NCEAS Project 2120

Theories for sustainable futures: Understanding and managing for resilience in human-ecological systems

  • Lance H. Gunderson
  • Crawford S. Holling
  • Garry Peterson

ActivityDatesFurther Information
Workshop17th—19th March 1999Participant List  
Postdoctoral Fellow6th May 1999—5th August 2000Participant List  
Workshop21st—23rd May 1999Participant List  
Working Group3rd—5th February 2000Participant List  
Working Group15th May—1st June 2000Participant List  

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This proposal seeks support to prepare materials and conduct a short course at NCEAS, on the subject "Theories for Sustainable Futures: Understanding and Managing for Resilience in Human-Ecological Systems". We propose to hold two meetings at NCEAS and locate a post-doctoral position there to help develop models and interactive material for the world wide web. The first workshop will bring together an interdisciplinary group of scholars (ecologists, mathematicians, economists, sociologists and political scientists) to produce a book and a set of Internet-web products. Those products will serve as the set of materials for the second NCEAS activity; a course on understanding and managing ecological systems that will be designed for a multi-disciplinary group of graduate students, and advanced resource practitioners.

TypeProducts of NCEAS Research
Report or White Paper Ganguly, Anirban. 2001. A case-study on community forestry in India in the World Resources Report. World Resources Report, 2000-2001. (Online version)
Presentations Gunderson, Lance H. 2000. Modeling for management. Nature Conservancy's International Science and Stewardship Conference, 15 February 2000. Orlando, FL.
Book Gunderson, Lance H.; Holling, Crawford S. 2001. Panarchy: Understanding Transformations in Human and Natural Systems. Island Press. Washington, DC. Pages 450.
Book Chapter Gunderson, Lance H.; Holling, Crawford S.; Peterson, Garry. 2001. Surprises and sustainability: Cycles of renewal in the Everglades. Edited by Gunderson, L.; Holling, C. S.. Panarchy: Understanding Transformations in Human and Natural Systems. Island Press. Washington, DC. Pages 315-332.
Journal Article Hilderbrand, Robert; Watts, Adam; Randle, April. 2005. The myths of restoration ecology. Ecology and Society. Vol: 10(1). Pages 19.
Book Chapter Holling, Crawford S.; Gunderson, Lance H.; Peterson, Garry. 2001. Sustainability and panarchies. Edited by Gunderson, L.; Holling, C. S.. Panarchy: Understanding Transformations in Human and Natural Systems. Island Press. Washington, DC. Pages 63-102.
Presentations Peterson, Garry. 1999. Adaptive management of fire in north Florida, 15 June 1999. CSIRO Tropical Ecology Center. Darwin, Australia.
Presentations Peterson, Garry. 1999. Ecology and construction. Construction Ecology and Metabolism, 6-7 May 1999 . Conference Center for Sustainable Construction. Gainsville, FL.
Presentations Peterson, Garry. 1999. Theories for sustainable futures.
Presentations Peterson, Garry. 2000. Adaptive management in north Florida, 18 April 2000. Department of Biological Sciences, Florida Atlantic University. Boc Raton, FL.
Presentations Peterson, Garry. 2000. Contagious disturbance, ecological memory, and the emergence of ecological pattern. 15th U.S. Landscape Ecology Symposium, 15-19 April 2000. Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
Journal Article Peterson, Garry. 2000. Political Ecology and ecological resilience: An integration of human and ecological dynamics. Ecological Economics. Vol: 35. Pages 323-336.
Report or White Paper Peterson, Garry. 2000. Theories for sustainable futures short course. National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis Report. (Online version)
Journal Article Peterson, Garry; Cummingham, S.; Deutsch, L.; Erickson, Jon D.; Quinlan, Allyson; Raez-Luna, E.; Tinch, R.; Troell, M.; Woodbury, P.; Zens, S. 2000. The risks and benefits of genetically modified crops: A multidisciplinary perspective. Conservation Ecology. Vol: 4. Pages 13. (Online version)
Journal Article Peterson, Garry; Heemskerk, Marieke. 2001. Deforestation and forest regeneration following small-scale gold mining in the Amazon: The case of Suriname. Environmental Conservation. Vol: 28(2). Pages 117-126.
Book Chapter Peterson, Garry. 2001. Multiple stable states and landscape resilience. Edited by Gergel, S. E.; Turner, M. G.. Learning Landscape Ecology: A Practical Guide to Concepts and Techniques. Springer-Verlag. New York. Pages 166-186. (Online version)
Book Chapter Peterson, Garry. 2002. Using ecological dynamics to move towards an adaptive architecture. Edited by Kibert, C.; Sendzimir, J.; Guy, G.B.. Construction Ecology: Nature as the Basis for Green Buildings. Spon Press. London. Pages 127-150.
Report or White Paper Peterson, Garry. Modelling guide.
Report or White Paper Peterson, Garry. Sustainable futures course plan.
Journal Article Pritchard, Lowell; Folke, Carl; Gunderson, Lance H. 2000. Valuation of ecosystem services in institutional context. Ecosystems. Vol: 3. Pages 36-40.
Presentations Tengo, Maria. 2000. Management in Northern Tanzania, June 2000. International Association for Common Property Resources.