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Resource and Environmental Management: Third Edition

Bruce Mitchell


Change. Complexity. Uncertainty, Conflict, Ambiguity. Intractability. Wicked problems. Ethics, Integrity. All these terms capture much of what resource and environmental managers must address in determining the most appropriate course of action relative to social-ecological systems. Often, no obviously correct strategy or response is identifiable. Instead, options exist, each with strengths and weaknesses. Ultimately a decision must be taken, reflecting scientific and experiential understanding as well as values and priorities of societies and stakeholders. The intent in this book is to raise ... More

Keywords: change, complexity, uncertainty, conflict, vision, integrated approach, adaptive management, engagement

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190885816
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190885816.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bruce Mitchell, author
Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Department of Geography and Environmental Management, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada