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The science of open spaces : theory and practice for conserving large, complex systems

Author: Charles G Curtin
Publisher: Washington, DC : Island Press, ©2015.
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In this groundbreaking work, landscape ecologist Charles Curtin argues for a paradigm-changing, science-based approach to managing large landscapes and open spaces. We must return to "first principles," he explains, building innovative conservation from the ground up, based on solid theory and practical experience. Linking public engagement with complexity-based understanding, Curtin walks us through such  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charles G Curtin
ISBN: 159726993X 9781597269933 1597269921 9781597269926 1610912055 9781610912051
OCLC Number: 896601387
Description: xiii, 255 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface --
Integrating Conservation and Complexity through the Perspective of Place --
Experiments in Post-normal Science in Southwestern Rangelands --
Experiments in the Governance of Maine's Coastal Fisheries --
The Conceptual Underpinnings of Open Spaces --
Resilience and the Social-Ecological Synthesis --
Practical Aspects of Sustaining Open Spaces.
Responsibility: Charles G. Curtin.
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Management policies have tended to promote a one-size-fits-all mentality for large, complex landscapes. The author argues that instead we need a science-based approach that accounts for the dynamic  Read more...

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