Human Ecology

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Articles from Vol. 34, No. 4, August

Adaptive Learning Networks: Developing Resource Management Knowledge through Social Learning Forums
Published online: 19 September 2006 The purpose of this paper is to explore adaptive learning networks as a contemporary means by which new resource management knowledge can develop through social learning forums. The paper draws upon recent discussions...
Coming to Understanding: Developing Conservation through Incremental Learning in the Pacific Northwest
Published online: 20 July 2006 [c] Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2006 Abstract Lessons in conservation are often seen as resulting from cycles of overexploitation and subsequent depletion of resources, followed by catastrophic consequences...
Developing Resource Management and Conservation
Published online: 17 August 2006 [c] Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2006 How can we humans learn to conserve and maintain our resources and live sustainably on our planet? This is perhaps the biggest question we face as we move into the...
Indigenous Knowledge of Ecological Variability and Commons Management: A Case Study on Berry Harvesting from Northern Canada
Published online: 2 August 2006 [c] Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2006 Abstract Common property arrangements govern the subsistence harvest of berries in the Gwich'in region of the Northwest Territories, Canada. Some of these arrangements,...
Knowledge, Learning and the Evolution of Conservation Practice for Social-Ecological System Resilience
Published online: 11 April 2006 There are two broadly conceptualized ways in which conservation knowledge may evolve: the depletion crisis model and the ecological understanding model. The first one argues that developing conservation thought and...
Lessons Learned from Reconstructing Interactions between Local Ecological Knowledge, Fisheries Science, and Fisheries Management in the Commercial Fisheries of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Published online: 13 April 2006 Questions centered on the development of local and traditional ecological knowledge and the relationship of that knowledge to the development of conservation and management practices have recently attracted critical...
Salal Harvester Local Ecological Knowledge, Harvest Practices and Understory Management on the Olympic Peninsula, Washington
Published online: 8 August 2006 [c] Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2006 Abstract Despite growing interest in traditional and local ecological knowledge for conservation and resource management, the role of migrant resource users is largely...
Trust-Building, Knowledge Generation and Organizational Innovations: The Role of a Bridging Organization for Adaptive Comanagement of a Wetland Landscape around Kristianstad, Sweden
Published online: 18 July 2006 [c] Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2006 Abstract The literature on ecosystem management and assessment is increasingly focusing on social capacity to enhance ecosystem resilience. Organizational flexibility,...