Ecosystem stewardship: sustainability strategies for a rapidly changing planet.

@article{Chapin2010EcosystemSS,
  title={Ecosystem stewardship: sustainability strategies for a rapidly changing planet.},
  author={F. Stuart III Chapin and Stephen R. Carpenter and Gary P. Kofinas and Carl Folke and N. Abel and William C Clark and Per Olsson and D. M. Stafford Smith and Brian Walker and Oran R. Young and Fikret Berkes and R. Hilton Biggs and J. Morgan Grove and Rosamond L Naylor and Evelyn W. Pinkerton and Will Steffen and Frederick j. Swanson},
  journal={Trends in ecology & evolution},
  year={2010},
  volume={25 4},
  pages={241-9}
}
Ecosystem stewardship is an action-oriented framework intended to foster the social-ecological sustainability of a rapidly changing planet. Recent developments identify three strategies that make optimal use of current understanding in an environment of inevitable uncertainty and abrupt change: reducing the magnitude of, and exposure and sensitivity to, known stresses; focusing on proactive policies that shape change; and avoiding or escaping unsustainable social-ecological traps. As we discuss… CONTINUE READING
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