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Application of the Adaptive Cycle and Panarchy in La Marjaleria Social-Ecological System: Reflections for Operability

Nacher, Marc Escamilla and Ferreira, Carla Sofia Santos and Jones, Michael and Kalantari, Zahra (2021). Application of the Adaptive Cycle and Panarchy in La Marjaleria Social-Ecological System: Reflections for Operability. Land. 10 , 980
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Abstract

The adaptive cycle and panarchy are recognised tools for resilience assessment prior to establishing new management approaches aligned with Anthropocene needs. This study used the adaptive cycle and panarchy to assess the dynamics of the social-ecological system (SES) of La Marjaleria, Spain, which experienced increasing human pressure and environmental degradation in recent decades, and developed the 'adaptive curve' as a novel graphical representation of system change in the presentation of the results. Based on a literature review of historical changes in La Marjaleria, a SES analysis was performed using the adaptive cycle and panarchy, following the Resilience Alliance's Practitioners Guide. The assessment offered new insights into the social and ecological dynamics of La Marjaleria through identification of causes and consequences from a complex systems perspective. Previous land-use management in the area has generated tensions between different stakeholders and reduced environmental resilience. The systems thinking approach highlighted the complexity of change processes, offering the possibility of new routes for dialogue and understanding. The 'adaptive curve' developed as a method of illustrating interactions across scales in this study could be useful for synthesising the results of a panarchy analysis and supporting their interpretation, offering relevant departure points for future planning and decision-making.

Authors/Creators:Nacher, Marc Escamilla and Ferreira, Carla Sofia Santos and Jones, Michael and Kalantari, Zahra
Title:Application of the Adaptive Cycle and Panarchy in La Marjaleria Social-Ecological System: Reflections for Operability
Series Name/Journal:Land
Year of publishing :2021
Volume:10
Article number:980
Number of Pages:14
Publisher:MDPI
ISSN:2073-445X
Language:English
Publication Type:Research article
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Copyright:Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 1 Natural sciences > 106 Biological Sciences (Medical to be 3 and Agricultural to be 4) > Ecology
Keywords:panarchy, social-ecological systems, environmental resilience, adaptive cycle, adaptive curve
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-113862
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-113862
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DOI10.3390/land10090980
Web of Science (WoS)000700898300001
ID Code:25576
Faculty:NJ - Fakulteten för naturresurser och jordbruksvetenskap
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Urban and Rural Development
(LTJ, LTV) > Dept. of Urban and Rural Development
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:07 Oct 2021 14:27
Metadata Last Modified:07 Oct 2021 14:31

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