Social-Ecological Resilience and Law

Social-Ecological Resilience and Law

By: Craig R. Allen (editor), Ahjond S. Garmestani (editor)Hardback

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Environmental law envisions ecological systems as existing in an equilibrium state, reinforcing a rigid legal framework unable to absorb rapid environmental changes and innovations in sustainability. For the past four decades, "resilience theory," which embraces uncertainty and nonlinear dynamics in complex adaptive systems, has provided a robust, invaluable foundation for sound environmental management. Reforming American law to incorporate this knowledge is the key to sustainability. This volume features top legal and resilience scholars speaking on resilience theory and its legal applications to climate change, biodiversity, national parks, and water law.

About Author

Ahjond S. Garmestani is a research scientist at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency-National Risk Management Research Laboratory. Craig R. Allen is leader and professor of the U.S. Geological Survey-Nebraska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.


Contents Acknowledgments Introduction: Social-Ecological Resilience and Law Ahjond S. Garmestani, Craig R. Allen, Craig Anthony Arnold, and Lance H. Gunderson 1. Wilderness Preserves: Still Relevant and Resilient After All These Years, by Sandi Zellmer and John M. Anderies 2. Bringing Resilience to Wildlife Management and Biodiversity Protection, by Melinda Harm Benson and Matthew E. Hopton 3. Landscape Level Management of Parks, Refuges, and Preserves for Ecosystem Resilience, by Robert L. Glicksman and Graeme S. Cumming 4. Marine Protected Areas, Marine Spatial Planning, and the Resilience of Marine Ecosystems, by Robin Kundis Craig and Terry P. Hughes 5. Resilience and Water Governance: Addressing Fragmentation and Uncertainty in Water Allocation and Water Quality Law, by Barbara A. Cosens and Craig A. Stow 6. Institutionalized Cooperation and Resilience in Transboundary Freshwater Allocation, by Olivia Odom Green and Charles Perrings 7. Ecosystem Services, Ecosystem Resilience, and Resilience of Ecosystem Management Policy, J. B. Ruhl and F. Stuart Chapin III 8. Maintaining Resilience in the Face of Climate Change, by Alejandro E. Camacho and T. Douglas Beard 9. Matching Scales of Law with Social-Ecological Contexts to Promote Resilience, by Jonas Ebbesson and Carl Folke 10. Incorporating Resilience and Innovation into Law and Policy: A Case for Preserving a Natural Resource Legacy and Promoting a Sustainable Future, by Tarsha Eason, Alyson C. Flournoy, Heriberto Cabezas, and Michael A. Gonzalez 11. Adaptive Law, Craig Anthony Arnold and Lance H. Gunderson 12. The Integration of Social-Ecological Resilience and Law, by Ahjond S. Garmestani, Craig R. Allen, J. B. Ruhl, and C. S. Holling Contributors Index

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  • ISBN13: 9780231160582
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 416
  • ID: 9780231160582
  • ISBN10: 0231160585

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