G411/G511 Sustainable Development Systems

Dr. Tom P. Evans (evans@indiana.edu)
Department of Geography
Meeting time: Wednesday 4:00-6:30pm


Schedule and Topics

Concepts, Theories and Tools

Week 4

Alternative concepts - System resilience and robustness

1) Walker, B. H, C. S. Holling, S. C. Carpenter, and A. P. Kinzig. 2004. Resilience, adaptability and transformability. Ecology and Society 9(2): 5 [online] URL: http://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol9/iss2/art5/.

2) .Janssen, M., Anderies, J. and Ostrom, E. 2007. Robustness of Social-Ecological Systems to Spatial and Temporal Variability. Society and Natural Resources. 20:307-322.

3) Waltner-Toews, D., and J. Kay. 2005. The Evolution of an Ecosystem Approach: the Diamond Schematic and an Adaptive Methodology or Ecosystem Sustainability and Health. Ecology and Society 10(1):38. [online] URL: http://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol10/iss1/art38/

4) Carpenter, S. R., F. Westley, and M. Turner. 2005. Surrogates for resilience of social–ecological systems. Ecosystems 8:941–944.

5) Carpenter S.R., Walker B., Anderies J.M., Abel N. 2001. From metaphor to measurement: resilience of what to what? Ecosystems. 4:765–781.

6) Burby, R. J. (2006, March). Hurricane Katrina and the paradoxes of government disaster policy. Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 604, 171-191