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dc.contributor.authorHaider, W.
dc.contributor.authorMorford, S.
dc.coverage.spatialBritish Columbia
dc.coverage.spatialCanada
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-19T18:56:19Z
dc.date.available2016-04-19T18:56:19Z
dc.date.issued2004
dc.identifier1449
dc.identifier.citationBC Journal of Ecosystems and Management 4(1): 48-58
dc.identifier.issn1488-4666
dc.identifier.other1449_00020.pdf
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/66157
dc.description.abstractEcosystem-based natural resource management involves the integration of biophysical and human dimensions. Both the social sciences and biophysical sciences contribute to our understanding of the process of balancing social, economic, and biological factors. While the role of the biophysical sciences is relatively well recognized in the natural resource management sector, the contributions of the social sciences are less well understood and they are less frequently incorporated into management plans and activities. In this paper, we summarize several distinct contributions of the social sciences to natural resource management in British Columbia, Canada, and describe 10 ways that decision makers use social sciences. We predict the role of social sciences in natural resource management will become more important and we suggest that more collaborative research projects between social science researchers and natural resource managers will emerge. We also suggest that more cross-fertilization within the diverse streams of social sciences - as well as between the social sciences and biophysical sciences - will be essential in order to address complex research questions related to natural resource management.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherKamloops, BC: FORREX-Forest Research Extension Partnership
dc.relation.urihttp://www.forrex.org/publications/jem/ISS21/vol4_no1_art7.pdf
dc.rightsCopyright 2004 FORREX Forest Research Extension Partnership
dc.subjectEcosystem management
dc.subjectEcosystem
dc.subjectSemiarid zones
dc.subjectTemperate zones
dc.subjectForest ecosystems
dc.subjectNatural resource management
dc.subjectBiophysical sciences
dc.subjectSocial sciences
dc.subjectBritish Columbia
dc.subjectEcosystem
dc.titleRelevance of social science to the management of natural resources in British Columbia
dc.typeArticle - Refereed
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