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Principles for building resilience : sustaining ecosystem services in social-ecological systems / edited by Reinette (Oonsie) Biggs, Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University, Sweden, and the Centre for Studies in Complexity, Stellenbosch University, South Africa, Maja Schlüter Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University, Sweden Michael L. Schoon School of Sustainability, Arizona State University, USA.

Contributor(s): Biggs, Reinette,, 1979- editor. | Schlüter, Maja, editor. | Schoon, Michael L., editor.
Call number: HC79.E5 P6937 2015 Material type: TextTextPublisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2015Description: 1 online resource (xxv, 290 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781316014240 (ebook) ; 9781107082656 (hardback) (Invalid ISBN) Subject(s): Sustainable development | Organizational resilience | Social changeDDC classification: 302.3/5 Online resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
Foreword / Carl Folke -- 1. An introduction to the resilience approach and principles to sustain ecosystem services in social-ecological systems / Reinette Biggs, Maja Schlüter and Michael L. Schoon -- 2. Politics and the resilience of ecosystem services / Michael L. Schoon, Martin D. Robards, Katrina Brown, Nathan Engle, Chanda L. Meek and Reinette Biggs -- 3. Principle 1: maintain diversity and redundancy / Karen Kotschy, Reinette Biggs, Tim Daw, Carl Folke and Paul C. West -- 4. Principle 2: manage connectivity / Vasilis Dakos, Allyson Quinlan, Jacopo A. Baggio, Elena Bennett, Örjan Bodin and Shauna Burnsilver -- 5. Principle 3: manage slow variables and feedbacks / Reinette Biggs, Line Gordon, Ciara Raudsepp-Hearne, Maja Schlüter and Brian Walker -- 6. Principle 4: foster complex adaptive systems thinking / Erin L. Bohensky, Louisa S. Evans, John M. Anderies, Duan Biggs and Christo Fabricius -- 7. Principle 5: encourage learning / Georgina Cundill, Anne M. Leitch, Lisen Schultz, Derek Armitage and Garry Peterson -- 8. Principle 6: broaden participation / Anne M. Leitch, Georgina Cundill, Lisen Schultz and Chanda L. Meek -- 9. Principle 7: promote polycentric governance systems / Michael L. Schoon, Martin D. Robards, Chanda L. Meek and Victor Galaz -- 10. Reflections on building resilience: interactions among principles and implications for governance / Maja Schlüter, Reinette Biggs, Michael L. Schoon, Martin D. Robards and John M. Anderies.
Summary: As both the societies and the world in which we live face increasingly rapid and turbulent changes, the concept of resilience has become an active and important research area. Reflecting the very latest research, this book provides a critical review of the ways in which resilience of social-ecological systems, and the ecosystem services they provide, can be enhanced. With contributions from leaders in the field, the chapters are structured around seven key principles for building resilience: maintain diversity and redundancy; manage connectivity; manage slow variables and feedbacks; foster complex adaptive systems thinking; encourage learning; broaden participation; and promote polycentric governance. The authors assess the evidence in support of these principles, discussing their practical application and outlining further research needs. Intended for researchers, practitioners and graduate students, this is an ideal resource for anyone working in resilience science and for those in the broader fields of sustainability science, environmental management and governance.
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Foreword / Carl Folke -- 1. An introduction to the resilience approach and principles to sustain ecosystem services in social-ecological systems / Reinette Biggs, Maja Schlüter and Michael L. Schoon -- 2. Politics and the resilience of ecosystem services / Michael L. Schoon, Martin D. Robards, Katrina Brown, Nathan Engle, Chanda L. Meek and Reinette Biggs -- 3. Principle 1: maintain diversity and redundancy / Karen Kotschy, Reinette Biggs, Tim Daw, Carl Folke and Paul C. West -- 4. Principle 2: manage connectivity / Vasilis Dakos, Allyson Quinlan, Jacopo A. Baggio, Elena Bennett, Örjan Bodin and Shauna Burnsilver -- 5. Principle 3: manage slow variables and feedbacks / Reinette Biggs, Line Gordon, Ciara Raudsepp-Hearne, Maja Schlüter and Brian Walker -- 6. Principle 4: foster complex adaptive systems thinking / Erin L. Bohensky, Louisa S. Evans, John M. Anderies, Duan Biggs and Christo Fabricius -- 7. Principle 5: encourage learning / Georgina Cundill, Anne M. Leitch, Lisen Schultz, Derek Armitage and Garry Peterson -- 8. Principle 6: broaden participation / Anne M. Leitch, Georgina Cundill, Lisen Schultz and Chanda L. Meek -- 9. Principle 7: promote polycentric governance systems / Michael L. Schoon, Martin D. Robards, Chanda L. Meek and Victor Galaz -- 10. Reflections on building resilience: interactions among principles and implications for governance / Maja Schlüter, Reinette Biggs, Michael L. Schoon, Martin D. Robards and John M. Anderies.

As both the societies and the world in which we live face increasingly rapid and turbulent changes, the concept of resilience has become an active and important research area. Reflecting the very latest research, this book provides a critical review of the ways in which resilience of social-ecological systems, and the ecosystem services they provide, can be enhanced. With contributions from leaders in the field, the chapters are structured around seven key principles for building resilience: maintain diversity and redundancy; manage connectivity; manage slow variables and feedbacks; foster complex adaptive systems thinking; encourage learning; broaden participation; and promote polycentric governance. The authors assess the evidence in support of these principles, discussing their practical application and outlining further research needs. Intended for researchers, practitioners and graduate students, this is an ideal resource for anyone working in resilience science and for those in the broader fields of sustainability science, environmental management and governance.

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