Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Osamu Saito, Suneetha M Subramanian, Shizuka Hashimoto, Kazuhiko Takeuchi
    Pages 1-10 Open Access
  3. Mitsutaku Makino, Masakazu Hori, Atsushi Nanami, Juri Hori, Hidetomo Tajima
    Pages 11-29 Open Access
  4. Kota Mameno, Takahiro Kubo, Yasushi Shoji, Takahiro Tsuge
    Pages 31-44 Open Access
  5. Kazumasu Aoki, Yusuke Kishita, Hidenori Nakamura, Takuma Masuda
    Pages 45-66 Open Access
  6. William Dunbar, Suneetha M Subramanian, Ikuko Matsumoto, Yoji Natori, Devon Dublin, Nadia Bergamini et al.
    Pages 93-116 Open Access
  7. Raffaela Kozar, Elson Galang, Jyoti Sedhain, Alvie Alip, Suneetha M Subramanian, Osamu Saito
    Pages 117-146 Open Access
  8. Ikuko Matsumoto, Yasuo Takahashi, André Mader, Brian Johnson, Federico Lopez-Casero, Masayuki Kawai et al.
    Pages 147-170 Open Access
  9. Osamu Saito, Suneetha M Subramanian, Shizuka Hashimoto, Kazuhiko Takeuchi
    Pages 171-179 Open Access

About this book


This open access book presents up-to-date analyses of community-based approaches to sustainable resource management of SEPLS (socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes) in areas where a harmonious relationship between the natural environment and the people who inhabit it is essential to ensure community and environmental well-being as well as to build resilience in the ecosystems that support this well-being. Understanding SEPLS and the forces of change that can weaken their resilience requires the integration of knowledge across a wide range of academic disciplines as well as from indigenous knowledge and experience. Moreover, given the wide variation in the socio-ecological makeup of SEPLS around the globe, as well as in their political and economic contexts, individual communities will be at the forefront of developing the measures appropriate for their unique circumstances. This in turn requires robust communication systems and broad participatory approaches.

Sustainability science (SuS) research is highly integrated, participatory and solutions driven, and as such is well suited to the study of SEPLS. Through case studies, literature reviews and SuS analyses, the book explores various approaches to stakeholder participation, policy development and appropriate action for the future of SEPLS. It provides communities, researchers and decision-makers at various levels with new tools and strategies for exploring scenarios and creating future visions for sustainable societies.


Indigenous and local knowledge Science-policy interface Ecosystem services Future scenarios Stakeholder analysis Visualization Satoyama Satoumi SEPLS Social-ecological system Open Access

Editors and affiliations

  • Osamu Saito
    • 1
  • Suneetha M Subramanian
    • 2
  • Shizuka Hashimoto
    • 3
  • Kazuhiko Takeuchi
    • 4
  1. 1.United Nations University, Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS), Shibuya, Tokyo, JapanInstitute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), Hayama, Kanagawa, Japan, Institute for Future Initiatives (IFI), The University of TokyoBunkyoJapan
  2. 2.United Nations University, International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH)CherasMalaysia
  3. 3.Graduate School of Agriculture and Life SciencesThe University of TokyoBunkyoJapan
  4. 4.Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), Hayama, Kanagawa, JapanInstitute for Future Initiatives (IFI), The University of TokyoBunkyoJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2020
  • License CC BY
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-981-15-1132-5
  • Online ISBN 978-981-15-1133-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2197-7348
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-7356
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