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Evolution of co-management: role of knowledge generation, bridging organizations and social learning.
  • F. Berkes
  • Medicine, Computer Science
    Journal of environmental management
  • 1 April 2009
Through successive rounds of learning and problem solving, learning networks can incorporate new knowledge to deal with problems at increasingly larger scales, with the result that maturing co- management arrangements become adaptive co-management in time.
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 controversial
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 of
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.
Sacred Ecology: Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Resource Management
This book deals with the topic of traditional ecological knowledge specifically in the context of natural resource management. An issue of today is how humans can develop a more acceptable
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
It is suggested that the advent of co-management structures and conscious boundary management that includes knowledge co-production, mediation, translation, and negotiation across scale-related boundaries may facilitate solutions to complex problems that decision makers have historically been unable to solve.
Adaptive Comanagement for Building Resilience in Social–Ecological Systems
It is proposed that the self-organizing process of adaptive comanagement development, facilitated by rules and incentives of higher levels, has the potential to expand desirable stability domains of a region and make social–ecological systems more robust to change.
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 recurrent
Community Resilience: Toward an Integrated Approach
We explore opportunities for an integrated approach in community resilience to inform new research directions and practice, using the productive common ground between two strands of literature on
Linking Social and Ecological Systems: Management Practices and Social Mechanisms for Building Resilience
1. Linking social and ecological systems for resilience and sustainability Fikret Berkes and Carl Folke Part I. Learning from Locally Devised Systems: 2. People, refugia and resilience Madhav Gadgil,