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The Resource Experiments in consilience : integrating social and scientific responses to save endangered species, edited by Frances R. Westley and Philip S. Miller, (electronic resource)

Experiments in consilience : integrating social and scientific responses to save endangered species, edited by Frances R. Westley and Philip S. Miller, (electronic resource)

Label
Experiments in consilience : integrating social and scientific responses to save endangered species
Title
Experiments in consilience
Title remainder
integrating social and scientific responses to save endangered species
Statement of responsibility
edited by Frances R. Westley and Philip S. Miller
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation In his 1998 book "Consilience," E.O. Wilson set forth the idea that integrating knowledge and insights from across the spectrum of human study -- the humanities, social science, and natural sciences -- is the key to solving complex environmental and social problems. "Experiments in Consilience" tells the unique story of a pathbreaking effort to apply this theoretical construct in a real-world setting. The book describes the work of the Biodiversity Research Network, a team of experts from the United States and Canada brought together to build interdisciplinary connections and stimulate an exchange of expertise. Team members sought to understand the ecology and population dynamics of key species in particular ecosystems, to understand the impact of human populations on those species and ecosystems, and to develop tools and processes for involving a greater variety of stakeholders in conservation efforts. In order to keep the experiment grounded, the network focused on a single type of conservation planning workshop run by a single organization -- the Population and Habitat Viability Assessment Workshop (PHVA) of the IUCN-sponsored Conservation Breeding Specialist Group (CBSG). The book combines sections on the theoretical underpinnings of relevant concepts in population biology, simulation modeling, and social science with detailed descriptions of six PHVA workshops conducted on different species across four continents. A concluding chapter examines the lessons learned, which have application to both theory and practice, including reflections on interdisciplinarity, integrated risk assessment, and future directions for research and action. Through the combination of theory andapplication, combined with frank discussions of what the research network learned -- including both successes and failures -- the book offers fresh ideas on how to improve on-the-ground conservation decisionmaking. "Experime
Action
digitized
Dewey number
333.95/22
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Westley, Frances
  • Miller, Philip S
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  • Endangered species
  • Wildlife conservation
  • Human ecology
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Experiments in consilience : integrating social and scientific responses to save endangered species, edited by Frances R. Westley and Philip S. Miller, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references ([363]-379) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
The story of an experiment : integrating social and scientific responses to facilitate conservation action / Frances R. Westley -- The art of walking through walls : strategy and structure in the conservation breeding specialist group / Frances R. Westley and Harrie Vredenburg -- Integrating the human dimension into endangered species risk assessment / Philip S. Miller and Robert C. Lacy -- Getting the right science and getting the science right : process design and facilitation in PHVA workshops / Frances R. Westley and Onnie Byers -- Logic models for building knowledge and networks : early evaluations of the PHVA approach / Harrie Vredenburg and Frances R. Westley -- Guns, germs, and refugees : the mountain gorilla PHVA in Uganda / Onnie Byers, Philip S. Miller, and Frances R. Westley -- Linking monkeys, biologists, and palmito : the Muriqui PHVA in Brazil / Jenna S. Borovansky and Emmanuel Raufflet -- Building the back loop : community decision making and the Peary and Arctic Islands Caribou PHVA in northern Canada / George Francis -- Incorporating local knowledge : landowners and tree kangaroos in Papua New Guinea / Philip J. Nyhus [and others] -- Uneasy guests : the grizzly bear PHVA in the central Canadian Rockies / Emmanuel Raufflet, Harrie Vrendenburg, and Philip S. Miller -- A special concern : the wolves of Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario / George Francis -- Governance for conservation / George Francis -- Human population dynamics and integrative action / Gayl D. Ness -- Incorporating community population appraisals in PHVA workshops : the early experience / John S. Williams -- Caveat on consilience : barriers and bridges for traditional knowledge and conservation science / David A. Lertzman -- Strangers at the party : an industry strategy perspective on PHVAs / Harrie Vredenburg -- On building bridges between specializations / Gayl D. Ness -- Metamodels as a tool for risk assessment / Philip S. Miller and Robert C. Lacy -- Far from land : further explorations in consilience / Frances R. Westley, Philip S. Miller, and Robert C. Lacy
Control code
ocm60716064
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 393 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781423709701
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)60716064
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Experiments in consilience : integrating social and scientific responses to save endangered species, edited by Frances R. Westley and Philip S. Miller, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references ([363]-379) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
The story of an experiment : integrating social and scientific responses to facilitate conservation action / Frances R. Westley -- The art of walking through walls : strategy and structure in the conservation breeding specialist group / Frances R. Westley and Harrie Vredenburg -- Integrating the human dimension into endangered species risk assessment / Philip S. Miller and Robert C. Lacy -- Getting the right science and getting the science right : process design and facilitation in PHVA workshops / Frances R. Westley and Onnie Byers -- Logic models for building knowledge and networks : early evaluations of the PHVA approach / Harrie Vredenburg and Frances R. Westley -- Guns, germs, and refugees : the mountain gorilla PHVA in Uganda / Onnie Byers, Philip S. Miller, and Frances R. Westley -- Linking monkeys, biologists, and palmito : the Muriqui PHVA in Brazil / Jenna S. Borovansky and Emmanuel Raufflet -- Building the back loop : community decision making and the Peary and Arctic Islands Caribou PHVA in northern Canada / George Francis -- Incorporating local knowledge : landowners and tree kangaroos in Papua New Guinea / Philip J. Nyhus [and others] -- Uneasy guests : the grizzly bear PHVA in the central Canadian Rockies / Emmanuel Raufflet, Harrie Vrendenburg, and Philip S. Miller -- A special concern : the wolves of Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario / George Francis -- Governance for conservation / George Francis -- Human population dynamics and integrative action / Gayl D. Ness -- Incorporating community population appraisals in PHVA workshops : the early experience / John S. Williams -- Caveat on consilience : barriers and bridges for traditional knowledge and conservation science / David A. Lertzman -- Strangers at the party : an industry strategy perspective on PHVAs / Harrie Vredenburg -- On building bridges between specializations / Gayl D. Ness -- Metamodels as a tool for risk assessment / Philip S. Miller and Robert C. Lacy -- Far from land : further explorations in consilience / Frances R. Westley, Philip S. Miller, and Robert C. Lacy
Control code
ocm60716064
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 393 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781423709701
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)60716064
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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