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Cumming, G. S., Olsson, P., Chapin, F. S., Holling, C. S. 2012. Resilience, experimentation, and scale mismatches in social-ecological landscapes. Landscape Ecology
Growing a resilient landscape depends heavily on finding an appropriate match between the scales of demands on ecosystems by human societies and the scales at which ecosystems are capable of meeting these demands. While the dynamics of environmental change and ecosystem service provision form the basis of many landscape ecology studies, enhancing landscape resilience is, in many ways, a problem of establishing relevant institu...
Rosen F., Olsson P. Institutional entrepreneurs, global networks, and the emergence of international institutions for ecosystem-based management: The Coral....Mar. Policy (2012), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2012.05.036
This study explores the role of institutional entrepreneurship in the creation of an international agreement to radically transform management of coastal and marine resources in the Coral Triangle. It analyzes how institutional entrepreneurs develop strategies to overcome barriers to change and navigate opportunity contexts to mobilize support for ecosystem-based management. The analysis shows that institutional change depend...
Eriksson H, de la Torre-Castro M, Olsson P (2012) Mobility, Expansion and Management of a Multi-Species Scuba Diving Fishery in East Africa. PLoS ONE 7(4): e35504. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0035504
Gòmez-Baggethun, E., et al., Traditional ecological knowledge and community resilience to environmental extremes: A case study in Doñana, SW Spain. Global Environ. Change (2012), doi:10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2012.02.005
Research in the last decade has emphasised the potential contribution of traditional ecological knowledge to cope with challenges from global environmental change. This research examines the role of traditional ecological knowledge and shared systems of beliefs in building long-term social—ecological resilience to environmental extremes. Data were collected from 13 villages of the Doñana region, southwestern Spain, through i...
Scuba diving fishing, predominantly targeting sea cucumbers, has been documented to occur in an uncontrolled manner in the Western Indian Ocean and in other tropical regions. This study illustrates that roving dynamics in fisheries, which have been predominantly addressed on a global scale, also take place at a considerably smaller spatial scale. Importantly, while proposed management of the sea cucumber fishery is often gen...
Galaz, V. et.al. Planetary boundaries – exploring the challenges for global environmental governance. Curr. Opin. Environ. Sustain (2012), doi: 10.1016/j.cosust.2012.01.006
Publication review A range of studies from Earth system scientists argue that human activities drive multiple, interacting effects that cascade through the Earth system. Recent contributions state and quantify nine, interacting 'planetary boundaries' with possible threshold effects. This article provides an overview of the global governance challenges that follow from this notion of multiple, interacting and possibly non-li...
Olsson, P. and V. Galaz (in press). Social-ecological innovation and transformation. In Social Innovation: Blurring Sector Boundaries and Challenging Institutional Arrangements. A. Nicholls and A. Murdoch (eds). Palgrave MacMillan.
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Stange, K., Olsson, O., Österblom, H. 2011. Managing organizational change in an international scientific network: A study of ICES reform processes. Marine Policy
Publication review Organizations involved in the governance of natural resources are challenged to adjust to the call for more holistic management approaches. This often necessitates organizational change. Here change processes in the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) during the years 1998—2009 are investigated using semi-structured interviews combined with observations and review of documents. ...
Galaz, V., et al., Polycentric systems and interacting planetary boundaries — Emerging governance of climate change–ocean acidification–marine biodiversity, Ecol. Econ. (2011), doi:10.1016/j.ecolecon.2011.11.012
Kari Stange, Per Olsson, Henrik Österblom, Managing organizational change in an international scientific network: A study of ICES reform processes, Marine Policy, Volume 36, Issue 3, May 2012, Pages 681-688, ISSN 0308-597X, 10.1016/j.marpol.2011.10.013
Publication review Organizations involved in the governance of natural resources are challenged to adjust to the call for more holistic management approaches. This often necessitates organizational change. Here change processes in the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) during the years 1998—2009 are investigated using semi-structured interviews combined with observations and review of documents. Se...
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