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Social-ecological Systems of Latin America: Complexities and Challenges

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  • The only book on social-ecological systems from Latin America

  • Discusses social-ecological systems, which are the basis of Latin America’s development

  • Presents a discussion on the complexities of social-ecological systems from specialists in several areas (sociology, ecology, economy)

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Table of contents (24 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Concepts and Methods to Study Social-ecological Systems

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Postnormal Science and Social-ecological Systems

      • Víctor H. Marín, Ignacio A. Marín, Luisa E. Delgado
      Pages 3-13
    3. Simplifying the Complexity of Social-ecological Systems with Conceptual Models

      • Luisa E. Delgado, Daniela C. Pérez-Orellana, Víctor H. Marín
      Pages 15-32
    4. Social Actors and Participation in Environmental Issues in Latin America

      • Daniela C. Pérez-Orellana, Ailan Villalón-Cueto, Romina De Ríos, Carolina Velázquez-Mendoza, Marcela Torres-Gómez, David Quiñones-Guerrero et al.
      Pages 33-51
    5. Social-ecological Systems and Human Well-Being

      • Luisa E. Delgado, Iskra Alejandra Rojo Negrete, Marcela Torres-Gómez, Amanda Alfonso, Francisco Zorondo-Rodríguez
      Pages 53-69
  3. Challenges of Latin America Social-ecological Systems

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 71-71
    2. Studying Social-ecological Systems from the Perspective of Social Sciences in Latin America

      • Ricardo Castro-Díaz, Maria Perevochtchikova, Catherine Roulier, Christopher B. Anderson
      Pages 73-93
    3. A New Environmental Governance

      • Luisa E. Delgado, Francisco Zorondo-Rodríguez, Pamela Bachmann-Vargas, Carmiña Soto, Veronique S. Avila Foucat, Ricardo A. Gutierrez et al.
      Pages 117-135
    4. A Hierarchical Approach for the Evaluation of Multiple Ecosystem Services

      • Antonio Tironi-Silva, Marcela Torres-Gomez, Francisco De la Barrera
      Pages 137-147
    5. Social-ecological Complexities and Novel Ecosystems

      • Víctor H. Marín, Colin Maxwell Finlayson
      Pages 149-158
  4. Case Studies

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 185-185
    2. Spatial Modeling of Social-ecological Systems of Hydrological Environmental Services in Las Conchas Creek Basin, Argentina

      • Ricardo Castro-Díaz, Walter Sione, Brián Ferrero, Virginia Piani, Griselda Urich, Pablo Aceñolaza
      Pages 187-211
    3. Water Supply Valuation of High Andes Wetlands, Chinchiná River High Watershed, Colombia

      • Gloria Yaneth Flórez Yepes, Jhon Fredy Betancur Pérez, Jorge Andrés Ospina, Angela María Alzate
      Pages 247-260
    4. Integrated Evaluation of the Effects of the Payment for Hydrological Environmental Services Program in Ajusco, Mexico City

      • María Perevochtchikova, Iskra Alejandra Rojo Negrete, Estebania Teyeliz Martínez Jiménez, Zenia María Saavedra Díaz, Sandra Edda Martínez
      Pages 283-303

About this book

Human societies are influencing nature in such a way that their independent analysis is no longer suitable. Fortunately, social-ecological systems provide a conceptual framework for the interconnected analysis of societies and ecosystems. However, in the case of Latin America, the complexity of social-ecological processes undermined a much-needed compilation of theoretical concepts, methods and case studies. Increasing readers’ understanding of such systems using a postnormal approach, the book discusses current concepts and methods with examples of studies from eight countries. It is a useful resource for social actors, government decision makers and scholars.  

Keywords

  • environmental governance
  • socioecological complexity
  • postnormal science
  • conceptual models
  • human wellbeing

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Editors and Affiliations

  • Escuela de Ciencias Facultad de Ciencias Universidad de Chile, Fundación Centro Transdisciplinario de Estudios FES-Sistémicos, Santiago, Chile

    Luisa E. Delgado

  • Laboratorio de Modelación Ecológica Departamento de Ciencias Ecológicas Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile

    Víctor H. Marín

About the editors

Luisa E. Delgado is a Professor at Universidad de Chile, Invited Professor at Universidad Nacional de Asunción (Paraguay) and founder of Fundación Centro Transdisciplinario de Estudios FES-sistémicos (Chile). She has a doctoral degree in Social Processes and Public Policies from Universidad de Artes y Ciencias Sociales and a master’s degree in Ecology from Universidad de Chile.  She was awarded scholarships by the Deutshcer Akademisher Austauschdients (DAAD, Germany) and the World Bank.  She is currently pursuing research, financed by CONICYT-Chile, on social-ecological systems, ecosystem services, human wellbeing and environmental governance.

Víctor H. Marín is Full Professor at Universidad de Chile (Departamento de Ciencias Ecológicas, Facultad de Ciencias). He has a Ph.D. in Oceanography and postdoc in Ecosystem Ecology from Scripps Institution of Oceanography (USA), and he received a Georg Forster fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (Germany) to study aquatic ecosystems. He is currently a Professor of Ecosystem Ecology and Numerical Modelling at Universidad de Chile.

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Buying options

eBook
USD 109.00
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  • ISBN: 978-3-030-28452-7
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book
USD 139.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book
USD 179.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)