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Climate Change and Arctic Cases: A Normative Exploration of Social-Ecological System Analysis

Amy Lauren Lovecraft

in Political Theory and Global Climate Change

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262220842
eISBN:
9780262285445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262220842.003.0005
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

This chapter examines the effect of climate change on Arctic ecosystems using social-ecological systems (SES) analysis. It also considers the effect of global climate change on the social dynamics of ... More


Adapting to a Changing Environment: Confronting the Consequences of Climate Change

Tim R. McClanahan and Joshua Cinner

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199754489
eISBN:
9780199918843
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754489.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Societies must choose how they wish to deal with climate change. Not doing anything or pursuing ‘business as usual’ is likely to lead down a path that will have devastating consequences for many ... More


Building Adaptive Capacity

Tim R. McClanahan and Joshua E. Cinner

in Adapting to a Changing Environment: Confronting the Consequences of Climate Change

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199754489
eISBN:
9780199918843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754489.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

In many places building adaptive capacity will be a critical part of preparing for climate change. This chapter discusses ways to build adaptive capacity in society, which is defined as attempts to ... More


The Principled Chapter

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/9780262028653.003.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Marvin Gaye Park in Washington DC wasn’t always a nice pathway along Watts Branch Creek. Not long ago, it was a “broken place” – strewn with litter and frequented by drug addicts. Still today, trash ... More


Consumption, Stability, and Sustainability in Social-Ecological Systems

Ann Kinzig and Charles Perrings

in Sustainable Consumption: Multi-disciplinary Perspectives In Honour of Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199679355
eISBN:
9780191758423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679355.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter considers the link between consumption and the sustainability of coupled social-ecological systems. The chapter argues that consumption affects the sustainability of the coupled system ... More


Urban Ecology: Patterns, Processes, and Applications

Jürgen H. Breuste, Thomas Elmqvist, Glenn Guntenspergen, Philip James, and Nancy E. McIntyre (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199563562
eISBN:
9780191774713
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563562.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This book deals with urbanisation which is a global phenomenon that is increasingly challenging human society and ecosystems. It is therefore crucially important to ensure that the expansion of ... More


Wildness: Relations of People and Place

Gavin Van Horn and John Hausdoerffer (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226444666
eISBN:
9780226444970
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226444970.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

Exploring how people can become attuned to the wild community of life and also contribute to the well-being of the wild places in which we live, work, and play, Wildness brings together esteemed ... More


Nature in the City: Bengaluru in the Past, Present, and Future

Harini Nagendra

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199465927
eISBN:
9780199087105
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199465927.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment, Urban and Rural Studies

In rapidly urbanizing India, cities are places of conflict between people and nature. What is the future for conservation in Indian cities? Nature in the City examines the past, present, and future ... More


Nature and Poverty: Vegetation in Slums

Harini Nagendra

in Nature in the City: Bengaluru in the Past, Present, and Future

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199465927
eISBN:
9780199087105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199465927.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment, Urban and Rural Studies

Slums constitute a fast growing proportion of Bengaluru’s housing that needs greater attention. Vegetation in slums functions as both a common pool resource and a private resource. Most trees in ... More


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