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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 ...

Chapter 21: Coupled Social-Ecological Systems: Insights from Seagrass Meadows in the Turks and Caicos Islands

Coupled Social-Ecological Systems: Insights from Seagrass Meadows in the Turks and Caicos Islands
Coupled Social-Ecological Systems: Insights from Seagrass Meadows in the Turks and Caicos Islands
Jessica PaddockSusan BakerLeanne Cullen-UnsworthAlastair SmithRichard Unsworth
Introduction

There is increased recognition that human societies and the biophysical systems that contain them are integrally linked. The most prominent examples of coupled social-ecological systems are coastal and marine ecosystems and the related dependence of communities on subsistence fishing for a high quality source of protein and for income. Such dependence is especially high in Africa, Asia and Latin America (Ferrol-Schulte et al., 2013) and the Caribbean, the latter forming the focus of this chapter. Depletion of some fisheries resources, worsening coastal habitat degradation, increasing threats from climate variability and change, food security risks ...

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