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Sustaining Coastal Zone Systems

Edited By: Paul Tett, Autun Sandberg and Anne Mette

160 pages, col illus

Dunedin Academic Press

Paperback | Jun 2011 | #190676 | ISBN-13: 9781906716271
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This book introduces a 'systems approach' to understanding and managing complex interactions between the natural ecosystems and the human economies and societies in the coastal zone. It draws examples from a successful European research project to show how 'communicative rationality', and the construction of models of 'socio-ecosystems', can be used to help stakeholders, environmental managers, and policy-makers choose between alternative solutions to coastal zone problems. It brings together key ideas about environmental management from the natural, social, and economic sciences, and will interest all those looking for solutions to environmental problems that take account of human needs and wishes, and use existing human institutions.

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Seven senior researchers from the natural and social sciences who are members of the EU research project Science and Policy Integration for Coastal System AssessmentsA" (SPICOSA). The team is: Denis Bailly, University of Brest, France; Marta Estrada, CSIC, Barcelona, Spain; Thomas Sawyer Hopkins, IAMC, Naples, Italy; Anne Mette, KMGNE, Berlin, Germany; Maurizio Ribera d'Alcala, Zoological Station of Naples, Italy; and Audun Sandberg, BodA University College, Norway.

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