Social & Ecological Systems


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Ban, N.C., and Cox, M. 2017. Advancing social-ecological research through teaching: summary, observations, and challenges. Ecology and Society. 22

Bennett, N., Roth, R., Klain, S., Chan, K., Christie, P., Clark, D., Cullman, G., Curran, D., Durbin, T., Epstein, G., Greenberg, A., Nelson, P., Sandlos, J, Stedman, R., Teel, T., Thomas, R., Verissimo, D. and Wyborn, C. 2016. Conservation social science: Understanding and integrating human dimensions to improve conservation. Biological Conservation. Biological Conservation 205: 93–108. OA

Whitney, C.K., Bennett N.J.Ban, N.C., Allison, E.H. , Armitage, D., Blythe, J.L., Burt, J.M.,  Cheung, W., Finkbeiner, E.M., Kaplan-Hallam, M., Perry, I., Turner, N.J., and Yumagulova, L.  2017. Adaptive capacity: from assessment to action in coastal social-ecological systems. Ecology and Society 22 (2):22.


Bennett, N. Blythe, J., Tyler, S., Ban, N. 2016. Communities and Change in the Anthropocene: Understanding Social-Ecological Vulnerability and Planning Adaptations to Multiple Interacting Exposures. Regional Environmental Change. 16: 907–926. OA

Bennett, N.J., Dearden, P., and Kadfak, A. 2016. Community-based scenario planning: A process for vulnerability analysis and adaptation planning to social-ecological change in coastal communities. Environment, Development and Sustainability, 18(6): 1771-1799. OA

Berkes F., Arce-Ibarra M., Armitage D., Charles A., Loucks L., Makino M., Satria A., Seixas C., Abraham J., Berdej S. 2016. Analysis of Social-Ecological Systems for Community Conservation. Community Conservation Research Network, Halifax Canada. OA

Bouamrane, M., M. Spierenburg, A. Agrawal, A. Boureima, M.C. CormierSalem, M. Etienne, C. Le Page, H. Levrel and R. Mathevet. 2016. Stakeholder engagement and biodiversity conservation challenges in socialecological systems: some insights from biosphere reserves in western Africa and France. Ecology and Society, 21(4):25.



Andrachuk, M., and D. Armitage. 2015. Understanding social-ecological change and transformation through community perceptions of system identity. Ecology and Society 20(4): 26.

Armitage, D. 2015 Social-ecological change in Canada’s Arctic. Coping, Adapting and Learning for an Uncertain Future. in: Glavovic, B., Kay, R., Kelly, M. and A. Travers (Eds.). Climate Change and the Coastal: Building Resilient Communities.

Berdej, S., Andrachuk, M. and D. Armitage. 2015. Conservation narratives and their implications for the Coral Triangle Initiative. Conservation and Society 13(2): 212-220.

Cundill, G., Leitch, A., Schultz, L., Armitage, D., and Peterson, G. 2015. Principle 5 – Encourage learning. In Biggs, R., Schlüter, M. and M. Schoon (Eds.). Principles for Building Resilience: Sustaining Ecosystem Services in Social-Ecological Systems. Cambridge University Press. Pp. 174-200.

Epstein, G., Pittman, J., Alexander, S., Berdej, S., Dyck, T. Kreitmair, U., Rathwell, K. Villamayor, S. Vogt, J and Armitage, D. 2015. Institutional fit and the sustainability of social-ecological systems. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability. 14: 34–40.

Nayak, P., Armitage, D. and M. Andrachuk. 2015. Power and politics of social-ecological regime shifts in the Chilika lagoon, India and Tam Giang lagoon, Vietnam. Regional Environmental Change. DOI: 10.1007/s10113-015-0775-4.


Gerhardinger, L.C.; Martins, G.C.; Moreira, A.P.T.; Curti, C.; Seixas, Cristiana. S. 2014. Socioecological resilience at São José Ecovillage – South Brazil. In: Steffen Böhm, Zareen Pervez Bharucha, and Jules Pretty (Eds): Ecocultures: Blueprints for Sustainable Communities. Routledge. 312p. (ISBN-10: 0415812852)

Seixas, C.S e Viera, M.A.R.M. 2014. Fisher’s knowledge and the Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries: Legal instruments and lessons from five cases studies in coastal Brazil In: Fischer, J., Jorgensen, J., Josupeit, H., Kalikoski, D. and Lucas, C.M., ed. 2014. Fishers’ knowledge and the ecosystem approach to fisheries: applications, experiences and lessons in Latin America. FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Technical Paper No. 591. Rome, FAO.


Armitage, D., Bene, C., Charles, A., Johnson, D., E. Allison. 2012. The interplay of well-being and resilience in applying a social-ecological perspective. Ecology and Society 17(4): 15.

Bennett, N., and Dearden, P. 2012. A History of Change: An Exploration of Social and Ecological Change in Ban Tha Khao through the Photographs of Locals (in Thai and English – Translated by Alin Kadfak). Report prepared for Project IMPAACT, Marine Protected Areas Research Group, University of Victoria. 82p.

Bennett, N., and Dearden, P. 2012. A Picture of Koh Phrathong: An Exploration of Change in the Environment and in Communities on the Andaman Coast of Thailand (in Thai & English, Translated: A. Kadfak). Report prepared for Project IMPAACT, Marine Protected Areas Research Group, University of Victoria. 82p.

Charles, A. 2012. People, Oceans and Scale: Governance, Livelihoods and Climate Change Adaptation in Marine Social–Ecological Systems. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 4:351–357.

Hanazaki, N.; Berkes, F.; Seixas, C.; Peroni, N. 2012. Livelihood Diversity, Food Security and Resilience among the Caiçara of Coastal Brazil. Human Ecology (DOI 10.1007/s10745-012-9553-9)

Sampaio, M.G.; Ticktin, T.; Seixas, C.S.; Santos, F.A.M. 2012. Effects of socioeconomic conditions on the multiple uses of swamp forests. Human Ecology 40:821–831.


Charles, A. 2011. Small-Scale Fisheries: On Rights, Trade and Subsidies. Maritime Studies (MAST) 10:85-94.

Seijo, J.C., A. Charles, R. Chuenpagdee, and S. Salas. 2011. Toward sustainability for coastal fisheries of Latin America and the Caribbean: effective governance and healthy ecosystems. p.403-421 in: Coastal Fisheries of Latin America and the Caribbean. (S. Salas, R. Chuenpagdee, A. Charles, J.C. Seijo, editors). FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Technical Paper. No. 544. Rome, FAO.