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Systemic Management Sustainable Human Interactions with Ecosystems and the Biosphere

By: Charles Fowler
295 pages, Figs, tabs
Systemic Management
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Describes a holistic, objective and universally applicable form of management, providing a framework for addressing environmental challenges such as global warming, emergent diseases, deforestation, overpopulation, the extinction crisis, pollution, over-fishing, and habitat destruction. Its goals are the consistently sustainable relationships between humans and ecosystems, between humans and other species, and between humans and the biosphere.

This book presents a convincing argument that these goals, and the means to achieve them, can be inferred from empirical information. It describes how comparisons between humans and other species reveal patterns that can serve to guide management toward true sustainability i.e. ways that are empirically observed to work in natural systems. This objective approach has rarely been possible in conventional management because sustainability is invariably undermined by conflicting human values.

'Systemic management' is presented as a specialized process of pattern-based decision-making that avoids the inconsistency, subjectivity and error in current management practice.It clearly demonstrates how mimicking nature's empirical examples of sustainability can circumvent anthropocentric tendencies to overuse/misuse human values in management, and illustrates the science best suited for achieving sustainability through examples of research that address specific management questions.


Preface; Acknowledgments; 1. Systemic Management: What and Why; 2. Variation Among Species: Observing Limits; 3. Selective Extinction and Speciation; 4. Why Conventional Management Does Not Work; 5. Why Systemic Management Works; 6. Humans: a Species Beyond the Limits; Epilogue; Bibliography; Subject Index

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By: Charles Fowler
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