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Barriers and bridges to the integration of social-ecological resilience and law

Green, Olivia Odom and Garmestani, Ahjond S. and Allen, Craig R. and Gunderson, Lance H and Ruhl, J. B. and Arnold, Craig A. and Graham, Nicholas A. J. and Cosens, Barbara and Angeler, David and Chaffin, Brian C. and Holling, CS (2015). Barriers and bridges to the integration of social-ecological resilience and law. Frontiers In Ecology And The Environment. 13:6, 332-337
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/140294

Abstract

There is a fundamental difference between the ways in which ecologists and lawyers view uncertainty: in the study of ecology, uncertainty provides a catalyst for exploration, whereas uncertainty is antithetical to the rule of law. This issue is particularly troubling in environmental management, where the tensions between law and ecology become apparent. Rather than acknowledge uncertainties in management actions, legal frameworks often force a false sense of certainty in linking cause and effect. While adaptive management has been developed to deal with uncertainty, laws and legal wrangling can be obstacles to implementation. In this article, we recommend resilience-based governance "adaptive governance" as a means to begin bridging the gap between law and ecology.

Authors/Creators:Green, Olivia Odom and Garmestani, Ahjond S. and Allen, Craig R. and Gunderson, Lance H and Ruhl, J. B. and Arnold, Craig A. and Graham, Nicholas A. J. and Cosens, Barbara and Angeler, David and Chaffin, Brian C. and Holling, CS
Title:Barriers and bridges to the integration of social-ecological resilience and law
Series/Journal:Frontiers In Ecology And The Environment (1540-9309)
Year of publishing :2015
Volume:13
Number:6
Page range:332-337
Number of Pages:6
Publisher:Ecological Soceity of America
ISSN:1540-9309
Language:English
Publication Type:Journal article
Refereed:Yes
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Full Text Status:Public
Agris subject categories.:D Administration and legislation > D10 Public administration
X Agricola extesions > X30 Life sciences
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 1 Natural sciences > 106 Biological Sciences (Medical to be 3 and Agricultural to be 4) > Ecology
Agrovoc terms:environmental management, law, ecology
Keywords:environmental management, law, ecology
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-3050
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-3050
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Type of IDID
Web of Science (WoS)000359273400018
DOI10.1890/140294
ID Code:12732
Faculty:NJ - Fakulteten för naturresurser och jordbruksvetenskap
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:05 Nov 2015 07:22
Metadata Last Modified:10 Feb 2016 11:20

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