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Main Title The ecosystem approach : complexity, uncertainty, and managing for sustainability /
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Waltner-Toews, David,
Kay, James
Lister, Nina-Marie E.
Publisher Columbia University Press,
Year Published 2008
OCLC Number 221664360
ISBN 9780231132503; 0231132506; 9780231132510; 0231132514; 9780231507202; 0231507208
Subjects Ecological integrity. ; Ecosystem management. ; Humanèokologie ; Umweltschutz ; Humanèokologie.--(DE-588)4026152-9 ; Umweltschutz.--(DE-588)4061644-7
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Table of contents http://www.gbv.de/dms/zbw/563094923.pdf
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJAM  QH541.15.E245E38 2008 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 02/13/2012
Collation xv, 383 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm.
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes pt. 1: Some Theoretical Bases for a New Ecosystem Approach -- pt. !!: Case Studies Learning by Doing -- pt. III: Managing for Sustainability: Meeting the Challenges -- pt. IV: Where to go from Here? Some Challenges for a New Science in an Uncertain World. Is sustainable development a workable solution for today's environmental problems? Is it scientifically defensible? Best known for applying ecological theory to the engineering problems of everyday life, the late scholar James J. Kay was a leader in the study of social and ecological complexity and the thermodynamics of ecosystems. Drawing from his immensely important work, as well as the research of his students and colleagues, The Ecosystem Approachis a guide to the aspects of complex systems theories relevant to social-ecological management. Advancing a methodology that is rooted in good theory and practice, this book features case studies conducted in the Arctic and Africa, in Canada and Kathmandu, and in the Peruvian Amazon, Chesapeake Bay, and Chennai, India. Applying a systems approach to concrete environmental issues, this volume is geared toward scientists, engineers, and sustainable development scholars and practitioners who are attuned to the ideas of the Resilience Alliance-an international group of scientists who take a more holistic view of ecology and environmental problem-solving. Chapters cover the origins and rebirth of the ecosystem approach in ecology; the bridging of science and values; the challenge of governance in complex systems; systemic and participatory approaches to management; and the place for cultural diversity in the quest for global sustainability.
Place Published New York
Title Ser Add Ent Complexity in ecological systems series.
PUB Date Free Form c2008
Series Title Untraced Complexity in ecological systems series
BIB Level m
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
LCCN 2008014964
Merged OCLC records 226360288
OCLC Time Stamp 20120210153630
Language eng
Origin OCLC
Type CAT
OCLC Rec Leader 04075cam 2200613 a 45020