Category Archives: Adaptive governance

A decade of Adaptive Governance Scholarship: Synthesis and Future Directions

Adaptive governance is an emergent form of environmental governance that is increasingly called upon by scholars and practitioners to coordinate resource management regimes in the face of the complexity and uncertainty associated with rapid environmental change. Although the term “adaptive … Continue reading

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Adaptive Governance of Interdependent Social and Ecological Systems

Adaptive governance of interdependent social ecological systems is key to address complex interactions and to manage uncertainty and periods of change. A central characteristic of such adaptive governance is collaborative, flexible and learning-based issue management across different scales. Adaptive governance … Continue reading

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Learning for Resilience? – Exploring Learning Opportunities in Biosphere Reserves

The interdependence of society and nature, the inherent complexity of social–ecological systems, and the global deterioration of ecosystem services provide the rationale for a growing body of literature focusing on social–ecological resilience – the capacity to cope with, adapt to … Continue reading

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