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Panarchy Synopsis

Author : Lance H. Gunderson
ISBN : 1559633301
Genre : Political Science
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‘Panarchy’ is a new term coined from the name of the Greek god Pan, a symbol of universal nature and associated with unpredictable change. It represents an alternative framework for managing the issues that emerge from the interaction between people and nature. That interaction generates countless surprises, often the result of slow changes that can accumulate and unexpectedly flip an ecosystem or an economy into a qualitatively different state. That state may be not only impoverished, but also effectively irreversible. Thus, understanding how such change occurs is critical to achieving a sustainable society. Developed from the work of the Resilience Alliance, a worldwide group of leading organizations and individuals involved in ecological and economic research, Panarchy provides a framework to understand the cycles of change in complex systems and to gauge if, when, and how they can be influenced. This synopsis introduces lay readers and decision makers to this widely acclaimed line of inquiry and to the basic concept behind Panarchy, published by Island Press.

Panarchy

Author : Lance H. Gunderson
ISBN : 9781559638579
Genre : Business & Economics
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Creating institutions to meet the challenge of sustainability is arguably the most important task confronting society; it is also dauntingly complex. Ecological, economic, and social elements all play a role, but despite ongoing efforts, researchers have yet to succeed in integrating the various disciplines in a way that gives adequate representation to the insights of each.Panarchy, a term devised to describe evolving hierarchical systems with multiple interrelated elements, offers an important new framework for understanding and resolving this dilemma. Panarchy is the structure in which systems, including those of nature (e.g., forests) and of humans (e.g., capitalism), as well as combined human-natural systems (e.g., institutions that govern natural resource use such as the Forest Service), are interlinked in continual adaptive cycles of growth, accumulation, restructuring, and renewal. These transformational cycles take place at scales ranging from a drop of water to the biosphere, over periods from days to geologic epochs. By understanding these cycles and their scales, researchers can identify the points at which a system is capable of accepting positive change, and can use those leverage points to foster resilience and sustainability within the system.This volume brings together leading thinkers on the subject -- including Fikret Berkes, Buz Brock, Steve Carpenter, Carl Folke, Lance Gunderson, C.S. Holling, Don Ludwig, Karl-Goran Maler, Charles Perrings, Marten Scheffer, Brian Walker, and Frances Westley -- to develop and examine the concept of panarchy and to consider how it can be applied to human, natural, and human-natural systems. Throughout, contributors seek to identify adaptive approaches to management that recognize uncertainty and encourage innovation while fostering resilience.The book is a fundamental new development in a widely acclaimed line of inquiry. It represents the first step in integrating disciplinary knowledge for the adaptive management of human-natural systems across widely divergent scales, and offers an important base of knowledge from which institutions for adaptive management can be developed. It will be an invaluable source of ideas and understanding for students, researchers, and professionals involved with ecology, conservation biology, ecological economics, environmental policy, or related fields.

Greening In The Red Zone

Author : Keith G. Tidball
ISBN : 9789048199471
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Creation and access to green spaces promotes individual human health, especially in therapeutic contexts among those suffering traumatic events. But what of the role of access to green space and the act of creating and caring for such places in promoting social health and well-being? Greening in the Red Zone asserts that creation and access to green spaces confers resilience and recovery in systems disrupted by violent conflict or disaster. This edited volume provides evidence for this assertion through cases and examples. The contributors to this volume use a variety of research and policy frameworks to explore how creation and access to green spaces in extreme situations might contribute to resistance, recovery, and resilience of social-ecological systems.

Klimawandel Und Resilience Management

Author : Elmar Günther
ISBN : 9783834982063
Genre : Business & Economics
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Elmar Günther führt erstmals die Konzepte der Resilience, Vulnerabilität und Adaptive Capacity mit der aktuellen betriebswirtschaftlichen Forschung zusammen und liefert eine umfassende Bestandsaufnahme zu den Ursachen und Wirkungen des Klimawandels im sozioökonomischen und ökologischen System.

Der Mensch Im Kosmos

Author : Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
ISBN : 9783406727948
Genre : Fiction
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«Meines Erachtens gibt es für das denkende Wesen keinen entscheidenderen Augenblick als den, wo ihm gleichsam die Schuppen von den Augen fallen und es entdeckt, dass es nicht einsam in den Einöden des Weltalls verloren ist, sondern dass ein universeller Lebenswille in ihm zusammenströmt und sich in ihm vermenschlicht. Der Mensch ist nicht, wie er so lange geglaubt hat, fester Weltmittelpunkt, sondern Achse und Spitze der Entwicklung – und das ist viel schöner.» Pierre Teilhard de Chardin Pierre Teilhard de Chardin beschreibt in seinem Hauptwerk «Der Mensch im Kosmos» die Geschichte der Welt von der Entstehung der Materie über die Evolution der Lebensformen bis zur Entwicklung des Menschen, in dem sich Materie und Geist verbinden und die Materie sich erstmals ihrer selbst bewusst wird. Am Ende steht die Vision von einer immer weiter fortschreitenden Evolution, in der die Menschheit ein Kollektivbewusstsein ausbildet. Das weltberühmte Buch ist eine der letzten großen ganzheitlichen Darstellungen der Natur- und Geistesgeschichte und zugleich ein faszinierender Vorläufer heutiger Big-History-Erzählungen.

Key Concepts In Geography

Author : Sarah Holloway
ISBN : 0761973893
Genre : Science
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Defining the key terms that inform the language of geography and define the geographical imagination: space, time, place, scale, landscape, this volume provides definitions of terms from both human and physical geography.

Social Ecological Resilience And Law

Author : Ahjond S. Garmestani
ISBN : 9780231536356
Genre : Nature
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Environmental law envisions ecological systems as existing in an equilibrium state, reinforcing a rigid legal framework unable to absorb rapid environmental changes and innovations in sustainability. For the past four decades, "resilience theory," which embraces uncertainty and nonlinear dynamics in complex adaptive systems, has provided a robust, invaluable foundation for sound environmental management. Reforming American law to incorporate this knowledge is the key to sustainability. This volume features top legal and resilience scholars speaking on resilience theory and its legal applications to climate change, biodiversity, national parks, and water law.

Einf Hrung In Die Kologische Konomik

Author : Thiemo W. Eser
ISBN : 3825221903
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Property Rights And Sustainability

Author : David Grinlinton
ISBN : 9789004182646
Genre : Law
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This book offers a unique and thought provoking exploration of how property concepts can be substantially reshaped to meet ecological challenges. It takes the discussion beyond its traditional parameters and offers new insights into conceptualizing and justifying property systems, in an age of ecological consequences.

Cultural Change And Persistence

Author : W. Ascher
ISBN : 9780230117334
Genre : Social Science
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This book is about the ways that traditional cultural practices either change or persist in the face of social and economic development, whether the latter proceeds primarily from internal or external forces.

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