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The Routledge Handbook of Research Methods for Social-Ecological Systems

Edited by: Reinette Biggs , Alta de Vos , Rika Preiser , Hayley Clements , Kristine Maciejewski , Maja Schl├╝ter

Print publication date:  July  2021
Online publication date:  July  2021

Print ISBN: 9780367898403
eBook ISBN: 9781003021339
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781003021339
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Book description

The Routledge Handbook of Research Methods for Social-Ecological Systems provides a synthetic guide to the range of methods that can be employed in social-ecological systems (SES) research.

The book is primarily targeted at graduate students, lecturers and researchers working on SES, and has been written in a style that is accessible to readers entering the field from a variety of different disciplinary backgrounds. Each chapter discusses the types of SES questions to which the particular methods are suited and the potential resources and skills required for their implementation, and provides practical examples of the application of the methods. In addition, the book contains a conceptual and practical introduction to SES research, a discussion of key gaps and frontiers in SES research methods, and a glossary of key terms in SES research. Contributions from 97 different authors, situated at SES research hubs in 16 countries around the world, including South Africa, Sweden, Germany and Australia, bring a wealth of expertise and experience to this book.

The first book to provide a guide and introduction specifically focused on methods for studying SES, this book will be of great interest to students and scholars of sustainability science, environmental management, global environmental change studies and environmental governance. The book will also be of interest to upper-level undergraduates and professionals working at the science?policy interface in the environmental arena.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  What are social-ecological systems and social-ecological systems research? Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Complexity-based social-ecological systems research: philosophical foundations and practical implications Download PDF
Chapter  3:  The practice and design of social-ecological systems research Download PDF
Chapter  4:  How to use this handbook Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Systems scoping Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Ecological field data collection Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Interviews and surveys Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Participatory data collection Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Facilitated dialogues Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Futures analysis Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Scenario development Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Serious games Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Participatory modelling Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Resilience assessment Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Action research Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Expert modelling Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Data mining and pattern recognition Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Statistical analysis Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Qualitative content analysis Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Comparative case study analysis Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Controlled behavioural experiments Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Institutional analysis Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Network analysis Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Spatial mapping and analysis Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Historical assessment Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Dynamical systems modelling Download PDF
Chapter  27:  State-and-transition modelling Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Agent-based modelling Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Decision analysis based on optimisation Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Flow and impact analysis Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Ecosystem service modelling Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Livelihood and vulnerability analysis Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Synthesis and emerging frontiers in social-ecological systems research methods Download PDF
Glossary Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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