Search for dissertations about: "Ecological knowledge"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 251 swedish dissertations containing the words Ecological knowledge.

  1. 1. Deliberating value : On the theory and practice of valuation of nature from neoclassical to ecological economics

    Author : Lina Isacs; Cecilia Håkansson; Jasper Kenter; Therese Lindahl; Ulrika Gunnarsson-Östling; Neil Ravenscroft; KTH; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; ecological economics; neoclassical environmental economics; value; valuation; deliberative democracy; green GDP; alien invasive species; social cost of carbon; SCC; carbon values; stated preferences; trade-offs; Alan Holland; Dasgupta; ontology; epistemology; critical realism; autoethnograhpy; critical theory; reflexive methodology; ekologisk ekonomi; neoklassisk miljöekonomi; värde; värdering; deliberativ demokrati; grön BNP; invasiva arter; skadekostnader; klimat; modeller; SP; preferenser; trade-offs; ontologi; epistemologi; kritisk realism; autoetnografi; kritisk teori; reflexiv metodologi; Environmental Strategic Analysis; Miljöstrategisk analys;

    Abstract : This thesis is about whether it is a good idea to place monetary value on nature, to remedy the fact that we treat it as having no particular value to us humans, although it clearly has. The thesis is based on five research papers that can be said to position themselves on opposite sides in the debate on monetisation of nature. READ MORE

  2. 2. Learning ecosystem complexity : A study on small-scale fishers’ ecological knowledge generation

    Author : Diana Garavito-Bermúdez; Camilla Thunborg; Cecilia Lundholm; Beatrice Crona; Alan Reid; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; small-scale fishers; informal learning; knowledge generation; systems thinking; ecological knowledge; ecosystem complexity; work practices; emotional bonds to place; sustainable fisheries management; environmental learning; Vättern; Blekinge; Baltic Sea.; pedagogik; Education;

    Abstract : Small-scale fisheries are learning contexts of importance for generating, transferring, and updating ecological knowledge of natural environments through everyday work practices. The rich knowledge fishers have of local ecosystems is the result of the intimate relationship fishing communities have had with their natural environments across generations (see e. READ MORE

  3. 3. Common Knowledge : lowland Maya urban farming at Xuch

    Author : Christian Isendahl; Luis Alberto Barba Pingarrón; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Archaeology; Ecological settlement archaeology; Maya; urbanism; agriculture; architecture; ceramics; geochemistry; vegetation; soils; archaeoclimatic modelling; Preclassic; Classic; Postclassic; Colonial; Xuch; Puuc; Campeche; Arkeologi; Archaeology subjects; Arkeologiämnen; arkeologi; Archaeology;

    Abstract : During the second half of the first millennium AD, several large urban communities developed in the Puuc region of the northwest Yucatán Peninsula. Investigations of architecture and ceramics at Xuch provide a spatio-chronological framework demonstrating the rapid growth of an urban settlement culminating in the Terminal Classic, and its subsequent decline. READ MORE

  4. 4. Ecological understanding : a space of variation

    Author : Britta Carlsson; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Pedagogik; Education;

    Abstract : This thesis aims at increasing the knowledge of ecological understanding. For this purpose a phenomenographic approach, founded on the theory of variation, is adopted. As a means of expanding the outcome space, a Vygotskian approach to learning is also applied. READ MORE

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

    Author : Maria Tengö; Thomas Elmqvist; Monica Hammer; Carl Folke; Kamaljit Bawa; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; 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; Terrestrial; freshwater and marine ecology; 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