Search for dissertations about: "ecological networks"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 18 swedish dissertations containing the words ecological networks.

  1. 1. Network Based Tools and Indicators for Landscape Ecological Assessments, Planning, and Design

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Land and Water Resources Engineering

    Author : Andreas Zetterberg; KTH.; [2009]
    Keywords : Least-cost modeling; Functional connectivity; Environmental planning tool; Resilience; Spatial redundancy; Ecological integrity; Landscape Ecology; Graph Theory; Ecological Network Graphs; Biodiversity; Conservation Biology; Urban Planning; Regional Planning; EIA; SEA; Environmental Assessment; Ecological Indicator; Impact prediction; Habitat suitability; Species distribution; Urban ecology; GIS; Urbanization; Miljöbedömningsverktyg; Landskapsplanering; Resiliens; Ekologisk integritet; Landskapsekologi; Grafteori; Ekologiska nätverk; Biologisk mångfald; Bevarandebiologi; Urban planering; Regional planering; MKB; SMB; Miljöbedömning; Ekologisk indikator; Konsekvensbedömning; Habitatmodellering; GIS; Urbanisering; FORESTRY; AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES and LANDSCAPE PLANNING Landscape planning Nature conservation and landscape management; SKOGS- och JORDBRUKSVETENSKAP samt LANDSKAPSPLANERING Landskapsplanering Natur- och landskapsvård; TECHNOLOGY Other technology Environmental engineering; TEKNIKVETENSKAP Övriga teknikvetenskaper Miljöteknik; NATURAL SCIENCES Biology Terrestrial; freshwater and marine ecology Terrestrial ecology; NATURVETENSKAP Biologi Terrestisk; limnisk och marin ekologi Terrestisk ekologi;

    Abstract : Land use change constitutes a primary driving force in shaping social-ecological systems world wide, and its effects reach far beyond the directly impacted areas. Graph based landscape ecological tools have become established as a promising way to efficiently explore and analyze the complex, spatial systems dynamics of ecological networks in physical landscapes. READ MORE

  2. 2. Management Practices for Dealing with Uncertainty and Change : Social-Ecological Systems in Tanzania and Madagascar

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Institutionen för systemekologi

    Author : Maria Tengö; Stockholms universitet.; [2004]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; resilience; ecosystem services; local ecological knowledge; traditional ecological knowledge; ecosystem management; agroecosystems; dry tropical forest; social institutions; forest regeneration; sacred forests; taboos; community conservation; Southern Madagascar; Androy; Iraqw; management practices; habitat loss; small reserves; human-dominated ecosystems; social-ecological systems; NATURAL SCIENCES Biology Terrestrial; freshwater and marine ecology; NATURVETENSKAP Biologi Terrestisk; limnisk och marin ekologi;

    Abstract : The development of human societies rests on functioning ecosystems. This thesis builds on integrated theories of linked social-ecological systems and complex adaptive systems to increase the understanding of how to strengthen the capacity of ecosystems to generate services that sustain human well-being. READ MORE

  3. 3. Of Mangroves and Middlemen : A study of social and ecological linkages in a coastal community

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Institutionen för systemekologi

    Author : Beatrice Crona; Stockholms universitet.; [2006]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; mangroves; restoration; ecosystem goods and services; natural resource management; local ecological knowledge; social networks; social-ecological systems; East Africa; co-management; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP;

    Abstract : This thesis studies some of the links between the social and ecological components in a coastal Social-Ecological System (SES) of East Africa to gain insight into factors affecting natural resource management at a community level. It does so by assessing the return of ecosystem goods and services in restored mangroves through both ecological and socio-economic measurements, and by empirically studying variations and diversity in content of local ecological knowledge among resource users, its relation to valuation of ecosystem goods and services and its distribution across a social network. READ MORE

  4. 4. In Rhizomia : Actors, Networks and Resilience in Urban Landscapes

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Systemekologiska institutionen

    Author : Henrik Ernstson; Stockholms universitet.; [2008]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; urban ecosystem services; green space; social network analysis; social movements; actor-networks; transformation; ecosystem management; scale mismatch; co-management; governance; broker; conservation; Stockholm; HUMANITIES and RELIGION History and philosophy subjects Ethnology Human ecology; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP Historisk-filosofiska ämnen Etnologi Humanekologi; naturresurshushållning; Natural Resources Management;

    Abstract : With accelerating urbanization it is crucial to understand how urban ecosystems play a part in generating ecosystem services for urban dwellers, such as clean water, spaces for recreation, stress relief and improved air quality. An equally important question relate to who gets to enjoy these benefits, i.e. READ MORE

  5. 5. Nurturing resilience in social-ecological systems : Lessons learned from bridging organizations

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Department of Systems Ecology, Stockholm University

    Author : Lisen Schultz; Stockholms universitet.; [2009]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; adaptive co-management; social-ecological resilience; local stewards; bridging organizations; learning; participation; Kristianstads Vattenrike; Biosphere Reserves; sustainable development; biodiversity conservation; ecosystem management; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; naturresurshushållning; Natural Resources Management;

    Abstract : In an increasingly complex, rapidly changing world, the capacity to cope with, adapt to, and shape change is vital. This thesis investigates how natural resource management can be organized and practiced to nurture this capacity, referred to as resilience, in social-ecological systems. READ MORE