Landscape systems framework for adaptive management

dc.contributorSANREM CRSPen
dc.contributor.authorMoore, Keith M.en
dc.contributor.departmentSustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (SANREM) Knowledgebaseen
dc.descriptionMetadata only recorden
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.en
dc.description.notesME (Management Entity)en
dc.publisherAnkeny, IA: Soil and Water Conservation Societyen
dc.relation.ispartofIn: Moore, K. M. (ed.) The Sciences and Art of Adaptive Management: Innovating for Sustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management, 3-22en
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dc.rights.holderCopyright 2009 by the Soil and Water Conservation Society. All rights reserved.en
dc.subjectParticipatory processesen
dc.subjectEcosystem managementen
dc.subjectSocial learningen
dc.subjectSustainable agricultureen
dc.subjectResource management toolsen
dc.subjectNatural resource managementen
dc.subjectSystems approachen
dc.subjectLandscape systemsen
dc.subjectMega rice projecten
dc.subjectPolicy adaptationen
dc.subjectAdaptive managementen
dc.subjectComplex adaptive systemsen
dc.subjectEcosystem Farm/Enterprise Scale Field Scale Governance Watersheden
dc.titleLandscape systems framework for adaptive managementen