Issues and Concepts in Historical Ecology examines key terms and practices within the research framework of historical ecology. Employing a novel approach to collaborative writing projects, the authors examine three aspects of importance to the practice of historical ecology. Addressing temporal issues, four chapters take up linear, complex systems, and other forms of keeping time; the importance of time in the study of climate change; the role of time in the practice of traditional ecological knowledge; and temporal aspects of frames of reference in environmental conservation. Three chapters examine the role of concepts and collaboration in practicing transdisciplinary research, and the final two chapters by its editors offer additional reflections on issues in the book and a summation of the utility of the past for the future.
Key words for Book:
time, complexity, collaboration, communities of practice, diversity, landscapes, social learning, utility of the past, future scenarios.
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