Foghorns to the future: Using knowledge and transdisciplinarity to navigate complex systems

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2005
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Waterloo, ON: Resilience Alliance
Abstract

Complex systems are shaped by multiple interactions, nonlinear feedback, and uncertainty. Two case studies from Peru and South Africa in which community-level assessments were conducted as part of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment are compared. This paper highlights the conceptual and practical trade-offs involved in the selection of particular approaches.

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Ecosystem management, Ecosystem, Community management, Community participation, Survey research methods, Agriculture, Ecological assessment, Community-based assessment, Epistemology, Millenium ecosystem assessment, Complex systems, Transdisciplinary research, Complexity, Scale, Uncertainty, Perú, South africa, Case studies, Ecosystem
Citation
Ecology and Society 10(2): 176-189