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Systemic Management: Sustainable Human Interactions with Ecosystems and the Biosphere

Charles W. Fowler


“Systemic management” describes a holistic, objective, and universally applicable form of management, providing a framework for addressing environmental challenges such as global warming, emergent diseases, deforestation, overpopulation, the extinction crisis, pollution, overfishing, and habitat destruction. Its goals are the consistently sustainable relationships between humans and ecosystems, between humans and other species, and between humans and the biosphere. This book presents a convincing argument that these goals, and the means to achieve them, can be inferred from empirical informati ... More

Keywords: sustainability, ecosystems, biosphere, useful reductionism, holistic, reality-based management, emergence, patterns, best science, objective, self-control

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199540969
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199540969.001.1


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Charles W. Fowler, author
Program Leader, National Marine Mammal Laboratory, U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration