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Ecosystem Approach Complexity, Uncertainty, and Managing for Sustainability

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ISBN-10: 0231132514

ISBN-13: 9780231132510

Edition: 2008

Authors: David Waltner-Toews, James J. Kay, Nina-Marie E. Lister

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Is sustainable development a workable solution for today's environmental problems? Is it scientifically defensible? Best known for applying ecological theory to the engineering problems of everyday life, the late scholar James J. Kay was a leader in the study of social and ecological complexity and the thermodynamics of ecosystems. Drawing from his immensely important work, as well as the research of his students and colleagues, The Ecosystem Approachis a guide to the aspects of complex systems theories relevant to social-ecological management. Advancing a methodology that is rooted in good theory and practice, this book features case studies conducted in the Arctic and Africa, in Canada and Kathmandu, and in the Peruvian Amazon, Chesapeake Bay, and Chennai, India. Applying a systems approach to concrete environmental issues, this volume is geared toward scientists, engineers, and sustainable development scholars and practitioners who are attuned to the ideas of the Resilience Alliance-an international group of scientists who take a more holistic view of ecology and environmental problem-solving. Chapters cover the origins and rebirth of the ecosystem approach in ecology; the bridging of science and values; the challenge of governance in complex systems; systemic and participatory approaches to management; and the place for cultural diversity in the quest for global sustainability.
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List price: $50.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 8/11/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 408
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

David Waltner-Toews is a professor in the Department of Population Medicine at the University of Guelph. He founded Veterinarians Without Borders-Canada and, with James Kay, cofounded the Network for Ecosystem Sustainability and Health. James J. Kay was professor of environment and resource studies at the University of Waterloo. Nina-Marie E. Lister is associate professor of urban and regional planning at Tyerson Polytechnic University in Toronto.

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