Models of equilibrium, natural agency and environmental change: lay ecologies in UK recreational angling

@inproceedings{Eden2011ModelsOE,
  title={Models of equilibrium, natural agency and environmental change: lay ecologies in UK recreational angling},
  author={Sally E Eden and Christopher Bear},
  year={2011}
}
This paper studies how anglers in northern England invoke models of equilibrium and ‘the balance of nature’ in making sense of the water environments where they regularly fish, and how they use these models as norms or ideals when designing environmental management, alongside an emphasis on natural agency and unpredictability. Like other publics, anglers are shown to be a heterogeneous group in how they think about nature and their ‘lay ecologies’ reflect the problematic way in which… CONTINUE READING

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