Glaser, Marion ORCID:, Krause, Gesche, Oliveira, R.S. and Herazo-Fontalvo, M. (2010) Mangroves and people: a social-ecological system. In: Mangrove dynamics and management in North Brazil. . Ecological Studies, 211 . Springer, Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 307-351. ISBN 978-3-642-13456-2

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This chapter summarizes some theoretical and empirical conclusions of our 10-year social science research in a mangrove region in north Brazil. Over the years, our analyses increasingly focused on the linkages between mangrove ecosystem and human/societal systems. Section 21.1 starts with an outline of the concept of social-ecological system. This is the foundation of our analytical approach. Mangrove values and livelihood impacts are then discussed in Sect. 21.2. Two very different, locally specific types of social-ecological dynamics in the study area are outlined in detail in Sect. 21.3. The development of visions and indicators for sustainable coastal management in Sect. 21.4 is guided by the aim of generating research knowledge that is relevant to societal problems and aims. Section 21.5 introduces concepts of participation and co-management and discusses “extractive reserves” (RESEX), a new coastal co-management initiative in Brazil. Section 21.6 presents scenarios as alternative versions of how a mangrove-based social-ecological system might develop in the future, and Sect. 21.7 elaborates which types of knowledge and further research are needed to develop regionally appropriate mangrove governance and management that is also able to support globally sustainable futures.

Document Type: Book chapter
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Research affiliation: Social Sciences > Social-Ecological Systems Analysis
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