Ecosystem services governance : managing complexity?Ecosystem services governance : managing complexity?
Faculty of Social Sciences. Sociology
Society and Environment
Amsterdam :Elsevier, 2014[*]2014
Ecosystem services : global issues, local practices. - Amsterdam, 2014
University of Antwerp
Ecosystem governance deals with the management of not only the ecosystem, but also of related social aspects such as decision making, social interaction, and power relations. Taking a closer look at this social side of ecological issues, we learn that these issues are not straightforward or self-evident: What to take into account when describing and analyzing social-ecological systems and how to manage them in practice is open to a diversity of approaches. A common denominator and key question of these approaches seems to be how to deal with the complexity that comes with it. In this chapter we will present a diversity of approaches to ecosystem governance and draw some lessons for complexity management.