Search for dissertations about: "ecological theory"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 158 swedish dissertations containing the words ecological theory.

  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; Miljöstrategisk analys; Environmental Strategic Analysis;

    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. Ecological embedding : stories of back-to-the-land ecopreneurs and energy descent

    Author : Maxim Vlasov; Zsuzsanna Vincze; Karl Johan Bonnedahl; Gail Whiteman; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; alternative organising; back-to-the-land; ecological embedding; ecopreneurship; degrowth; critical perspectives on sustainability; ethnography; narrative storytelling; alternativ organisering; den nya gröna vågen; ekologisk inbäddning; ekoprenörskap; kritiska hållbarhetsperspektiv; etnografi; narrativ ansats; berättelser; företagsekonomi; Business Studies; sustainability; hållbarhet; etik; Ethics;

    Abstract : This thesis starts with the premise that to address ecological and climate crises, we need to understand their psychological and cultural roots found in the separation of modern societies from the natural world. This separation permeates mainstream approaches to sustainability that either sustain business-as-usual of the unbridled economic growth, or reform it with greener markets and technologies. READ MORE

  3. 3. Ecological understanding : a space of variation

    Author : Britta Carlsson; []

    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

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

    Author : Andreas Zetterberg; Berit Balfors; Ulla Mörtberg; Jan Bengtsson; KTH; []
    Keywords : AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES; LANTBRUKSVETENSKAPER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; LANTBRUKSVETENSKAPER; NATURAL SCIENCES; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES; 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; Nature conservation and landscape management; Natur- och landskapsvård; Environmental engineering; Miljöteknik; Terrestrial ecology; 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

  5. 5. Stewardship in Swedish Baltic small-scale fisheries : A study on the social-ecological dynamics of local resource use

    Author : Emma Björkvik; Wiebren J. Boonstra; Thorsten Blenckner; Jonas Hentati-Sundberg; McCay Bonnie; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; case study research; local ecological knowledge; marine environments; practice; semi-structured interviews; small-scale fisheries social-ecological system; social-ecological traps; structuration theory; traditional ecological knowledge; Sustainability Science; vetenskap om hållbar utveckling;

    Abstract : Sustainability scholars frequently advocate for stewardship as a strategy to foster sustainable development. Stewardship broadly refers to the wise and responsible use of nature, and is considered necessary to ensure the long-term wellbeing of humans and that of life in general. READ MORE