Book Volume 5 2016

Social Ecology

Society-Nature Relations across Time and Space

ISBN: 978-3-319-33324-3 (Print) 978-3-319-33326-7 (Online)

Table of contents (29 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-lxii

  2. The Conceptual Repertoire

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      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-28

      The Archipelago of Social Ecology and the Island of the Vienna School

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      Pages 29-61

      Core Concepts and Heuristics

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      Pages 63-92

      Transitions in Sociometabolic Regimes Throughout Human History

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      Pages 93-124

      Beyond Inputs and Outputs: Opening the Black-Box of Land-Use Intensity

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      Pages 125-147

      ‘Society Can’t Move So Much As a Chair!’—Systems, Structures and Actors in Social Ecology

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      Pages 149-168

      Why Legacies Matter: Merits of a Long-Term Perspective

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      Pages 169-196

      Toward a Socioecological Concept of Human Labor

  3. Empirical Approaches to Socioeconomic Metabolism

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      Pages 197-197

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      Pages 199-216

      Long-Term Trends in Global Material and Energy Use

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      Pages 217-237

      More Than the Sum of Its Parts: Patterns in Global Material Flows

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      Pages 239-258

      Boundary Issues: Calculating National Material Use for a Globalized World

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      Pages 259-275

      How Circular Is the Global Economy? A Sociometabolic Analysis

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      Pages 277-291

      Material Stocks and Sustainable Development

  4. Empirical Approaches to Land Use and Colonization of Ecosystems

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 293-293

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      Pages 295-313

      Livestock Grazing, the Neglected Land Use

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      Pages 315-334

      Systemic Feedbacks in Global Land Use

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      Pages 335-348

      A Burning Issue: Anthropogenic Vegetation Fires

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      Pages 349-360

      How Far Does the European Union Reach? Analyzing Embodied HANPP

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      Pages 361-373

      Africa’s Land System Trajectories 1980–2005

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      Pages 375-388

      Of Birds and Bees: Biodiversity and the Colonization of Ecosystems

  5. Empirical Approaches to Long-Term Socioecological Research

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      Pages 389-389

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      Pages 391-415

      Long-Term Risks of Colonization: The Bavarian ‘Donaumoos’

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      Pages 417-431

      A Forest Transition: Austrian Carbon Budgets 1830–2010

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