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Bridging Scales and Knowledge Systems: Concepts and Applications in Ecosystem Assessment
by Walter World Resources Institute and Walter Millennium Ecosystem Assessment
edited by Walter Reid, Thomas Wilbanks, Doris Capistrano and Fikret Berkes
Island Press, 2006
Paper: 978-1-59726-038-1 | eISBN: 978-1-59726-840-0 | Cloth: 978-1-59726-037-4
Library of Congress Classification QH75.B695 2006
Dewey Decimal Classification 333.95

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Bridging the gap between local knowledge and western science is essential to understanding the world's ecosystems and the ways in which humans interact with and shape those ecosystems. This book brings together a group of world-class scientists in an unprecedented effort to build a formal framework for linking local and indigenous knowledge with the global scientific enterprise.

Contributors explore the challenges, costs, and benefits of bridging scales and knowledge systems in assessment processes and in resource management. Case studies look at a variety of efforts to bridge scales, providing important lessons concerning what has worked, what has not, and the costs and benefits associated with those efforts. Drawing on the groundbreaking work of the Millennium Eco-system Assessment, Bridging Scales and Knowledge Systems will be indispensable for future efforts to conduct ecosystem assessments around the world.

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