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Navigating the Perfect Storm: Research Strategies for Socialecological Systems in a Rapidly Evolving World

Dearing, John A.; Bullock, Seth; Costanza, Robert; Dawson, Terry P; Edwards, Mary E.; Poppy, Guy M.; Smith, Graham M.


The 'Perfect Storm' metaphor describes a combination of events that causes a surprising or dramatic impact. It lends an evolutionary perspective to how social-ecological interactions change. Thus, we argue that an improved understanding of how social-ecological systems have evolved up to the present is necessary for the modelling, understanding and anticipation of current and future social-ecological systems. Here we consider the implications of an evolutionary perspective for designing...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Environmental Management (New York)
DOI: 10.1007/s00267-012-9833-6


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