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This article uses a systemic perspective to identify and analyze the conceptual relations among vulnerability, resilience, and adaptive capacity within socio-ecological systems (SES). Since different intellectual traditions use the terms in different, sometimes incompatible, ways, they emerge as strongly related but unclear in the precise nature of their relationships. A set of diagnostic questions is proposed regarding the specification of the terms to develop a shared conceptual framework for the natural and social dimensions of global change.
This issue announces the launch of the FWS HD Resource Portal, describes its features, and outlines its usefulness to HD practitioners.
Authors assert that increased civic capacity fosters smoother process and effective deliberation about environmental issues.
Participation by Alaska Native tribes, communities, and individuals in conservation projects on public lands is often inadequate. Increasing the quantity and effectiveness of Native participation in conservation should be of paramount importance to federal agencies in Alaska.
Managers continue to be challenged with uncertainty about the balance as it relates to the individual agency's mandates for protecting the natural and cultural resources which is amplified by inconsistent terminology and divergent management approaches. This position paper is a collaboration among agencies to define visitor use management and visitor capacity, clarify the relationships between these two concepts, and provide a framework for federal land managers using these concepts to meet agency goals.
An important precursor to the adoption of climate change adaptation strategies is to understand the perceived capacity to implement and operationalize such strategies.
This article presents the results of a qualitative analysis of 80 articles, chapters, and practitioners' guides focused on collaboration and coalition functioning.
A service-wide repository for spatial and non-spatial NPS data and metadata. The Data Store contains documents, natural resource database, GIS data sets, boundary data, cartographic data, and images.
Growth and development affects every aspect of our lives where we work, how long it takes to get to there, where our children go to school, where we buy our groceries, where we find cultural and recreational opportunities, transportation and housing costs, etc.
Human Dimensions of Wildlife is devoted to the study of social considerations in fisheries and wildlife management. The journal provides an open forum for exchange of human dimensions information.