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Stephan Barthel, Sverker Sörlin and John Ljungkvist. 2011. Innovative Memory and Resilient Cities: Echoes from Ancient Constantinople. In Paul Sinclair, Frands Herschend, Christian Isendahl and Gullög Nordquist. (Eds). The Urban Mind, cultural and environmental dynamics, Studies in Global Archaeology 15. Sweden, Uppsala University Press
2011 - Book chapter
Publication review This chapter uses insights from resilience thinking in analysing a two-thousand-year period of ancient and modern Constantinople, addressing one of the great challenges of the Urban Anthropocene: how to nurture an ecologically sound urbanisation. One of the lessons is that Constantinople maintained a diversity of insurance strategies to a greater degree than many historical and contemporary urban centres...
Ljungqvist, J., Barthel, S., Finnveden, G., and Sörlin, S. (2010). The Urban Anthropocene: Lessons for Sustainability from the Environmental History of Constantinople. In Paul Sinclair, Frands Herschend, Christian Isendahl and Gullög Nordquist. (Eds). The Urban Mind, cultural and environmental dynamics Studies in Global Archaeology 15. Sweden, Uppsala University Press.
2010 - Book chapter
Barthel, S., Colding, J., Ernstson, H., Marcus, L., Erixon, H., and Thorsvall, J. 2010. Qbook4-Hållbarthet, Albano Resilient Campus. Akademiska Hus.
2010 - Other publication
Ernstson, H., Barthel, S., Andersson, E., & Borgström, S. (2010). Scale-Crossing Brokers and Network Governance of Urban Ecosystem Services: The Case of Stockholm, Sweden. Ecology and Society, 15 (4), 28. http://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol15/iss4/art28/
2010 - Journal / article
Publication review This article synthesizes a set of case studies from urban green areas in Stockholm, Sweden—allotment gardens, urban parks, cemeteries and protected areas—and discusses how governmental agencies and civil society groups engaged in urban green area management can be linked through social networks so as to better match spatial scales of ecosystem processes. The article develops a framework that combines eco...
Barthel S, Folke C, and Colding J. In press. Social-ecological memory in urban gardens — Retaining the capacity for management of ecosystem services. Global Environmental Change.
2010 - Journal / article
Publication review Many ecosystem services are in decline. Local ecological knowledge and associated practice are essential to sustain and enhance ecosystem services on the ground. Here, we focus on social or collective memory in relation to management practice that sustains ecosystem services, and investigate where and how ecological practices, knowledge and experience are retained and transmitted. We analyze such social—e...
Barthel, Stephan, 2008, Recalling Urban Nature-linking city people to ecosystem services, PhD Dissertation Stockholm University.
2008 - Dissertation
Publication review This thesis investigates how social-ecological features behind practices of actor groups shape the generation of ecosystem services (ES). The empirical basis is case studies in the urban landscape of Stocholm, and the methodological approach is interdisciplinary. Download the thesis here Paper I shows that the urban landscape owes it current flow of ES to co-evolutionary processes and that governance wit...
Andersson, E, S. Barthel and K. Arhné. 2007 . Measuring Social—Ecological Dynamics behind the Generation of Ecosystem Services. Ecological Applications, 17: 1267—78.
2007 - Journal / article
Publication review The generation of ecosystem services depends on both social and ecological features. Here we focus on management, its ecological consequences, and social drivers. Our approach combined (1) quantitative surveys of local species diversity and abundance of three functional groups of ecosystem service providers (pollinators, seed dispersers, and insectivores) with (2) qualitative studies of local management ...