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Social-ecological resilience and law

March 1, 2014

Environmental law envisions ecological systems as existing in an equilibrium state, reinforcing a rigid legal framework unable to absorb rapid environmental changes and innovations in sustainability. For the past four decades, “resilience theory,” which embraces uncertainty and nonlinear dynamics in complex adaptive systems, has provided a robust, invaluable foundation for sound environmental management. Reforming American law to incorporate this knowledge is the key to sustainability. This volume features top legal and resilience scholars speaking on resilience theory and its legal applications to climate change, biodiversity, national parks, and water law.

Publication Year 2014
Title Social-ecological resilience and law
Publication Type Book
Index ID 70047197
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Nebraska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit