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dc.contributor.authorBrunson, Mark W.
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-05T06:24:22Z
dc.date.available2020-09-05T06:24:22Z
dc.date.issued2012-11-01
dc.identifier.citationBrunson, M. W. (2012). The elusive promise of social-ecological approaches to rangeland management. Rangeland Ecology & Management, 65(6), 632-637.
dc.identifier.issn0022-409X
dc.identifier.doi10.2111/REM-D-11-00117.1
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/642676
dc.description.abstractResilience-based frameworks for social-ecological systems (SES) are prominent in contemporary scientific literatures, but critics suggest these approaches may promise more than they deliver. A fundamental premise underlying the SES approach is that, because of the scope of human activities worldwide, we cannot separate ecological and human elements of nature when tackling our biggest challenges. Proponents argue that managers should not seek optimal solutions, but instead build capacity to adapt and transform systems to thrive within unpredicted or novel ecological states. If the range profession is to take advantage of resilience ideas, we need better tools and concepts for understanding  nterconnected systems. SES research and management strategies will pose practical difficulties, most notably finding ways to bridge differences between the methods of social and natural sciences. Also needed are institutions that involve scientists, managers, and stakeholders in analysis and informed governance, thereby addressing a key tenet of ‘‘resilience thinking’’ while accounting for the ‘‘wicked’’ nature of problems that, like many facing rangeland managers today, do not have a single best solution but only more or less feasible responses. In hopes of guiding managers toward more feasible options, I offer a model of rangeland social-ecological systems describing how management choices are influenced by, and may affect, human and natural systems at local and regional-to-global scales through both top-down and bottom-up processes./Los sistemas socio-ecológicos basados en modelos de resilencia (SES) son destacados en la literatura científica actual, pero los críticos sugieren que estos enfoques podrían prometer mas de los que entregan. La premisa elemental sobre el enfoque SES es que debido a el enfoque de las actividades del humano en todo el mundo, no podemos separar elementos naturales ecológicos y humanos cuando abordamos nuestros más grandes retos. Proponentes argumentan que los manejadores no deberían buscar soluciones óptimas y en lugar de estas construir la capacidades para adaptar y transformar sistemas que conduzcan a estados ecológicos nuevos o no predecibles. Si la profesión de pastizalero es tomar ventaja de las ideas de resilencia, necesitamos mejores herramientas y conceptos para entender los sistemas interconectados. Las investigaciones y manejo de estrategias para SES debe tener dificultades práctivas, y más importante encontrar los caminos para reducir las diferencias entre los mótodos de las ciencias sociales y naturales. También se necesitan instituciones que involucren científicos, manejadores y propietarios en el análisis y informe de gobierno, de ese modo direccionando a clave de “pensamiento resilente” mientras se considera el perverso naturaleza de los problemas como los que hoy en día enfrentan los manejadores de pastizales, no hay una solución buena y simple pero solo respuestas más o menos posibles. Con el fin de guiar a los manejadores hacia opciones más posibles ofrezco un modelo de sistema socio-ecológico para pastizales describiendo como opciones de manejo son influenciadas por y podrían afectar sistemas humanos y naturales de nivel local y regional a escala global a través de ambos procesos de arriba hacia abajo y de abajo hacia arriba.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherSociety for Range Management
dc.relation.urlhttps://rangelands.org/
dc.rightsCopyright © Society for Range Management. Published by Elsevier Inc. This is an open access article available under the Creative Commons CC-BY-NC-ND license which permits non-commercial use of the work as published, without adaptation or alteration provided the work is fully attributed.
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.subjectadaptive management
dc.subjectcomplex problems
dc.subjectcoupled natural-human systems
dc.subjecthuman dimensions of range management
dc.subjectinterdisciplinary
dc.subjectwicked problems
dc.titleThe Elusive Promise of Social-Ecological Approaches to Rangeland Management
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dc.typeArticle
dc.identifier.journalRangeland Ecology & Management
dc.description.collectioninformationThe Rangeland Ecology & Management archives are made available by the Society for Range Management and the University of Arizona Libraries. Contact lbry-journals@email.arizona.edu for further information.
dc.eprint.versionFinal published version
dc.description.admin-noteMigrated from OJS platform August 2020
dc.source.volume65
dc.source.issue6
dc.source.beginpage632-637
refterms.dateFOA2020-09-05T06:24:22Z


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