Cultural ecosystem services and the avifauna of the Western Cape: a social-ecological systems investigation

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Cumming, Graeme en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Heydinger, John Moore en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2015-06-30T08:05:13Z
dc.date.available 2015-06-30T08:05:13Z
dc.date.issued 2014 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Heydinger, J. 2014. Cultural ecosystem services and the avifauna of the Western Cape: a social-ecological systems investigation. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/13189
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract The ecosystem services concept has become inextricably linked to the economic valuation approach. Such an approach rests upon a triple incoherency, inadequately accounting for relationships between natural components, social and natural components, and within society itself. These incoherencies have distracted the ecosystem services concept away from its initial grounds: the reliance of humans upon the natural world. The faults of these three arenas are reviewed and found to be insuperable – ecosystem services must be re-imagined if they are to support positive conservation efforts. Such re-imagination here takes place within the framework of Social-ecological Systems (SES) theory. Founded upon the unifying concept of change, SES theory introduces a needed awareness of the dynamic interactions which characterize the process by which ecosystem services are realized by people. This introductory chapter sets the premise from which the rest of this thesis will operate: that the ecosystem services concept must account for the temporal dynamics of social-ecological interactions. Once an element of change becomes linked to ecosystem services only then can the concept may speak meaningfully to the co-constitution of the social and ecological arenas en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Biological Sciences en_ZA
dc.title Cultural ecosystem services and the avifauna of the Western Cape: a social-ecological systems investigation en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Science en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Biological Sciences en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname MPhil en_ZA
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