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Managing Socio-ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes for Sustainable Communities in Asia

Mapping and Navigating Stakeholders, Policy and Action

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Overview

  • Generates useful knowledge and mapping (visualization) tools to aid local communities and decision-makers develop local solutions for local challenges
  • Maps out the current research landscape surrounding this topic to identify research gaps, challenges, and success factors, with a view to strengthening future biodiversity-related science-policy-practice interfaces
  • Presents an alternative understanding of the measures for sustainable utilization and conservation of resources by integrating indigenous and local knowledge (ILK) systems into both scientific knowledge and future scenarios through participatory approaches

Part of the book series: Science for Sustainable Societies (SFSS)

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Table of contents (9 chapters)

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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.

Editors and Affiliations

  • United Nations University, Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS), Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), Hayama, Kanagawa, Japan, Institute for Future Initiatives (IFI), The University of Tokyo, Bunkyo, Japan

    Osamu Saito

  • United Nations University, International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH), Cheras, Malaysia

    Suneetha M Subramanian

  • Graduate School of Agriculture and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo, Bunkyo, Japan

    Shizuka Hashimoto

  • Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), Hayama, Kanagawa, Japan, Institute for Future Initiatives (IFI), The University of Tokyo, Bunkyo, Japan

    Kazuhiko Takeuchi

About the editors

Osamu Saito
Institution - United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS)
Tokyo, Japan

Suneetha M Subramanian
United Nations University International Institute for Global Health
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Shizuka Hashimoto
The University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Tokyo, Japan

Kazuhiko Takeuchi
The University of Tokyo, Institute for Future Initiatives (IFI)
Tokyo, Japan

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