Ecology, Uncertainty and Policy: Managing Ecosystems for Sustainability, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Ecology, Uncertainty and Policy

Managing Ecosystems for Sustainability, 1st Edition

By John Handmer, Thomas W. Norton, Stephen Dovers


336 pages

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Paperback: 9780130161215
pub: 2001-08-02
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Hardback: 9781138418684
pub: 2017-06-28

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A broad and comprehensive exploration of the role of the ecological sciences in sustainability for undergraduates.The urgent quest for more sustainable patterns of development has placed new and difficult demands on both scientists and policy makers as they seek to establish more informed and effective policy processes and management regimes in the the face of pervasive uncertainty. Written by an international group of authors from a range of disciplines - ecology, geography, law, policy analysis and others - the chapters explore issues of scientific legitimacy, public participation, non-governmental organisations, inter-sectoral communication and pragmatic public policy across a wide range of ecosystem management contexts.

Table of Contents

1. Ignorance, Ecology and Policy - S.R Dovers, T.W Norton and J.W Handmer

2. Challenges to Ecosystem Management - T.W Norton

3. Bioregional Approaches to Conservation - Nels Johnson, Kenton Miller and Marta Miranda

4. Role of Non-Governmental Organisations in Creating Institutions for Ecosystem Management - Lee Breckenridge

5. Limitless Land and Limited Knowledge - John Woinarski and Freya Dawson

6. Global Warming - Sonja Boehmer-Christiansen

7. Sustainability and Global Fisheries - Martijn Wilder and Rosemary Rayfuse

8. Sustainability, Uncertainty and Environmental Policy - Michael Harte and Janet Gough

9. Fire and Biodiversity - Jane Williams

10. Wetlands - Paul Adam

11. Acid Rain and Critical Loads - Andy Tickle

12. Uncertainty, Epistemic Communities and Public Policy - K.Walker

13. Managing Ecosystems for Sutainability - J.W.Handmer, S.R.Dovers and T.W.Norton

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / General
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography