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dc.contributor.authorMoore, Keith M.
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dc.description.abstractThis chapter introduces landscape systems and why they are effective as a framework for understanding multiple systems across various scales. Landscape systems are helpful when observing the interconnections between actions and consequences in a complex adaptive system (CAS). A few main themes of landscape systems are adaptive management, open participatory communication among multiple stakeholders, the reinvestment of knowledge, innovation, and transformation. There is an interrelation between all factors in a CAS, but it can be difficult to see the effects different factors have on others. In order to bring a sense of organization, landscape systems are used to classify different scales or levels. These are field, farm enterprise, community watershed, ecosystems, and governance or policy. This classification helps to categorize different contributing factors, which can help explain the consequence of an action in a CAS and how it affects different levels in the system. Learning about these effects and considering macro-system factors helps guide development by targeting a project at the appropriate level. A landscape systems approach can allow for innovation and improvement through the use of adaptive management.
dc.publisherAnkeny, IA: Soil and Water Conservation Society
dc.relation.ispartofIn: Moore, K. M. (ed.) The Sciences and Art of Adaptive Management: Innovating for Sustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management, 3-22
dc.rightsCopyright 2009 by the Soil and Water Conservation Society. All rights reserved.
dc.subjectParticipatory processes
dc.subjectEcosystem management
dc.subjectSocial learning
dc.subjectSustainable agriculture
dc.subjectResource management tools
dc.subjectNatural resource management
dc.subjectSystems approach
dc.subjectLandscape systems
dc.subjectMega rice project
dc.subjectPolicy adaptation
dc.subjectAdaptive management
dc.subjectComplex adaptive systems
dc.subjectEcosystem Farm/Enterprise Scale Field Scale Governance Watershed
dc.titleLandscape systems framework for adaptive management
dc.description.notesME (Management Entity)

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