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- DescriptionEnvironmental law envisions ecological systems as existing in an equilibrium state, reinforcing a rigid legal framework unable to absorb rapid environmental changes and invations in sustainability. For the past four decades, resilience theory, which embraces uncertainty and nlinear dynamics in complex adaptive systems, has provided a robust, invaluable foundation for sound environmental management. Reforming American law to incorporate this kwledge is the key to sustainability. This volume features top legal and resilience scholars speaking on resilience theory and its legal applications to climate change, biodiversity, national parks, and water law.
- Author BiographyAhjond S. Garmestani is a research scientist at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency-National Risk Management Research Laboratory. Craig R. Allen is leader and professor of the U.S. Geological Survey-Nebraska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
- PublisherColumbia University Press
- Date of Publication14/03/2014
- SubjectLaw: General & Reference
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintColumbia University Press
- Content NoteFigures: 5,
- Weight454 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine20 mm
- Edited byAhjond S. Garmestani,Craig R. Allen
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