Regime shifts

Author(s): Rocha, J.C., Biggs, R., Peterson, G.
In: Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability 5: Ecosystem Management and Sustainability
Year: 2012
Type: Book chapter
Theme affiliation: Complex Adaptive Systems
Full reference: Rocha, J.C., Biggs, R., Peterson, G. 2012. Regime Shifts. In: Braig, R., Nagle, J., Pardy, B., Schmitz, O., Smith, W. (eds.) Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability 5: Ecosystem Management and Sustainability, Berkshire Publishing, 512

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Ecosystem ​Management and Sustainability analyzes myriad human-initiated processes and tools developed to foster sustainable natural resource use, preservation, and restoration. It also examines how humans interact with plant, marine, and animal life in both natural and human-altered environments.

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