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Susan Baker & Isabelle Durance

In: The SAGE Handbook of Nature: Three Volume Set

Chapter 20: Resilience and Adaptation in Coupled Natural-Social Systems: A Place-Based Perspective

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Resilience and Adaptation in Coupled Natural-Social Systems: A Place-Based Perspective
Resilience and Adaptation in Coupled Natural-Social Systems: A Place-Based Perspective
Susan BakerIsabelle Durance
Introduction

Interest in the interactions between natural systems and social process has renewed following the UN Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (2005) and more recent national ecosystem assessments, such as the UK National Ecosystem Assessment (UKNEA) that was undertaken in the UK in 2011. These assessments highlight human dependence on ecosystems for life support, well-being and socio-economic development, but also reveal vulnerabilities within and between the natural and social worlds in the face of global environmental change. They also point to the need for natural and social scientists to work across disciplinary boundaries if society is to respond to the challenges these vulnerabilities present (Daily et ...

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