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The SAGE Handbook of Nature offers an ambitious retrospective and prospective overview of the field that aims to position Nature, the environment and natural processes, at the heart of interdisciplinary social sciences. The three volumes are divided into the following parts: INTRODUCTION TO THE HANDBOOK NATURAL AND SOCIO-NATURAL VULNERABILITIES: INTERWEAVING THE NATURAL & SOCIAL SCIENCES SPACING NATURES: SUSTAINABLE PLACE MAKING AND ADAPTATION COUPLED AND (DE-COUPLED) SOCIO-ECOLOGICAL SYSTEMS RISK AND THE ENVIRONMENT: SOCIAL THEORIES, PUBLIC UNDERSTANDINGS, & THE SCIENCE-POLICY INTERFACE HUNGRY AND THIRSTY CITIES AND THEIR REGIONS CRITICAL CONSUMERISM AND ITS MANUFACTURED NATURES GENDERED NATURES AND ECO-FEMINISM REPRODUCTIVE NATURES: PLANTS, ANIMALS AND PEOPLE NATURE, CLASS AND SOCIAL INEQUALITY BIO-SENSITIVITY & THE ECOLOGIES OF HEALTH THE RESOURCE NEXUS AND ITS RELEVANCE SUSTAINABLE URBAN COMMUNITIES RURAL NATURES AND ...

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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