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Social-ecological Systems of Latin America: Complexities and Challenges

  • 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. Case Studies

    1. Influence of the Rural/Urban Context in the Implementation of Forest Conservation Programs in Mexico: Two Case Studies from Oaxaca and Mexico City

      • Karla Juliana Rodríguez-Robayo, Maria Perevochtchikova, Veronique Sophie Ávila-Foucat, Gabriela De la Mora-De la Mora
      Pages 305-321
    2. Exploring Traps in Forest and Marine Socio-Ecological Systems of Southern and Austral Chile

      • Laura Nahuelhual, Gonzalo Saavedra, Cristobal Jullian, María Amalia Mellado, Felipe Benra
      Pages 323-345
    3. Environmental Governance for the Coastal Marine Ecosystem Services of Chiloé Island (Southern Chile)

      • Luisa E. Delgado, Víctor H. Marín, Rodrigo Asún, Claudia Zúñiga, Claudia Natenzon, Ricardo Castro-Díaz et al.
      Pages 389-405
  2. Future Challenges

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 427-427
    2. Social-ecological Challenges for a Complex Latin-American Future

      • Víctor H. Marín, Luisa E. Delgado
      Pages 429-436
  3. Correction to: Social-ecological Systems of Latin America: Complexities and Challenges

    • Luisa E. Delgado, Víctor H. Marín
    Pages C1-C1Open Access
  4. Back Matter

    Pages 437-453

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)