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Opportunities and challenges of the ecosystem approach

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AuthorRichter, Carsten H.; Xu, Jianchu; Wilcox, Bruce A.
SourceFUTURES
Issued Date2015-03-01
Volume67Pages:40-51
KeywordEcosystem approach Transdisciplinarity Adaptive management Generative thinking Complex adaptive systems theory Social-ecological systems
English AbstractHumanity will continue to struggle with solving its existential problems in the future if command-and-control continues as the predominant approach to environmental and natural resources management. Recognizing the ecosystem perspective, complex adaptive systems (CAS) theory and transdisciplinary collaboration as conceptual opportunities to developing innovative and socially robust solutions is an important step in the right direction. However, because ecosystems are constantly evolving, human co-development has to account for inherent ecological uncertainty. Thus, sustainability depends on a continuous reevaluation of objectives, continuous knowledge generation, stakeholder involvement and a deeper understanding of evolving social and ecological dynamics. These requirements of continuity are hardly met by current approaches consisting of consecutive transdisciplinary projects focused on solving the most urgent problems of mismanagement at hand. Therefore, in this paper we argue for an organizational setup when pursuing an ecosystem approach and outline essential characteristics, inherent opportunities and fundamental challenges. Promising benefits of this approach include tested yet proactive interventions, public credibility, resource efficiency, long-term relationship building, community participation and ultimately sustainable development. Thereby, sustainability is aspired to and supported by a shared vision, organizational co-evolution, an organizational culture promoting innovation and an external autonomy to self-organize. (C) 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
WOS SubjectEconomics ; Planning & Development
WOS Subject ExtendedBusiness & Economics ; Public Administration
WOS Keyword PlusADAPTIVE MANAGEMENT ; ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE ; COMPLEXITY THEORIES ; GRAND-CANYON ; TRANSDISCIPLINARITY ; SUSTAINABILITY ; EXPLOITATION ; CONSERVATION ; RESOURCES ; CREATION
Indexed TypeSSCI
Language英语
WOS IDWOS:000352668800005
源URL[http://ir.kib.ac.cn/handle/151853/20680]  
Collection昆明植物研究所_资源植物与生物技术所级重点实验室
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Richter, Carsten H.,Xu, Jianchu,Wilcox, Bruce A.. Opportunities and challenges of the ecosystem approach[J]. FUTURES,2015,67:40-51.
APA Richter, Carsten H.,Xu, Jianchu,&Wilcox, Bruce A..(2015).Opportunities and challenges of the ecosystem approach.FUTURES,67,40-51.
MLA Richter, Carsten H.,et al."Opportunities and challenges of the ecosystem approach".FUTURES 67(2015):40-51.

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