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Conservation Biology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 278)
Biological Conservation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 247)
Biodiversity and Conservation     Open Access   (Followers: 195)
Ecological Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 139)
Ecology and Evolution     Open Access   (Followers: 98)
Global Ecology and Biogeography     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 65)
Environmental Conservation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 63)
Ecology and Society     Open Access   (Followers: 51)
Animal Conservation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 48)
Functional Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 47)
Restoration Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 46)
Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution     Open Access   (Followers: 46)
Aquatic Conservation Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44)
Diversity and Distributions     Open Access   (Followers: 42)
Nature Conservation     Open Access   (Followers: 35)
Landscape and Urban Planning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
Environmental and Resource Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
Conservation Science     Open Access   (Followers: 28)
Conservation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Journal for Nature Conservation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Journal of the Institute of Conservation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Conservation Genetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Ecological Restoration     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22)
Forest Policy and Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Society & Natural Resources: An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Resources, Conservation & Recycling     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Oryx     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
Journal of Rural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Wildlife Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Journal of Industrial Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
African Journal of Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
International Journal of Sustainable Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Studies in Conservation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Nature Sustainability     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Lakes & Reservoirs Research & Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Global Ecology and Conservation     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
African Journal of Range & Forage Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Wildfowl     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Challenges in Sustainability     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Arid Land Research and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Natural Resources Policy Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Business Strategy and the Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Aquaculture, Aquarium, Conservation & Legislation - International Journal of the Bioflux Society     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Ideas in Ecology and Evolution     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainable Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Global Energy Issues     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of East African Natural History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Environmental and Sustainability Indicators     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Natural Resources Forum     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Advanced Sustainable Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Urban Ecology     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Earth's Future     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Natural Resources and Conservation     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
African Journal of Wildlife Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Environment Conservation Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Biodiversity Science and Management     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Human Dimensions of Wildlife: An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Architectural Heritage: Conservation, Analysis, and Restoration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Ecology and The Natural Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Environment and Planning E : Nature and Space     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
American Journal of Rural Development     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Journal of International Wildlife Law & Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Ethnobiology and Conservation     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of the American Institute for Conservation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Social Ecology and Sustainable Development     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Australasian Plant Conservation: Journal of the Australian Network for Plant Conservation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Archeomatica     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Interdisciplinary Environmental Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Sustainable Mining     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Southern Forests : a Journal of Forest Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Environment and Pollution     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Ecological Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
AICCM Bulletin     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Asian Journal of Sustainability and Social Responsibility     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Rural Sustainability Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Neotropical Biology and Conservation     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Sustainable Earth     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Paper Conservation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Soil and Water Conservation Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Eastern European Countryside     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Pacific Conservation Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Tanzania Journal of Forestry and Nature Conservation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Madagascar Conservation & Development     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
European Countryside     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Rangeland Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Conservation Science and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Wildlife Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Forum Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Threatened Taxa     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Tropical Conservation Science     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Park Watch     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Resources, Conservation & Recycling : X     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Conservación Vegetal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
npj Urban Sustainability     Open Access  
Recursos Rurais     Open Access  
Madera y Bosques     Open Access  
Intervención     Open Access  
Soil Ecology Letters     Hybrid Journal  
Tropical Ecology     Hybrid Journal  
Socio-Ecological Practice Research     Hybrid Journal  
Process Integration and Optimization for Sustainability     Hybrid Journal  
Water Conservation Science and Engineering     Hybrid Journal  
Nepalese Journal of Development and Rural Studies     Open Access  
VITRUVIO : International Journal of Architectural Technology and Sustainability     Open Access  
Sustainable Environment Agricultural Science (SEAS)     Open Access  
Savana Cendana     Open Access  
Arcada : Revista de conservación del patrimonio cultural     Open Access  
Nusantara Bioscience     Open Access  
Indonesian Journal of Conservation     Open Access  
Indonesian Journal of Sustainability Accounting and Management     Open Access  
One Ecosystem     Open Access  
Revista de Direito e Sustentabilidade     Open Access  
Ambiens. Revista Iberoamericana Universitaria en Ambiente, Sociedad y Sustentabilidad     Open Access  
Revista Meio Ambiente e Sustentabilidade     Open Access  
Revista de Ciencias Ambientales     Open Access  
Recycling     Open Access  
Revista Memorare     Open Access  
Novos Cadernos NAEA     Open Access  
Julius-Kühn-Archiv     Open Access  
In Situ. Revue des patrimoines     Open Access  
Future Anterior     Full-text available via subscription  
Regional Sustainability     Open Access  
Interações (Campo Grande)     Open Access  

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Socio-Ecological Practice Research
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  • Julius Gyula Fábos memorial: a passion for landscape planning and
           greenways

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      Abstract: Abstract This essay is a memorial to Julius Gyula Fábos, an international leader in greenway and landscape planning who passed away in 2022. Hungarian-born Fábos spent his professional career at the University of Massachusetts Amherst (1964–1998) where he developed his seminal work on landscape assessment and greenway planning that has influenced the field of landscape planning. Post-retirement, Fábos continued to develop visionary greenway plans at the regional (New England) and national scale (USA), and further promoted international greenway planning through his writing, endowed conference, and scholarly connections. Prof. Fabos led a colorful life with a passion for landscape architecture and planning that profoundly changed the methods of landscape assessment and planning. He was a major force behind the world-wide expansion of greenway planning and implementation during the past three decades.
      PubDate: 2022-08-22
       
  • Evaluating stakeholder engagement in collaborative research: co-producing
           knowledge for climate resilience

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      Abstract: Abstract This study describes the development, implementation, and evaluation of an initial stakeholder engagement experience designed to facilitate knowledge co-production. The engagement experience is part of a collaborative research framework (CRF), which facilitates iterative interactions among diverse researchers and stakeholders around the topic of enhanced climate resilience. Here, we describe the: (1) need for and development of a CRF as it relates to stakeholder engagement and knowledge co-production; (2) implementation of the initial engagement experience, focused around individual semi-structured interviews, in the context of a snow-dependent, arid river basin where historical water over allocation, climate change, and diversified water uses challenge the basin’s resilience; and (3) formative evaluation of the engagement experience using an online survey to inform the development of more effective engagement practices. Results of the evaluation indicate that, after participating, most stakeholders understand and recognize the importance of research goals, demonstrate positive attitudes toward collaborative research and researchers, view their contribution of knowledge and expertise as critical to research, and perceive researchers as eager to use their expertise. Moreover, stakeholders emphasized various context-specific goals for knowledge co-production, such as finding innovative ways to adapt to increased competition for diminishing water supplies. To achieve these goals, stakeholders suggested researchers learn about their basin, including its water allocation history and agricultural practices. These results highlight the importance of centering stakeholder engagement experiences within a broader CRF and formatively evaluating such experiences to adapt them to achieve research goals.
      PubDate: 2022-08-22
       
  • How does co-produced research influence adaptive capacity' Lessons
           from a cross-case comparison

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      Abstract: Abstract Co-production of knowledge (through project design or research) is viewed as an effective approach to solving environmental problems, which may also increase community adaptive capacity in the face of climate change. However, the reality is that little is known about long-term impacts of co-production on researchers, communities, and outputs. We qualitatively analyzed case studies to understand co-production processes and related adaptive capacity outcomes. These 13 case studies were developed to identify impacts of the United States Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture water (2001–2013) and climate (2010–2015) portfolios, which funded projects focused on research, education, and extension related to climate and water issues on working lands. Case study data included interviews, survey responses, and analysis of reports and publications related to a single project. We found that projects which were responsive to specific needs and assets of stakeholders had strong connections to adaptive capacity outcomes, but that these projects did not necessarily entail highly interactive practices of co-production of knowledge (e.g., stakeholder-driven research with continuous interactions between academic and non-academic partners). Our research provides evidence to suggest that, in some contexts, engagement approaches that are less time- and resource-intensive for stakeholders may be as effective at building adaptive capacity as highly interactive co-production efforts.
      PubDate: 2022-08-08
       
  • The potential of nature-based solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
           from US agriculture

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      Abstract: Abstract Climate change is the main environmental challenge of the twenty-first century. The United States is the world’s second-largest producer of annual greenhouse gases (GHGs), and agriculture contributes about 10% of the USA’s emissions. This study evaluates the literature and potential of nature-based solutions to reduce GHG emissions from US agriculture, which has been characterized as “industrial agriculture.” The US experience has global relevance. Nature-based solutions in US agriculture include: (1) changing the crops and livestock that farmers produce; (2) changing how farmers grow food by using regenerative or climate-smart agriculture practices, such as soil and water conservation and improved manure and fertilizer management to build up soil carbon and enhance productivity; (3) changing where food is grown; (4) enabling the sale of carbon offset credits from farmland owners to GHG emitters; and (5) enabling the sale of development rights by farmland owners to “preserve” farmland for agricultural uses and avoid the conversion of farmland to residential and commercial development. The potential reductions in GHG emissions from nature-based solutions appear to be 40–50%. So, nature-based solutions will not eliminate all GHGs from US agriculture. But the reduction in methane and nitrous oxide are especially important. The global challenge is how to profitably produce more food to feed a growing population while sustainably reducing GHGs and improving soil carbon health within a changing climate.
      PubDate: 2022-08-04
       
  • In sharing and explaining the history of socio-ecological practice, we
           must act as intergenerational mediators between the past and present
           historymakers

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      PubDate: 2022-07-22
       
  • A critical assessment of participation in stakeholder engagement in
           agrifood system research

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      Abstract: Abstract The importance of stakeholder engagement and a range of challenges with inclusion in stakeholder engagement has been well articulated in previous research. However, there has been less focus on how participation is shaped by factors such as race, ethnicity and gender. Previous research suggests that agrifood systems are often framed as a space dominated by white men. In this paper, we utilize the framing of social exclusion theory and an intersectional approach to analyze reporting and representation of gender and race of stakeholders in agrifood system studies archived in the Web of Science between 2000 and 2021. We also evaluate reporting and representation by type of research approach, discipline, and over time. Findings show that there is a lack of attention paid to reporting of demographics in empirical research utilizing stakeholder engagement and that women and racial and ethnic minorities are underrepresented. Our results also show that participatory action studies are less likely to report gender and race demographics, that the lack of reporting and representation is persistent across disciplines, and that reporting and representation have somewhat improved over the past five years. We urge researchers to be more specific about whose voices they publish and encourage the inclusion of women and racial and ethnic minorities that are often overlooked as stakeholders in agricultural working landscapes.
      PubDate: 2022-07-14
      DOI: 10.1007/s42532-022-00116-8
       
  • Using researcher and stakeholder perspectives to develop promising
           practices to improve stakeholder engagement in the solutions-driven
           research process

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      Abstract: Abstract Translational approaches to science have the potential to produce research that better meets the needs of community stakeholders and advances scientific understanding. Researchers involved in translational research make committed efforts to increased engagement and communication with stakeholders throughout the research process, from planning through implementation and evaluation. Referred to as solutions-driven research within the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Research Development, this approach is being piloted on Cape Cod (Barnstable County), Massachusetts. EPA researchers are working in close coordination with community partners on the Cape to better understand and address challenges with managing nonpoint source nitrogen. The pilot also aims to assess the usefulness of solutions-driven research approaches for application in future EPA research efforts. Using semi-structured interviews with researchers and other stakeholders, we examined researchers’ and stakeholders’ perspectives on the impacts of intentional and intensive stakeholder engagement on research efforts to improve coastal water quality. This study provides a reflexive assessment of the perceived benefits and drawbacks for researchers and other stakeholders when there is an institutional expectation of an increased focus on engagement. We found that engagement has been truly intertwined with research in the pilot, participants perceived an improvement in research usefulness through developing valuable collaborative relationships, and that these relationships required significant time commitments to maintain. We also identified a need for an efficient infrastructure for developing and distributing communication materials for continued engagement with diverse stakeholders throughout the research process. The paper provides transferable practices for researchers seeking to use a solutions-driven research approach based on lessons learned thus far in how to support researchers and research planning in simultaneously prioritizing effective engagement and sound collaborative environmental science research to address a localized environmental challenge. This is an innovative approach in that interviews occurred as the implementation phase of the project began, with the goal of implementing the lessons learned outlined here in the ongoing project.
      PubDate: 2022-07-14
      DOI: 10.1007/s42532-022-00119-5
       
  • Land, ethics, justice, and Aldo Leopold

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      Abstract: Abstract The legacy of racism, inequity, and injustice in the history of conservation and the contemporary environmental movement is being scrutinized as never before. The American ecologist, conservationist, and author Aldo Leopold (1887–1948) is among the influential historical figures whose attitudes and actions have been sharply criticized. Especially because Leopold was devoted to protecting wildlands and expressed concern about the impacts of human population growth, detractors have characterized him as callously misanthropic at best, racist and fascistic at worst. These representations can be weighed against Leopold’s personal and professional record, and his views on such themes as the Native American experience, the eugenics movement of the early twentieth century, cultural diversity, and the rise of fascism. In his late years, and in the final formulation of his influential essay “The Land Ethic,” Leopold was increasingly explicit in framing his value system as one grounded in a commitment to just human relations. Moreover, the ethic he expressed was not static and could not be exclusionary. It expanded the purview of ethical consideration in the conservation movement and provided new foundations for the expansion of environmental awareness in the mainstream of American society. Viewed in this way, Leopold may be regarded not as an apotheosis of conservation thinking, but as an essential transitional figure within a still broader, ongoing movement, informed by an ever-evolving ethic of care.
      PubDate: 2022-07-14
      DOI: 10.1007/s42532-022-00117-7
       
  • Assessing green infrastructure spatial plans in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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      Abstract: Abstract Green infrastructure (GI) is a strategically planned network of natural and seminatural areas designed and managed to deliver ecosystem services. This paper aims to improve knowledge about how spatial plans address GI in Ethiopia. Document review and content analysis were used to identify and analyze key principles of GI planning and green space plans. The paper uses two evaluation criteria: an assessment of GI integration into the strategic planning of urban regions and criterions developed to evaluate the green plan in towns and cities to measure their integration into urban spatial and green space plans. The results indicate that green infrastructure has been at the initial stage of planning and there are gaps in the way spatial planning incorporates GI concepts, components, functions, and principles. Reviewing and analyzing whether planning documents incorporate GI principles and green plans is relevant to explaining the role of spatial plans in delivering GI. The plan evaluation in this research can be implemented at any planning scale in Ethiopia and other African urban areas. Applying these UGI principles in the plan can guide for future development of UGI planning efforts.
      PubDate: 2022-05-31
      DOI: 10.1007/s42532-022-00115-9
       
  • Going with the flow' The role of intention in riparian zone management

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      Abstract: Abstract In future efforts to manage nonpoint source pollutants contributing to water quality impairments in the Great Lakes Basin, revegetating riparian zones will be a key management technique for promoting climate resiliency. Social science research on adoption of conservation management practices currently provides little insight regarding the role of intentionality in management decisions, with the result that we know little about the extent to which familiarity with historic landscape conditions on one’s property inform landowner decisions to restore or maintain riparian zones. The present study addresses this empirical gap, using data from a survey of property owners in the Pigeon River watershed of western Michigan to examine the extent to which riparian zone management decisions are informed by intentional conservation management, or by a desire to maintain a landscape consistent with the historic appearances of the property. This research identifies a substantial implementation gap between residential and agricultural landowners, with agricultural landowners in this study more likely to report using riparian buffers and describing their choices as intentional actions. Landowners who were not using riparian buffers were more likely to report a desire to maintain consistency with their memory of what has been “normal” on their property, suggesting that the ways in which riparian areas are managed over time has substantial bearing on future implementation decisions.
      PubDate: 2022-05-23
      DOI: 10.1007/s42532-022-00114-w
       
  • On the writing of “How spaces become places: place makers tell their
           stories”

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      Abstract: Abstract This essay describes the background research and theorizing—developing a critical pragmatism—that has led the author to collect and analyze 7 prior books of “practice-focused oral histories”. The most recent of these collections of practice stories focuses on the work of place making in three parts: first, traditional if innovative architectural and urban design and public dispute mediation practices; second, place making that deals directly with issues of racial and multi-ethnic tension in communities and cities; and third, place making centered on leveraging and enhancing the arts.
      PubDate: 2022-05-16
      DOI: 10.1007/s42532-022-00113-x
       
  • How can the USA and China cooperate and learn from each other to reduce
           greenhouse gas emissions'

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      Abstract: Abstract China and the USA are the two leading emitters of greenhouse gases which are driving climate change. This paper explores how the two nations can cooperate and learn from each other in two key areas: transportation and renewable energy sources for electricity. Although each country has its own political, economic, cultural, and energy resource situation, many opportunities exist for moving away from fossil fuels. Cooperation could occur in a joint clean energy research institute to work on new and improved technologies, such as storage batteries, electric vehicle batteries, solar panels, green buildings, and carbon capture and storage. Avoiding trade restrictions such as tariffs on Chinese solar panels and other renewable components would be a strong sign of cooperation on climate mitigation. Cooperation on international climate agreements as happened at COP 26 will continue to be important. Exchange programs could be arranged to share experiences and ideas at the state/province and local government levels and involving think tanks, NGOs, and companies financing and developing clean energy. These exchanges can spur discussion and learning about new regulations, infrastructure, urban design, financial incentives, and technologies and how to adapt them to one’s own country. The fate of the planet may depend on cooperation between the two countries.
      PubDate: 2022-05-06
      DOI: 10.1007/s42532-022-00112-y
       
  • When the natural pendulum swings between drought and flood, a bifunctional
           natural drainage system safeguards a mountain village’s water security
           incessantly for centuries

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      Abstract: Abstract This article showcases a long-standing water-secure village in a mountain area in China and its water safeguard system. For centuries, the village has been shielded from the adverse impacts of drought and flood and continues to be a water-secure oasis amid the water-insecure environs. The safeguard for its enduring water security is a one-of-a-kind bifunctional natural drainage system (NDS) of green infrastructures that prevents flood and harvests stormwater simultaneously during storm events and releases the stored water for subsequent, year-round use. Built by the villagers upon two ecologically wise (i.e., ecophronetic) ideas—working with the duality of stormwater and building with nature, the NDS is characterized by double highs and triple lows—high effectiveness, high robustness, low tech, low maintenance, and low impact. This extraordinary feat of socio-ecological practice is as such a strong candidate for the recognition as a time-honored example of nature-based solutions.
      PubDate: 2022-04-25
      DOI: 10.1007/s42532-022-00109-7
       
  • Reconsidering the role of place in health and welfare services: lessons
           from the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States and Canada

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      Abstract: Abstract Places—the meaningful locations of daily life—have been central to the wellbeing of humans since they first formed social groups, providing a stable base for individuals, families, and communities. In the United States and Canada, as elsewhere, place also plays a foundational role in the provision of critical social and health services and resources. Yet the globally destabilizing events of the COVID-19 pandemic have dramatically challenged the concept, experience, and meaning of place. Place-centered public health measures such as lockdowns and stay-at-home orders have disrupted and transformed homes, neighborhoods, workplaces, and schools. These measures stressed families and communities, particularly among marginalized groups, and made the delivery of vital resources and services more difficult. At the same time, the pandemic has stimulated a range of creative and resilient responses. Building from an overview of these effects and drawing conceptually on theories of people–place relationships, this paper argues for critical attention to reconsidering and re-envisioning prevailing assumptions about place-centric policies, services, and practices. Such reappraisal is vital to ensuring that, going forward, scholars, policymakers, and practitioners can effectively design and deliver services capable of maintaining social connections, safety, and wellbeing in contexts of uncertainty, inequality, and flux.
      PubDate: 2022-04-19
      DOI: 10.1007/s42532-022-00111-z
       
  • Enacting boundaries or building bridges' Language and engagement in
           food-energy-water systems science

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      Abstract: Abstract Scientific study of issues at the nexus of food–energy–water systems (FEWS) requires grappling with multifaceted, “wicked” problems. FEWS involve interactions occurring directly and indirectly across complex and overlapping spatial and temporal scales; they are also imbued with diverse and sometimes conflicting meanings for the human and more-than-human beings that live within them. In this paper, we consider the role of language in the dynamics of boundary work, recognizing that the language often used in stakeholder and community engagement intended to address FEWS science and decision-making constructs boundaries and limits diverse and inclusive participation. In contrast, some language systems provide opportunities to build bridges rather than boundaries in engagement. Based on our experiences with engagement in FEWS science and with Indigenous knowledges and languages, we consider examples of the role of language in reflecting worldviews, values, practices, and interactions in FEWS science and engagement. We particularly focus on Indigenous knowledges from Anishinaabe and the language of Anishinaabemowin, contrasting languages of boundaries and bridges through concrete examples. These examples are used to unpack the argument of this work, which is that scientific research aiming to engage FEWS issues in working landscapes requires grappling with embedded, practical understandings. This perspective demonstrates the importance of grappling with the role of language in creating boundaries or bridges, while recognizing that training in engagement may not critically reflect on the role of language in limiting diversity and inclusivity in engagement efforts. Leaving this reflexive consideration of language unexamined may unknowingly perpetuate boundaries rather than building bridges, thus limiting the effectiveness of engagement that is intended to address wicked problems in working landscapes.
      PubDate: 2022-04-19
      DOI: 10.1007/s42532-022-00110-0
       
  • When more people throw firewood into a bonfire, the flames rise higher: an
           appreciation letter to our 2021 reviewers and guest editors

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      PubDate: 2022-03-14
      DOI: 10.1007/s42532-022-00105-x
       
  • Aldo Leopold’s “Odyssey” and the development of the
           ecosystem concept and approach

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      Abstract: Abstract Aldo Leopold's essay, “Odyssey”, may have contributed to the development of the ecosystem concept and approach.
      PubDate: 2022-03-14
      DOI: 10.1007/s42532-022-00107-9
       
  • “Odyssey” complements “A Biotic View of Land” to bolster the case
           for a more prominent place for Leopold

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      Abstract: Abstract In “A Biotic View of Land” Aldo Leopold may have anticipated the concept of enegy flow in ecosystem ecology. As Gene Likens notes, in “Odyssey” he may also have anticipated the concept of nutrient cycles in ecosystem ecology.
      PubDate: 2022-03-14
      DOI: 10.1007/s42532-022-00108-8
       
  • An introduction and précis of the topical collection: “transforming
           ‘space’ to ‘place’ in high-density urban areas: what roles can
           landscape and urban planning play'”

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      PubDate: 2022-02-07
      DOI: 10.1007/s42532-022-00104-y
       
  • Complex adaptive governance systems: a framework to understand
           institutions, organizations, and people in socio-ecological systems

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      Abstract: Abstract Governance is the reason for and solution to complex problems in socio-ecological systems (SESs). Governance refers to the institutions, organizations, and people involved in and affected by socio-ecological practices (SEPs), such as research, planning, design, construction, restoration, conservation, and management. The complexity of SESs requires the ability to understand and identify how the social world produces differential opportunities, constraints, and resources across multiple levels and scales of governance systems and as a consequence undesirable SEP outcomes for social equity, human well-being, and environmental integrity. This paper presents a complex adaptive governance systems framework (CAGS-F) designed to provide guidance, organization, and basic conceptualizations of social scientific concepts and terms for diagnostic, descriptive, and prescriptive inquiry into SEPs for the purpose of improving justice and sustainability. CAGS-F is unique for synthesizing the panarchy heuristic’s focus on socio-ecological interdependence, cross-scalar, multi-causal, non-linear complexity, and change with compatible social scientific theories of multi-level institutions, organizations, and human practices. The framework works from a critical realist orientation to reveal how power and privilege embedded in institutions, organizations, and human practices produce inequitable and/or undesirable SEP outcomes. The structure of the framework employs analytic dualism to provide a way to identify where, at what level and scale, who is included and/or adversely affected, and at which point in discrete adaptive cycles across institutional, organizational, and human practices opportunities, barriers, and leverage points exist so as to optimize design, planning, programming, and implementation of SEPs or evaluate unintended and unforeseen, less than successful, inequitable, and/or undesirable outcomes.
      PubDate: 2022-01-17
      DOI: 10.1007/s42532-021-00101-7
       
 
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