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Pandas and People free pdf Understanding the complex relationships between humans and the natural world is essential for achieving environmental sustainability and improving human well-being, yet many studies are unable to reveal complex interactions and hidden trends. This is the first book to synthesize the findings and approaches of long-term integrated research in a model coupled human and natural system, and to illustrate their applications to regional, national, and global scales. It features a classic long-term interdisciplinary research project in the Wolong Nature Reserve of China, which contains one of the largest wild populations of the world-famous endangered giant pandas. Bringing together a team of contributors from both the natural and social sciences, this book explores how a long-term interdisciplinary and model system approach is essential to uncover the common patterns and mechanisms of coupled systems, to develop ideas and methods for studying and managing other coupled systems, and ultimately to contribute to the development of theories about coupled systems for sustainability. Pandas and People will be essential reading for scholars interested in the interface of the natural and social sciences, including ecologists, conservation biologists, environmental scientists, sustainability scientists, wildlife biologists, forest scientists, sociologists, anthropologists, economists, and political scientists. It will also be a valuable reference for policy makers, natural resource managers, and graduate students.

About Jianguo Liu

Dr. Jianguo (Jack) Liu is Rachel Carson Chair in Sustainability and University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife as well as Director of the Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability at Michigan State University (MSU). He is also a guess professor in the Chinese Academy of Sciences. His major research interests include coupled human and natural systems, telecoupling, conservation ecology, and integration of ecology with social sciences and policy for understanding and achieving sustainability. His work has been published in journals such as Science and Nature, and featured in the global news media. Vanessa Hull is a postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability (CSIS) at Michigan State University. Her research interests include animal behavior and ecology, landscape ecology, and conservation biology. She received her PhD in Fisheries and Wildlife from Michigan State University in 2014. Her work has been published in journals such as Biological Conservation, Ecology and Society, and Science, and has been widely featured in the news media. She has also previously co-edited a book "Sources, Sinks, and Sustainability" (2011, Cambridge University Press). Dr. Wu Yang is an Associate Scientist and Manager of Monitoring

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Author : Jianguo Liu
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Data Published :
ISBN : 0198703546
EAN : 9780198703549
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 304 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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