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Adaptive Management of Social-Ecological Systems

Editors: Allen, Craig R., Garmestani, Ahjond (Eds.)

  • Includes a personal history of adaptive management by C.S. Holling
  • Offers a comprehensive exploration of adaptive management, ranging from the theoretical to the practical
  • Shows how adaptive management allows stakeholders to explore objectives, find common ground, and adapt and modify management plans for subsequent cycles
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About this book

Adaptive management is an approach to managing social-ecological systems that fosters learning about the systems being managed and remains at the forefront of environmental management nearly 40 years after its original conception. Adaptive management persists because it allows action despite uncertainty, and uncertainty is reduced when learning occurs during the management process. Often termed “learning by doing”, the allure of this management approach has entrenched the concept widely in agency direction and statutory mandates across the globe. This exceptional volume is a collection of essays on the past, present and future of adaptive management written by prominent authors with long experience in developing, implementing, and assessing adaptive management. Moving forward, the book provides policymakers, managers and scientists a powerful tool for managing for resilience in the face of uncertainty.

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“This book is a strong primer on the subject and an up-to-date resource highlighting the state of the science and theory relevant to advancing this significant management approach. … Adaptive Management of Social-Ecological Systems is also consistently accessible and will be of strong interest to scholars, practitioners, and students working in a variety of natural resource contexts. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals/practitioners.” (J. L. Rhoades, Choice, Vol. 53 (3), November, 2015)


Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Adaptive Management

    Allen, Craig R. (et al.)

    Pages 1-10

  • Adaptive Management, a Personal History

    Holling, C. S. (et al.)

    Pages 11-25

  • Lessons from Adaptive Management: Obstacles and Outcomes

    Gunderson, Lance

    Pages 27-38

  • Adaptive Management and Law

    Benson, Melinda Harm (et al.)

    Pages 39-59

  • A Decision-Analytic Approach to Adaptive Resource Management

    Johnson, Fred A. (et al.)

    Pages 61-84

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-017-9682-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-017-9681-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Adaptive Management of Social-Ecological Systems
Editors
  • Craig R. Allen
  • Ahjond Garmestani
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht (outside the USA)
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-9682-8
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-9682-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-017-9681-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 264
Number of Illustrations and Tables
10 b/w illustrations
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