Carrying Capacity's New Guise: Folk Models for Public Debate and Longitudinal Study of Environmental Change

@article{Cliggett2001CarryingCN,
  title={Carrying Capacity's New Guise: Folk Models for Public Debate and Longitudinal Study of Environmental Change},
  author={Lisa Cliggett},
  journal={Africa Today},
  year={2001},
  volume={48},
  pages={19 - 2}
}
Current public debates about the environment often assume a clear relationship between resource availability and population growth: more people mean fewer resources. Over the past three decades, scholars in the social and natural sciences have disassembled the notion of carrying capacity to demonstrate that relationships between humans and their ecosystems are more open, fl uid, and complex than the concept allows. Despite scholarly recognition of the problems with carrying capacity, the term… Expand
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