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Long Term Socio-Ecological Research

Studies in Society-Nature Interactions Across Spatial and Temporal Scales

Singh, S.J., Haberl, H., Chertow, M., Mirtl, M., Schmid, M. (Eds.)

2013, XXXVIII, 590 p.

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  • Traces the developing bonds between ecology and a range of other disciplines
  • Includes analysis of numerous case studies varying widely in location and time
  • Features in-depth research spanning several fields of socio-ecological inquiry
The authors in this volume make a case for LTSER’s potential in providing insights, knowledge and experience necessary for a sustainability transition. This expertly edited selection of contributions from Europe and North America reviews the development of LTSER since its inception and assesses its current state, which has evolved to recognize the value of formulating solutions to the host of ecological threats we face. Through many case studies, this book gives the reader a greater sense of where we are and what still needs to be done to engage in and make meaning from long-term, place-based and cross-disciplinary engagements with socio-ecological systems.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » LTSER - Long term socio-ecological research - nature interactions - society and nature interactions - sustainable development

Related subjects » Earth Sciences & Geography - Population Studies - Sustainable Development

Table of contents 

Foreword 1 (Wolfgang Cramer and Steve Carpenter)

Foreword 2 (Donald Worster)

 

1. Introduction. Long-Term Socio-Ecological Research: Scope and History

 

 

PART I: LTSER Concepts, Methods and Linkages

 

2. Sociometabolic Transitions and the Human Appropriation of Net Primary Production: What Promise Do They Hold For LTSER?

 

3. Integrated Socio-Ecological Modeling: Experiences From European LTSER Platforms

 

4. Modeling Transport as a Key Constraint to Urbanization in Pre-Industrial Societies

 

5. The Environmental History of the Danube River Basin as an Issue of Long-Term Socio-Ecological Research

 

6. The Relevance of ‘Critical Scales’ For LTSER

 

7. Biohistory

 

8. Geographic Approaches to LTSER: Principal Themes And Concepts With a Case Study of Andes-Amazon Watersheds

 

9. The Contribution of Anthropology To Concepts Guiding LTSER Research

 

 

PART II: LTSER Applications Across Ecosystems, Time and Space

 

10. Viewing the Urban Socio-Ecological System Through a Sustainability Lens: Lessons and Prospects From the Central Arizona-Phoenix LTER Program

 

11. A City and Its Hinterland: Vienna’s Energy Metabolism 1800-2006

 

12. Sustaining Agricultural Systems in the Old and New Worlds: A Long-Term Socio-Ecological Comparison

 

13. How Material and Energy Flows Change Human Practices and Environments: The Transformation of Agriculture in the Eisenwurzen Region, 1860-2000

 

14. The Intimacy of Human-Nature Interactions on Islands

 

15. Global Socio-Metabolic Transitions

 

 

PART III: LTSER Formations and the Transdisciplinary Challenge

 

16. Building an Urban LTSER: The Case of the Baltimore Ecosystem Study and the D.C. / B.C. ULTRA-Ex Project

 

17. Development of LTSER Platforms in LTER-Europe: Challenges and Experiences in Implementing Place-Based Long-Term Socio-Ecological Research in Selected Regions

 

18. Developing Socio-Ecological Research in Finland: Challenges and Progress Towards a Thriving LTSER Network

 

19. The Eisenwurzen LTSER Platform (Austria) - Implementation and Services

 

20. Fostering Research Into Coupled Long-Term Dynamics of Climate, Land Use, Ecosystems and Ecosystem Services in the Central French Alps

 

21. Long-Term Socio-Ecological Research in Mountain Regions: Perspectives From the Tyrolean Alps

 

22. Experiences From the Ötztal Valley in the Tyrolean High Alps: The Transdisciplinary Challenge

 

23. Conclusions

Index

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