Collaboration Across Boundaries for Social-Ecological Systems Science

Experiences Around the World

Editors: Perz, Stephen G. (Ed.)

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  • Discusses the many challenges involved in large scale interdisciplinary research
  • Collates first hand information from collaborations investigating social-ecological systems
  • Provides a set of recommendations to any collaborators intending to use science as a tool to better understand social-ecological systems
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Collaboration across boundaries is widely recognized as a vital requisite for the advancement of innovative science to address problems such as environmental degradation and global change. This book takes collaboration across boundaries seriously by focusing on the many challenges and practices involved in team science when spanning disciplinary, organizational, national and other divides. The authors draw on a shared framework for managing the challenges of collaboration across boundaries as applied to the science of understanding complex social-ecological systems.
Teams working across boundaries on diverse social-ecological systems in countries around the world report their challenges and share their practices, outcomes and lessons learned. From these diverse experiences arise many commonalities and also some important differences. These provide the basis for a set of recommendations to any collaborators intending to use science as a tool to better understand social-ecological systems and to improve their management and governance. 

About the authors

Stephen G. Perz is Professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminology & Law at the University of Florida, USA. He works collaboratively on conservation and development issues in the Amazon, crossing disciplinary, organizational and national boundaries. This work has been funded by NASA, NSF, USAID, the Moore Foundation, and other sources, and has resulted in over 100 publications in peer-reviewed scholarly outlets.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Introduction: Collaboration Across Boundaries for Social-Ecological Systems Science

    Perz, Stephen G.

    Pages 1-33

  • Lessons Learned About Collaborating Across Coupled Natural-Human Systems Research on Mexico’s Payments for Hydrological Services Program

    Pischke, Erin C. (et al.)

    Pages 35-77

  • Adapting to the Challenges of International and Interdisciplinary Research of Coupled Human and Natural Systems

    Laborde, Sarah (et al.)

    Pages 79-114

  • Collaborative Research Across Boundaries: Mangrove Ecosystem Services and Poverty Traps as a Coupled Natural-Human System

    Uchida, Emi (et al.)

    Pages 115-152

  • Learning About Forest Futures Under Climate Change Through Transdisciplinary Collaboration Across Traditional and Western Knowledge Systems

    Smithwick, Erica A. H. (et al.)

    Pages 153-184

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eBook $64.99
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Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-13826-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Collaboration Across Boundaries for Social-Ecological Systems Science
Book Subtitle
Experiences Around the World
Editors
  • Stephen G. Perz
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-13827-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-13827-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-13826-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XLV, 437
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations, 33 illustrations in colour
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