Identifying governance strategies that effectively support ecosystem services, resource sustainability, and biodiversity
2011 (English)In: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, ISSN 0027-8424, E-ISSN 1091-6490, Vol. 108, no 13, 5308-5312 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Conservation scientists, national governments, and internationalconservation groups seek to devise, and implement, governancestrategies that mitigate human impact on the environment. However,few studies to date have systematically investigated the performanceof different systems of governance in achieving successfulconservation outcomes. Here, we use a newly-developed analyticframework to conduct analyses of a suite of case studies, linkingdifferent governance strategies to standardized scores for deliveringecosystem services, achieving sustainable use of natural resources,and conserving biodiversity, at both local and internationallevels. Our results: (i) confirm the benefits of adaptive management;and (ii) reveal strong associations for the role of leadership. Ourwork provides a critical step toward implementing empirically justifiedgovernance strategies that are capable of improving the managementof human-altered environments, with benefits for bothbiodiversity and people.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
National Academy Press, 2011. Vol. 108, no 13, 5308-5312 p.
Earth and Related Environmental Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-187466DOI: www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.1007933108OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-187466DiVA: diva2:930365
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