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|Additional Physical Format:||Printed edition:|
|Material Type:||Document, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Charles G Curtin
|Description:||1 online resource.|
|Contents:||1. Integrating conservation and complexity through the perspective of place --
2. experiments in post-normal science in southwestern Rangelands --
3. Experiments in the Governance of Maine's coastal fisheries --
4. Conceptual Under pinnings for preserving open spaces --
5. Resilience and the socioecological synthesis --
6. Practical aspects of sustaining open spaces.
|Responsibility:||Charles G. Curtin.|
This publication proposes that we return to ℓ́ℓfirst principlesℓ́ℓ--fundamental physical laws of the universe--and think about complex systems from the ground up based on modern scientific theory backed up by practical experience.℗ℓ Since the days of the American Frontier, our management policies have promoted a one-size-fits-all mentality for large, complex landscapes. Landscape ecologist Charles Curtin argues that instead we need a science-based approach that accounts for the dynamic nature of complex systems and gives local stakeholders a say in their futures. Curtin walks us through foundational concepts of thermodynamics, ecology, sociology, and resilience theory, applying them to real-world examples from years he has spent designing large-scale, place-based collaborative research programs in the United States and around the world.
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