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Systematic Review of Recent Social Indicator Efforts in US Coastal and Ocean Ecosystems (2000–2016)

Authors: Victoria C. Ramenzoni and David Yoskowitz Volume 8, Number 1 (2017) Abstract: After Hurricanes Sandy and Katrina, governmental organizations have placed the development of metrics to quantify social impacts, resilience, and community adaptation at the center of their agendas. Following the premise that social indicators provide valuable information to help decision makers address complex interactions between people and the environment, several interagency groups in the United States have undertaken the task of embedding social metrics into policy and management. While this task has illuminated important opportunities for cons ... Read more

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Volume 8, Number 1 (2017)

  1. Introduction: Measurements and Metrics [Free to all readers!]

    Dan Brockington
  2. Systematic Review of Recent Social Indicator Efforts in US Coastal and Ocean Ecosystems (2000-2016)

    Victoria C. Ramenzoni and David Yoskowitz
  3. A Crystal Ball for Forests? Analyzing the Social-Ecological Impacts of Forest Conservation and Management over the Long Term [Open Access]

    Daniel C. Miller, Pushpendra Rana, and Catherine Benson Wahlén
  4. Culturally Grounded Indicators of Resilience in Social-Ecological Systems

    Eleanor Sterling et al.
  5. The Metrics of Making Ecosystem Services

    Pamela McElwee
  6. Natural Resources by Numbers: The Promise of “El uno por mil” in Ecuador’s Yasuní-ITT Oil Operations

    Amelia Fiskes
  7. Accounting for Loss in Fish Stocks: A Word on Life as Biological Asset

    Jennifer E. Telesca
  8. Parks, Proxies, and People: Ideology, Epistemology, and the Measurement of Human Population Growth on Protected Area Edges

    David M. Hoffman
  9. Temperature and Capital: Measuring the Future with Quantified Heat

    Scott W. Schwartz
  10. Review Essay: Is There a National Paradigm to Sustainable Development?

    Yves Laberge

 

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