Ecosystem Stewardship: Sustainability Strategies for a Rapidly Changing Planet

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Title: Ecosystem Stewardship: Sustainability Strategies for a Rapidly Changing Planet
Author: Clark, William C.; Chapin, F. Stuart; Carpenter, Stephen R.; Kofinas, Gary P.; Folke, Carl; Abel, Nick; Olsson, Per; Smith, D. Mark Stafford; Walker, Brian; Young, Oran R.; Berkes, Fikret; Biggs, Reinette; Grove, J. Morgan; Naylor, Rosamond L.; Pinkerton, Evelyn; Steffen, Will; Swanson, Frederick J

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Citation: Chapin, F. S., Stephen R. Carpenter, Gary P. Kofinas, et al. 2010. Ecosystem Stewardship: Sustainability Strategies for a Rapidly Changing Planet." Trends in Ecology & Evolution. 25 (4):241-249.
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Abstract: Ecosystem stewardship is an action-oriented framework intended to foster social-ecological
sustainability of a rapidly changing planet. Recent developments identify three strategies that make optimal use of current understanding in an environment of inevitable uncertainty and abrupt change: reducing the magnitude of, and exposure and sensitivity to, known stresses;
focusing on proactive policies that shape change; and avoiding or escaping unsustainable social-ecological
traps. All social-ecological systems are vulnerable to recent and projected changes but
have sources of adaptive capacity and resilience that can sustain ecosystem services and human
well-being through active ecosystem stewardship.
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tree.2009.10.008
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