Pluralism in Ecosystem Governance

Pluralism in Ecosystem Governance

1st Edition - June 10, 2022

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  • Editors: Jennifer Holzer, Julia Baird, Gordon Hickey
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780323989015

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Pluralism in Ecosystem Governance, Volume 66 in the Advances in Ecological Research series, highlights new advances in the field, with this release including chapters on  An exploration of the effects of political pluralism on decision making for sustainability: Implications for membership on public sector boards, Transdisciplinary agroecological research on biodiversity and ecosystem services for sustainable and climate resilient farming systems in Malawi, Pluralistic approaches in research advance farming and freshwater sustainability efforts in the Great Lakes Basin, Pluralism to manage the complexity of ecosystem services co-production, Of green spaces and gray areas: An Ethnography of Ecosystem Governance in Peri-Urban Bangaluru, India, and more. Additional chapters include Charting Evidence-based Biodiversity Pathways for Sustainable Development in Canada, Community-scientist collaboration in the creation, management and research for two new National Wildlife Areas in Arctic Canada, Rigid social-ecological governance: how discourse inertia has limited pluralism in Doñana, and a variety of other topics.

Key Features

  • Provides the authority and expertise of leading contributors from an international board of authors
  • Presents the latest release in the Advances in Ecological Research series
  • Updated release includes the latest information on Pluralism in Economic Governance

Readership

Environmentalists, ecologists at undergraduate through to research level, social scientists and economists

Table of Contents

  • Section 1: Spotlight on Indigenous and local knowledge

    1. Transdisciplinary agroecological research on biodiversity and ecosystem services for sustainable and climate resilient farming systems in Malawi

    Rachel Bezner Kerr and Isaac Luginaah

    2. Community-scientist collaboration in the creation, management and research for two new National Wildlife Areas in Arctic Canada

    Mark Mallory

    3. Enhancing collaboration across the knowledge system boundaries of ecosystem governance

    Gordon Hickey and Nathan Badry

    Section 2: Amplifying muted voices

    4. Of green spaces and gray areas: An Ethnography of Ecosystem Governance in Peri-Urban Bangaluru, India

    Lingaraj Giriyapura Jayaprakesh and Gordon Hickey

    5. Posthumanist Pluralities: Advocating for nonhuman species’ rights, agency, and welfare in ecosystem governance

    Bastian Thomsen, Thomas Cousins, Andrew Gosler, Kellen Copeland, Jennifer Thomsen, Sarah Coose, Abigail Mensah, Samuel Fennell, Jose Guzman, Shelby Copeland, Dane Nickerson, Max Duggan, Amy Schneider, Marley Taylor, Asier Hernandez Saez and Anant Deshwal

    6. Saving the Sonso Lagoon: contesting entrenched local powers and building practical authority in wetland governance in Valle del Cauca, Colombia.

    Renata Moreno Quintero and Theresa Selfa

    Section 3: Methods and approaches to foster pluralism in translational ecology

    7. Participation as a pathway to pluralism: a critical view over diverse disciplines

    Julia Leventon, Zuzana Veronika Harmáčková, Lenka Sucha, Barbora Nohlová and Simeon Vaňo

    8. Pluralistic approaches in research advance farming and freshwater sustainability efforts in the Great Lakes Basin

    Catherine M. Febria, Candy Donaldson, Jessica Ives and Katrina Keeshig

    9. Disrupting the governance of social-ecological rigidity traps: Can pluralism foster change towards sustainability?

    Pablo F. Méndez, David Fajardo-Ortiz and Jennifer M. Holzer

    10. Governance to manage the complexity of nature’s contributions to people co-production

    Roman Isaac, Jana Kachler, Klara Johanna Winkler, Eerika Albrecht, María Dolores Felipe-Lucia and Berta Martín-López

Product details

  • No. of pages: 318
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2022
  • Published: June 10, 2022
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780323989015

About the Serial Volume Editors

Jennifer Holzer

Jen Holzer holds a PhD from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology in Environmental Studies, an MPA in Environmental Science and Policy from Columbia University, and a BA from Swarthmore College. Her doctoral work evaluated the research-implementation gap in social-ecological research in Europe using case studies in Spain, Scotland, and Romania, and provided recommendation that fed directly into enhancing European research infrastructures. Previously, she was a project manager for climate change mitigation and energy efficiency programs in California and across the US. She is particularly interested in improving the effectiveness of transdisciplinary science, integrating social sciences research and practice for better environmental decision-making.

Affiliations and Expertise

Adjunct Professor, Environmental Sustainability Research Centre, Brock University, Canada

Julia Baird

Prof. Julia Baird’s research focuses on the human dimensions of water resources. She is particularly interested in water resilience, improving outcomes of water governance by improving processes, and agricultural decision-making and its impacts on water.

Affiliations and Expertise

Canada Research Chair (Tier II) and Associate Professor, Environmental Sustainability Research Centre and the Department of Geography and Tourism Studies, Canada

Gordon Hickey

Gordon Hickey completed a Bachelor of Forest Science degree (Honours) at the University of Melbourne, a Ph.D. at the University of British Columbia, and a Master of Public Administration (Executive) at the Australian and New Zealand School of Government, Monash University. He is the Founding Head of the Sustainable Futures Research Laboratory specializing in sustainable natural resource management, policy and governance. His work employs qualitative, quantitative and mixed-method techniques to examine diverse socio-ecological and socio-technical systems with a view to informing decision-making and supporting innovative public policies. He has conducted research in over 30 countries on six continents and engages in multi-disciplinary and international research teams working in collaboration with end-users including government, the private sector and local/Indigenous communities. He is presently an Associate Editor of the journals Food Security and Society & Natural Resources.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, McGill University Department of Natural Resource Sciences, Canada

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