Principles of Ecosystem Stewardship

Resilience-Based Natural Resource Management in a Changing World

Editors: Chapin III, F. Stuart, Kofinas, Gary P., Folke, Carl (Eds.)

  • Textbook for Natural Resource Management and related courses
  • First textbook to take a resilience-based approach to the ecology and management of resources - it focuses on ecosystems’ ability to adapt to change
  • Chapin is the author of Principles of Terrestrial Ecosystem Ecology and Plant Physiological Ecology
  • Provides a framework for managing resources in a world dominated by uncertainty and change
  • A systems perspective linking social and ecological systems
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About this Textbook

Natural resource management is entering a new era in which rapid environmental and social changes inevitably alter ecosystems and the benefits they provide to society. This textbook provides a new framework for natural resource management—a framework based on stewardship of ecosystems for ecological integrity and human well-being in a world dominated by uncertainty and change. The goal of ecosystem stewardship is to respond to and shape changes in social-ecological systems in order to sustain the supply and availability of ecosystem services by society. The book links recent advances in the theory of resilience, sustainability, and vulnerability with practical issues of ecosystem management and governance. Chapters by leading experts then illustrate these principles in major social-ecological systems of the world. Inclusion of review questions, glossary, and suggestions for additional reading makes Principles of Ecosystem Stewardship: Resilience-Based Natural Resource Management in a Changing World particularly suitable for use in all courses of resource management, resource ecology, sustainability science, and the human dimensions of global change. Professional resource managers, policy makers, leaders of NGOs, and researchers will find this novel synthesis a valuable tool in developing strategies for a more sustainable planet.

About the Authors:

F. Stuart Chapin, III is Professor of Ecology in the Institute of Arctic Biology, University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Gary P. Kofinas is Associate Professor of Resource Policy and Management in the School of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences, University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Carl Folke is Professor and Science Director of the Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University.

About the authors

F. Stuart Chapin, III is Professor of Ecology in the Institute of Arctic Biology, University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Gary P. Kofinas is Associate Professor of Resource Policy and Management in the School of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences, University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Carl Folke is Professor and Science Director of the Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University.

Reviews

From the reviews: “Throughout the work, chapter contributors link recent advances in the theory of resilience, sustainability, and vulnerability with practical issues related to the management of social-ecological systems. … This book introduces an intriguing new approach to the philosophy of resource management emphasizing proactive policies that shape change for sustainability, in contrast to current reactions to observed changes. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduate through professional collections.” (R. L. Smith, Choice, Vol. 47 (3), November, 2009)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • A Framework for Understanding Change

    Chapin, F. Stuart (et al.)

    Pages 3-28

  • Managing Ecosystems Sustainably: The Key Role of Resilience

    Chapin, F. Stuart

    Pages 29-53

  • Sustaining Livelihoods and Human Well-Being during Social-Ecological Change

    Kofinas, Gary P. (et al.)

    Pages 55-75

  • Adaptive Co-management in Social-Ecological Governance

    Kofinas, Gary P.

    Pages 77-101

  • Transformations in Ecosystem Stewardship

    Folke, Carl (et al.)

    Pages 103-125

Buy this book

eBook $34.99
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Hardcover $49.95
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-1-4899-9650-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Principles of Ecosystem Stewardship
Book Subtitle
Resilience-Based Natural Resource Management in a Changing World
Editors
  • F. Stuart Chapin III
  • Gary P. Kofinas
  • Carl Folke
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-73033-2
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-73033-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-73032-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-9650-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 401
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