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Evolution of co-management: role of knowledge generation, bridging organizations and social learning.
  • F. Berkes
  • Computer Science, Medicine
  • Journal of environmental management
  • 1 April 2009
Learning-by-doing, bridging organizations, social learning, and the emergence of adaptive co-management. Expand
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Rethinking Community‐Based Conservation
Community-based conservation (CBC) is based on the idea that if conservation and development could be simultaneously achieved, then the interests of both could be served. It has been controversialExpand
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Indigenous groups offer alternative knowledge and perspectives based on their own locally developed practices of resource use. We surveyed the international literature to focus on the role ofExpand
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Navigating Social-Ecological Systems: Building Resilience for Complexity and Change
1. Introduction Fikret Berkes, Johan Colding and Carl Folke Part I. Perspectives on Resilience: 2. Adaptive dancing Lance Gunderson 3. Nature and society through the lens of resilience Iain J.Expand
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Guest Editorial, part of a Special Feature on Scale and Cross-scale Dynamics Scale and Cross-Scale Dynamics: Governance and Information in a Multilevel World
The empirical evidence in the papers in this special issue identifies pervasive and difficult cross-scale and cross-level interactions in managing the environment. Expand
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Adaptive Comanagement for Building Resilience in Social–Ecological Systems
Ecosystems are complex adaptive systems that require flexible governance with the ability to respond to environmental feedback. We present, through examples from Sweden and Canada, the development ofExpand
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Understanding uncertainty and reducing vulnerability: lessons from resilience thinking
Vulnerability is registered not by exposure to hazards alone; it also resides in the resilience of the system experiencing the hazard. Resilience (the capacity of a system to absorb recurrentExpand
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Co-management: concepts and methodological implications.
Co-management, or the joint management of the commons, is often formulated in terms of some arrangement of power sharing between the State and a community of resource users. In reality, there oftenExpand
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Community-based conservation in a globalized world
  • F. Berkes
  • Political Science, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
  • 25 September 2007
Communities have an important role to play in biodiversity conservation. However, community-based conservation as a panacea, like government-based conservation as a panacea, ignores the necessity ofExpand
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