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The ecosystem approach : complexity, uncertainty, and managing for sustainability

Author: James Kay; Nina-Marie E Lister; David Waltner-Toews
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2008.
Series: Complexity in ecological systems series.
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Ecosystem approach.
New York : Columbia University Press, ©2008
(DLC) 2008014964
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James Kay; Nina-Marie E Lister; David Waltner-Toews
OCLC Number: 929258753
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 383 p.) : ill., maps.
Contents: Preface, by David Waltner-Toews, Nina-Marie E. Lister, and Stephen Bocking Part I. Some Theoretical Bases for a New Ecosystem Approach 1. An Introduction to Systems Thinking, by James Kay 2. Framing the Situation: Developing a System Description, by James Kay 3. Scale and Type: a Requirement for Addressing Complexity with Dynamical Quality, by Tim Allen 4. Self-Organizing, Holarchic, Open Systems (SOHOs), by Michelle Boyle and James Kay 5. So What Changes? Implications of Complexity for an Ecosystem Approach to Management, by James Kay 6. Bridging Science and Values: The Challenge of Biodiversity, by Nina-Marie E. Lister 7. The Cultural Basis for an Ecosystem Approach, by Fikret Berkes and Iain Davidson-Hunt 8. A Family of Origin for an Ecosystem Approach to Managing for Sustainability, by Martin Bunch, Dan McCarthy, and David Waltner-Toews Part II. Case Studies: Learning by Doing 9. Linking Hard and Soft Systems in Local Development, by Reg Noble, Ricardo Ramirez, and Clive Lightfoot 10. Human Activity and the Ecosystem Approach: The Contribution of Soft Systems Methodology to Managing the Cooum River in Chennai India, by Martin Bunch 11. Landscape Perspectives on Agroecosystem Health in the Great Lakes Basin, by Dominique Charron and David Waltner-Toews 12. An Agroecosystem Health Case Study in the Central Highlands of Kenya, by Thomas Gitau, David Waltner-Toews, and John McDermott 13. Food, Floods, and Farming: An Ecosystem Approach to Human Health on the Peruvian Amazon Frontier, by Tamsyn P. Murray, David Waltner-Toews, Jose Sanchez-Choy, and Felix Sanchez-Zavala Part III. Managing for Sustainability: Meeting the Challenges 14. Implementing an Ecosystem Approach: The Diamond, AMESH, and Their Siblings, by David Waltner-Toews and James Kay 15. Return to Kathmandu: A Post-Hoc Application of AMESH, by R. Cynthia Neudoerffer, David Waltner-Toews, and James J. Kay 16. Tools for Learning: Monitoring and Indicator Development, by Michelle Boyle and James Kay Part IV. Where to from Here? Some Challenges for a New Science in an Uncertain World 17. Beyond Complex Systems-Emergent Complexity and Social Solidarity, by Silvio Funtowicz and Jerry Ravetz 18. Third World Inequity, Critical Political Economy, and the Ecosystem Approach, by Ernesto F. Raez-Luna 19. An Ecosystem Approach for Sustaining Ecological Integrity-but Which Ecological Integrity?, by David Manuel-Navarrete, Dan Dolderman, and James J. Kay 20. The Water or the Wave? Toward an Ecosystem Approach for Cross-Cultural Dialogue on the Whanganui River, New Zealand, by Charlotte Helen Sunde A Tribute to James Kay, by David Waltner-Toews et al. Appendix: Hierarchy and Holonocracy, by Henry Regier Contributors Index
Series Title: Complexity in ecological systems series.
Responsibility: edited by David Waltner-Toews, James J. Kay, and Nina-Marie E. Lister.

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