713036.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Many ecosystems and societies have co-evolved with fire. Fire suppression in fire adapted ecosystems is usually futile, and can lead to fuel accumulation and catastrophic wildfires. In contrast, ... More


Policy Frameworks: Scaling Civic Ecology Practices Up and Out

Marianne E. Krasny and Keith G. Tidball

in Civic Ecology: Adaptation and Transformation from the Ground Up

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028653
eISBN:
9780262327169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028653.003.0011
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Three general steps move civic ecology practices from small local innovations to broader policy innovations: giving a label to the phenomenon (in our case “civic ecology”); becoming more effective as ... More


Why We Really Don't Care about the Evidence in Evidence-Based Decision Making in Conservation (and How to Change This)

Daniel T. Blumstein

in Ignoring Nature No More: The Case for Compassionate Conservation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226925332
eISBN:
9780226925363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226925363.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter first explains why scientific evidence plays a key role in conservation and management. It then discusses how scientific evidence should be used in decision making and how to handle lack ... More


Science, Values, and Conflict in the National Parks

Thomas Dietz

in Science, Conservation, and National Parks

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226422954
eISBN:
9780226423142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226423142.003.0012
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

The US National Parks were born in public conflicts and conflicts continue in the 21st century. Differing values and uncertainty about facts, values, and the mission of US National Parks make such ... More


Sustainable Human Well‐Being: An Interpretation of Capability Enhancement From A “Stakeholders And Systems” Perspective

Kanchan Chopra

in Arguments for a Better World: Essays in Honor of Amartya Sen, Volume 2: Society, Institutions, and Development

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199239979
eISBN:
9780191716874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239979.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Viewing human well-being from the two perspectives of capabilities and sustainable freedoms, this chapter attempts to interpret capability enhancement in the context of achieving sustainable freedoms ... More


Leaders and Policy in a Contested Landscape

Susan G. Clark

in Ensuring Greater Yellowstone's Future: Choices for Leaders and Citizens

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300124224
eISBN:
9780300145038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300124224.003.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter explains how the leaders of the Yellowstone region should actively work toward more unified, organic policies, and those who will be able to transition the whole region toward a more ... More


The Elephant Dilemma: A Long-term Perspective on the Management of African Savannas

Lindsey Gillson

in Biodiversity Conservation and Environmental Change: Using palaeoecology to manage dynamic landscapes in the Anthropocene

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780198713036
eISBN:
9780191781421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198713036.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Managing elephants is a complex and emotive subject, fraught with ethical dilemmas and ecological uncertainty. As savannas are spatially heterogeneous and temporally variable, static conservation ... More


Human Values and Institutional Responses to Climate Change

Kenneth Shockley

in Ethical Adaptation to Climate Change: Human Virtues of the Future

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262017534
eISBN:
9780262301541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262017534.003.0015
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

This chapter focuses on human values and institutional responses to problems associated with climate change. It describes the role of institutions in environmental policy and explores the problems ... More


Conclusions and Policy Implications

Thomas E. Sheridan, Gary P. Nabhan, and Susan Charnley

in Stitching the West Back Together: Conservation of Working Landscapes

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226165684
eISBN:
9780226165851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226165851.003.0025
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Several principles to guide successful conservation and restoration of working landscapes arise from the case studies in this book. Long-term, dynamic partnerships that engage in collaboration rather ... More


Water supply as an ecosystem service for hydropower and irrigation

Guillermo Mendoza, Driss Ennaanay, Marc Conte, Michael Todd Walter, David Freyberg, Stacie Wolny, Lauren Hay, Sue White, Erik Nelson, and Luis Solorzano

in Natural Capital: Theory and Practice of Mapping Ecosystem Services

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199588992
eISBN:
9780191774638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588992.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology, Ecology

Watersheds support the provision of water-related ecosystem services by regulating the amount and timing of water availability. Because this regulation depends on vegetation, geology, climate, and ... More


Agri-environment schemes and the future of farmland bird conservation

Jeremy D. Wilson and Richard B. Bradbury

in Wildlife Conservation on Farmland Volume 1: Managing for nature on lowland farms

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198745488
eISBN:
9780191807558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198745488.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology, Ecology

Subsidized intensive agriculture has caused severe biodiversity loss, including among bird populations. ‘Greening’ of agricultural policy in the European Union through agri-environment schemes has ... More


Implementing and Monitoring Environmental Flows

Angela H. Arthington

in Environmental Flows: Saving Rivers in the Third Millennium

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780520273696
eISBN:
9780520953451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273696.003.0020
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Converting recommendations from environmental flow assessments into management actions that produce the desired river flow regime has lagged behind the assessment process in most countries. Two major ... More


The Urban Landscape as a Social-Ecological System for Governance of Ecosystem Services

Christine Alfsen, Ashley Duval, and Thomas Elmqvist

in Urban Ecology: Patterns, Processes, and Applications

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199563562
eISBN:
9780191774713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563562.003.0026
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Today, cities are facing enormous challenges, e.g. climate change and transformation to a future beyond fossil fuels. Urban ecosystems generate ecosystem services, many of which are crucial for the ... More


Tamarisk Management at Bosque Del Apache National Wildlife Refuge: A Resource Manager’s Perspective

Gina Dello Russo

in Tamarix: A Case Study of Ecological Change in the American West

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199898206
eISBN:
9780190267896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199898206.003.0021
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter describes tamarisk management at Bosque Del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, located on the Rio Grande in central New Mexico, from a resource manager's perspective. The Refuge was ... More


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