Bridging Scales and Knowledge Systems: Concepts and by World Resources Institute, Millennium Ecosystem Assessment,

By World Resources Institute, Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, Walter Reid, Thomas Wilbanks, Doris Capistrano, Fikret Berkes

Bridging the space among neighborhood wisdom and western technology is vital to figuring out the world's ecosystems and the ways that people engage with and form these ecosystems. This publication brings jointly a gaggle of world-class scientists in an unparalleled attempt to construct a proper framework for linking neighborhood and indigenous wisdom with the worldwide medical firm. participants discover the demanding situations, bills, and advantages of bridging scales and information structures in review methods and in source administration. Case reviews examine numerous efforts to bridge scales, offering very important classes bearing on what has labored, what has now not, and the prices and merits linked to these efforts. Drawing at the groundbreaking paintings of the Millennium Eco-system review, "Bridging Scales and data platforms" can be essential for destiny efforts to behavior atmosphere exams world wide.

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In fact, observations of local circumstances—and especially adaptive behavior—can challenge generalizations about the regions in which they are located—for instance, the subglobal assessment component of the MA found that, in some cases, localities within regions considered highly stressed were relatively stable while some localities within regions considered relatively stable were relatively stressed (Pereira, Reyers, and Watanabe 2005; also see Kok 2001, 115). Moreover, a local scale can be especially valuable in identifying sometimes overlooked or understudied issues related to environmental change (AAG 2003).

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