Daily Archives: March 26, 2015

Illusions of Resilience? An Analysis of Community Responses to Change

This article contributes to our understanding of community resilience. Community resilience is the ability of a community to cope and adjust to stresses caused by social, political, and environmental change and to engage community resources to overcome adversity and take … Continue reading

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Indigenous Knowledge, Science, and Resilience: on Knowledge Integration

Despite the increasing trend worldwide of integrating indigenous and scientific knowledge in natural resource management, there has been little stock-taking of literature on lessons learned from bringing indigenous knowledge and science together and the implications for maintaining and building social-ecological … Continue reading

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Engagement between Academic and Indigenous Communities in Ecological Research

Ecological research, especially work related to conservation and resource management, increasingly involves social dimensions. Concurrently, social systems, composed of human communities that have direct cultural connections to local ecology and place, may draw upon environmental research as a component of … Continue reading

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Resilience: Understanding Adaptation and Transformation through Indigenous Practice

Resilience is emerging as a promising vehicle for improving management of social-ecological systems that can potentially lead to more sustainable arrangements between environmental and social spheres. Central to an understanding of how to support resilience is the need to understand … Continue reading

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Studying the Complexity of Change: Understanding Deliberate Social-ecological Transformations

Faced with numerous seemingly intractable social and environmental challenges, many scholars and practitioners are increasingly interested in understanding how to actively engage and transform the existing systems holding such problems in place. Although a variety of analytical models have emerged … Continue reading

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Transformational Change: Creating a Safe Operating Space for Humanity

Many ecologists and environmental scientists witnessing the scale of current environmental change are becoming increasingly alarmed about how humanity is pushing the boundaries of the Earth’s systems beyond sustainable levels. The world urgently needs global society to redirect itself toward … Continue reading

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