New PDF release: Bridging Scales and Knowledge Systems: Concepts and

By World Resources Institute, Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, Walter Reid, Thomas Wilbanks, Doris Capistrano, Fikret Berkes

ISBN-10: 1597260371

ISBN-13: 9781597260374

Bridging the space among neighborhood wisdom and western technological know-how is vital to figuring out the world's ecosystems and the ways that people have interaction with and form these ecosystems. This e-book brings jointly a bunch of world-class scientists in an exceptional attempt to construct a proper framework for linking neighborhood and indigenous wisdom with the worldwide medical company. members discover the demanding situations, expenditures, and advantages of bridging scales and data structures in evaluate tactics and in source administration. Case stories examine various efforts to bridge scales, supplying very important classes relating what has labored, what has no longer, and the prices and advantages linked to these efforts. Drawing at the groundbreaking paintings of the Millennium Eco-system overview, "Bridging Scales and data structures" can be quintessential for destiny efforts to behavior atmosphere tests all over the world.

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1. This conceptual figure highlights two key points about environmental assessments. First, scientific understanding and political interests interact in various arenas (framing, assessing, and using) to produce an assessment not just at a single interface. Second, issues do not emerge and information does not flow unidirectionally through these arenas; rather, they engage in co-evolving interactions among scientists, policy makers, and the wider public that are continually reframing, reassessing, and reusing the assessment.

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