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The Amazon in Transition: The Challenge of Transforming the World’s Largest Tropical Forest Biome into a Sustainable Social-Ecological System

Toby Gardner

in Addressing Tipping Points for a Precarious Future

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265536
eISBN:
9780191760327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265536.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

The Amazon is a major biome for helping to stabilize the water and temperature of its region and possibly even the whole planet. But increasingly it is subject to droughts leading to the possibility ... More


The Tangled Web of People, Landscapes, and Protected Areas

Ruth Defries

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/9780226423142.003.0011
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Protected areas currently comprise a substantial land use and cover 14% of the Earth’s land surface. Their expansion in recent decades, combined with increasing economic growth and aspirations in ... More


Linking Social and Ecological Systems

Wayne C. Zipperer, Wayde F. Morse, and Cassandra Johnson Gaither

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/9780199563562.003.0035
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

The reciprocal feedbacks between social and ecological patterns and processes define socio-ecological systems. In urban landscapes these systems can exhibit a high degree of complexity, be ... More


Socio-ecological Systems Thinking

Oswald J. Schmitz

in The New Ecology: Rethinking a Science for the Anthropocene

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691160566
eISBN:
9781400883462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160566.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter examines how humans and nature can become increasingly entwined as a socio-ecological system. Northern cod stocks were once so plentiful in the waters off eastern Canada and northern New ... More


Natural Borders: From the Natural Boundaries of States to Ecological Accounts of Territory

Paulina Ochoa Espejo

in On Borders: Territories, Legitimacy, and the Rights of Place

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780190074197
eISBN:
9780190074234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190074197.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Theory

This chapter explores the historical idea of natural borders. Territories have been imagined as being naturally separated from one another by oceans, rivers, deserts, and mountains. Although most ... More


Managing biological invasions in the Anthropocene

Cang Hui and David M. Richardson

in Invasion Dynamics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198745334
eISBN:
9780191807046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198745334.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biomathematics / Statistics and Data Analysis / Complexity Studies

This final chapter looks at the future of invasion science and the management of invaded socio-ecological systems in the Anthropocene. Key aspects from previous chapters are reviewed, invasion ... More


Ecologies by Humans for Humans

Oswald J. Schmitz

in The New Ecology: Rethinking a Science for the Anthropocene

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691160566
eISBN:
9781400883462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160566.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter discusses the potential of industrial and urban ecology to entwine humans and nature to achieve sustainability in ways that are respectful and ethical to both. Thinking about humans and ... More


Institutional Resilience and Institutional Theory

Paul Dragos Aligica

in Institutional Diversity and Political Economy: The Ostroms and Beyond

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199843909
eISBN:
9780199379026
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199843909.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Chapter 4 discusses the issue of resilience as a nexus of institutional processes that offers a unique window from the macro-level into the inner functioning of complex socio-ecological systems. The ... More


Invasion Dynamics

Cang Hui and David M. Richardson

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198745334
eISBN:
9780191807046
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198745334.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biomathematics / Statistics and Data Analysis / Complexity Studies

Invasion Dynamics depicts how non-native species spread and perform in their novel ranges and how recipient socio-ecological systems are reshaped and how they respond to the new incursions. It ... More


Introduction: The Age of Complexity

Oran R. Young

in Governing Complex Systems: Social Capital for the Anthropocene

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035934
eISBN:
9780262338899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035934.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

The Earth is moving into a new era, frequently referred to as the Anthropocene, in which anthropogenic drivers have become major determinants of the trajectory of the Earth system. Compared to the ... More


Cumulative Actions and the Historical Ecology of Islands along the Georgia Coast

Victor D. Thompson, John A. Turck, and Chester B. DePratter

in The Archaeology and Historical Ecology of Small Scale Economies

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813042428
eISBN:
9780813043074
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813042428.003.0005
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Two key themes dominate historical ecology studies in archaeology. The first is that humans actively enact changes to the environment to suit their own needs. The second is that humans, as a keystone ... More


A Socioecological Developmental Systems Approach for the Study of Human Resilience

Ingrid Schoon

in Multisystemic Resilience: Adaptation and Transformation in Contexts of Change

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780190095888
eISBN:
9780197541159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190095888.003.0019
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter introduces a socioecological developmental systems approach for the study of human resilience, conceptualizing the multiple contextual influences (ranging from the micro-to the macro ... More


Human-Environmental Dynamics of the Georgia Coast

John A. Turck, Victor D. Thompson, and Victor D. Thompson

Leslie Reeder-Myers, John A. Turck, and Torben C. Rick (eds)

in The Archaeology of Human-Environmental Dynamics on the North American Atlantic Coast

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813066134
eISBN:
9780813058344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066134.003.0007
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter synthesizes and evaluates settlement and subsistence patterns in relation to landscape change for Native American occupations of the Georgia coast in the southeast USA. Dynamic coastal ... More


The Challenge of Sustainability

Oswald J. Schmitz

in The New Ecology: Rethinking a Science for the Anthropocene

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691160566
eISBN:
9781400883462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160566.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This book shows how modern ecology, or the New Ecology, has developed into a science in support of sustainability in the twenty-first century—an epoch known as the Anthropocene, in which humankind's ... More


Approaches to Freshwater Ecology and Conservation

Rebecca E. Tharme, David Tickner, Jocelyne M.R. Hughes, John Conallin, and Lauren Zielinski

in Freshwater Ecology and Conservation: Approaches and Techniques

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198766384
eISBN:
9780191820908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198766384.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Since the emergence of freshwater ecology and conservation as a discipline in the twentieth century, the advances in science, policy, and practice have been considerable, particularly in the areas of ... More


Whispers on the Landscape

Victor D. Thompson

in The Archaeology and Historical Ecology of Small Scale Economies

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813042428
eISBN:
9780813043074
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813042428.003.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This summary examines the intellectual impact of historical ecology within anthropology and the subdiscipline of archaeology specifically. It provides a brief review of the core concepts of this ... More


Complex adaptive networks

Cang Hui and David M. Richardson

in Invasion Dynamics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198745334
eISBN:
9780191807046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198745334.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biomathematics / Statistics and Data Analysis / Complexity Studies

Biological invasions have served as an excellent natural experiment, allowing us to explore how species sharpen their weaponries (invasiveness), how recipient ecosystems respond to the intrusion ... More


Introduction: Ecological Restoration and Layered Landscapes

Marion Hourdequin and David G. Havlick

in Restoring Layered Landscapes: History, Ecology, and Culture

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190240318
eISBN:
9780190240349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190240318.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter introduces the concept of layered landscapes and describes the challenges and opportunities these landscapes raise for ecological restoration. In particular, it is argued that the ... More


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