Complexity and ecosystem management the theory and practice of multi-agent systems by International Society for Ecological Economics. Meeting

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Statementedited by Marco A. Janssen ; in association with the International Society for Ecological Economics
ContributionsJanssen, Marco, 1969-
LC ClassificationsQH75.A1 I58 2000
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 344 p. :
Number of Pages344
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17072440M
ISBN 101843760614
LC Control Number2002034676

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Complexity theory remains a field on its own, in part due to the existence of several prominent centers that take complexity as their central organizing principle and bring researchers from multiple disciplines to work together within a complexity framework; the most notable of these is the independent Santa Fe Institute, but many others exist.

Ecological Complexity is an international journal devoted to the publication of high quality, peer-reviewed articles on all aspects of biocomplexity in the environment, theoretical ecology, and special issues on topics of current scope of the journal is wide and interdisciplinary with an integrated and quantitative approach.

The journal particularly encourages submission of papers. a human-in-ecosystem perspective Iain J. Davidson-Hunt and Fikret Berkes 53 4 Redundancy and diversity: do they influence optimal management. Bobbi Low, Elinor Ostrom, Carl Simon, and James Wilson 83 Part II Building resilience in local management systems 5 The strategy of the commons: history and property rights in central Sweden Lars.

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However, the book is small, given the topic it purports to cover, and we fully expect it to be only the starting point for learning about ecosystem management.

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